A Password-free Future?

FIDO (Fast Identity Online Alliance) - www.fidoalliance.org - has developed the UAF (universal authentication framework) which allows user to use one gesture to log on to their device(s).

In order to increase security, there is U2F (universal 2nd factor) which uses an external security key which plugs into your device acting as the 2nd authentication factor to log in. The alliance is looking at issues around that fact that not every website or company presently offers a security key as an authentication option.

Plus, there are some logistics surrounding digital entities for employees and user names. However, while it’s clear that passwords are not disappearing anytime soon, exciting new security tools are in development to enable easier protection of people and data.