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Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 12, 2016.

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    The FIDO (formerly Fast Identity Online) Alliance is out to kill the password.

    It wouldn’t seem to be a tough sales job. There is little debate among security experts that passwords are a lousy, obsolete form of authentication.

    The evidence is overwhelming. Most people in spite of exhortations to use long, complicated passwords, to change them at least monthly and to avoid using the same one for multiple sites, don’t.

    The latest Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR) found that 63 percent of all data breaches involved the use of stolen, weak or default passwords.

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