Why it's hard to give up passwords in systems and services?


 

People are currently living at a very advanced age. We're close to using Mars, inventing cars that can fly or fly ourselves in jet suits. But in light of this current and future progress, we are still sticking to old tools and methods, especially passwords.


Currently, different operating systems and services allow passwords to be abandoned. It is now possible to log in without the need for a traditional password, but this tool is still widely adopted by a large number of services and systems.


This traditional tool is actually a double-edged sword. As passwords pose a major security risk because creating and managing them is a tedious process, so the user tends to reuse them more than once in more than one place.


Do passwords expire soon?


This tool has been abandoned in a large number of systems. Smartphones, for example, now allow logging in and accessing phone content only with a fingerprint or face.


And now the situation is better since no one under normal circumstances - would be able to guess your fingerprint, or steal your face! This is just an implementation of passwordless authentication, which can happen in more ways than one.


On the other hand, authentication and authentication technologies like fingerprint and face print add an extra layer of security. It is recorded locally on the device itself, without the need to register it - like a password - on corporate servers.


Perhaps the way to give up passwords requires significant support from systems and services. An application for this has appeared in the upcoming Windows 11 system, which will add deep integration with password-less login technologies, whatever they look like or how they work.


All interested parties have come a long way to part with passwords. However, significant challenges remain to abandon this method.


The first of these challenges is the familiarity of users of all types with traditional passwords. Using passwords is a habit of millions of users, and it's hard to convince them to use another alternative. Especially since some users insist on using it even in the presence of other tools.


The second of these challenges is the more difficult modernization since the first can be changed over time. The challenge is that passwordless login technologies in most cases require newer electronic devices.


In the event that owners of older devices are unable to access these features because their devices do not allow it, there will still be a huge gap that the traditional method must fill.

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