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[$$] As Passwords Become a Security Vulnerability, Companies Test Options

Passwords--meant to keep information secure--have in recent past become the easiest way for hackers to breach firewalls and security protocols, leading to security keepers to explore a range of alternatives from smartcards to machine learning. Some organizations are coming up with alternatives to passwords that can be adopted by the enterprise. Corp. and Visa Inc., have continued pushing the Fast Identity Online Initiative, known as FIDO with the goal of developing alternatives to ultimately eliminate passwords.