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Why passwords don't work, and what will replace them

30 October 2019

Keyboard with a fingerprint button

Passwords can be easy to compromise. To boost security, companies are increasingly relying on multiple factor authentication (MFA) which seeks to identify people using as many different ways as possible. Interest in using biometric information is growing but it can also be stolen. It is possible to capture someone's fingerprints from a photo taken from several metres away. 


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Keywords: passwords, security, digital technologies, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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