Bane of Digital Identity — Disastrously Misguided ‘No Password’ Authentication

The misperceived ‘passwordless’ authentication is really a bane of identity security.

It’s a pity that a very large part of the global population remains unwittingly exposed to the peril of password-removed digital identity at the end of 2021; 20 years have passed since we started to sound the alarm.

We wish to make clear again that the password is to digital identity what the army is to national defence. Removing the password simply because it would be vulnerable to theft is ridiculous and self-destructive for identity assurance just as removing the army simply because it would be vulnerable to air attack is ludicrous and self-suicidal for defence of the nations.

Ref: “Self-Destructive Lunacy”

Key References

Biometrics is to Password what Back door is to Front door

Removal of Passwords and Its Security Effect

Negative Security Effect of Biometrics Deployed in Cyberspace

External Body Features Viewed as ‘What We Are’

Additional References

For Achieving Solid Digital Identity on Information Security Buzz (Mar/2021)

What We Know for Certain about Authentication Factors

Digital Identity for Global Citizens
Image-to-Code Conversion by Expanded Password System

Summary and Brief History — Expanded Password System

Proposition on How to Build Sustainable Digital Identity Platform

Account Recovery with Expanded Password System

History, Current Status and Future Scenarios of Expanded Password System

Availability-First Approach

Update: Questions and Answers — Expanded Password System and Related Issues

< Videos on YouTube>

Slide: Outline of Expanded Password System (3minutes 2seconds)

Digital Identity for Global Citizens (10minutes — narrated)

Demo: Simplified Operation on Smartphone for consumers (1m41s)

Demo: High-Security Operation on PC for managers (4m28s)

Demo: Simple capture and registration of pictures by users (1m26s)

Slide: Biometrics in Cyber Space — “below-one” factor authentication



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Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.