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5 authentication methods putting passwords to shame

Written by TechBug

There’s no arguing that passwords are becoming less and less reliable in protecting our data and identities. Their management, protection and memorization are becoming increasingly problematic, and malicious actors have countless ways to steal them, break them, reset them, or get past them.

A study by research firm Gartner shows that 95 percent of Web app attacks make use of stolen passwords. Multi-factor authentication mechanisms have long been known to be the solution, but due to the complexities of their initial forms of implementations, they have failed to gain traction.

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