Security experts tell you that you should change your passwords every three months. Some people use the same password for multiple accounts. Others use different passwords for every protected account. It can be very confusing. More password protected accounts are requiring 8 characters, at least one capital letter, one number and one character. Oh, the security experts also tell you never to write down your password.
Between bank accounts, credit card accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, and numerous work accounts that are password protected, how can you ever remember all of them? This is why the top three passwords, according to SplashData, continue to be:
Isn’t there a better way to make our accounts secure? With all the technology experts in the world, can’t we come up with a better system?
Thanks to the FIDO Alliance, someday our world may be free from Passwords. The FIDO Alliance formally launched in February 2013 with Agnitio, PayPal, Lenovo, Infineon, Nok Nok Labs, and Validity (now Synaptics) is leading the industry to overcome password dependencies with strong authentication that is more secure, private and easy-to-use.
Think fingerprint ID on your mobile phone.
If your phone supports fingerprint authentication and you have the newest operating system, you will now have the option of logging onto the Atlantic mobile banking app with your fingerprint. The benefit? Quicker logins and no more remembering a password. But if you love your password, no worry. You can turn off the fingerprint log in, in the settings area.
I don’t know what the next authentication system of the future looks like, but I am glad someone is working on it.
Today the FIDO Alliance is more than 200 companies strong, whose goal is to overcome the world’s dependency on passwords. And what a beautiful world it would be if I did not have to remember $c5m4cGo and the twenty two other passwords for my accounts.
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