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Will 2015 be the year we say goodbye to passwords?

Brian Honan | Jan. 20, 2015
While innovation continues in many aspects of security, we still rely heavily on users to select secure passwords to authenticate themselves to our systems. Given the spate of breaches where weak passwords played a key role, will 2015 be the year organisations look to get rid of passwords?

What we need to do is educate users on how to select and use passwords securely, for them to use password managers to help them cope with the multitude of passwords they may have to use, and get companies to properly secure the passwords being used to access their systems.

Until cost effective and scalable two factor solutions are widely available we will still have to employ passwords. As a result we need to take a complete holistic approach to managing and securing passwords so we to not rely solely on users to not select their favorite pet's name to protect our data.


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