AI Technologies to take better control of our life, passwords might be obsolete in the future

Long gone are the days when passwords were the only way to secure our personal information, lock our laptops, and other stuff. According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report, about 80% of the breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords.

It is the first reason why a lot of top companies are looking forward to getting rid of these passwords. About 2,500 IT professionals have surveyed by Yubico in which about two-thirds of them suggested that their companies are likely to adopt other security options instead of passwords.

A new alliance FIDO that speaks for new authentication standards was joined by Apple. The aim of this alliance is to encourage new methods of verification, for instance, passwordless authentication and reduce reliance on traditional passwords.

Some other members of FIDO are Microsoft, Intel, Google, and other big companies. Microsoft is also working to get rid of passwords at least for internal use.

Security researchers are constantly scrutinizing the use of passwords because they believe passwords can be replaced by other strong identity-authentication methods, particularly that leverages advance AI models, for instance, identifying and verifying the pattern of speech, vocabulary, etc.

Although there has been a lot of research on the subject matter right now, it is a long way to reach the destination as many people still rely on passwords. A lot of options are popping up each day, which might be a problem as well as raising the question as to which one to implement?

We need a cohesive strategy to reach a consensus on using passwordless authentication in the companies and elsewhere.

The 2020 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors - infographic

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