Can we live without passwords?

Can you imagine a future in which we can be secure online without having to remember an unwieldly list of passwords? Solutions are emerging that could make passwords redundant, but there will be other security problems to resolve!

The explosion of online services has led to a drastic increase in the number of personal and professional accounts – some 191 on average, according to a study conducted in 2017. As a result, the re-use of passwords from one account to another, or the creation of passwords following an easy-to-guess pattern, are common bad practices.

Nowadays, an authentication mechanism is considered safe enough for public use if it relies on at least two factors from two distinct categories. The combination of a password and a temporary code sent by SMS is probably the best-known example.

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