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Passwords Have Failed: 3 Alternatives for Authenticating Users

August 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

According to LastPass, their average user has 191 passwords stored in vaults. They also state that 81% of confirmed data breaches are due to passwords. The popular security site Have I Been Pwned lists 6.4 million leaked credentials from over 340 exploited websites. It is clear that managing secure passwords for the average user is to complex. Solutions like LastPass work nicely for the technically literate, but your average baby boomer is in a bad situation. The industry is working to solve this problem with simpler more secure solutions. This talk covers three of the most promising solutions and demonstrates their implementations. I will cover Social Logins, Passwordless, and WebAuthN; discussing their benefits, appropriate contexts and implementation.