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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:46

The End of the Password (Again)?

Will it ever go away? The basic password is still alive and well.

Just like a boomerang, every time an attempt has been made to throw it away, it just keeps coming back.

Strong passwords, password vaults, even multi-factor authentication have done little to change the regrettable situation where so many people still “protect” (we use the word loosely) their accounts with a password that reads “1234” or “secret” (or “admin” if you’re working in the IT department).

But perhaps an up and coming field in cybersecurity, that of behavioural analytics, will finally offer the chance to stop the accident and incident prone password, once and for all.