Passwords are to Present-day Citizens What Stones and Clubs are to Ancient Ancestors
I recently heard some people referring to ‘removal of passwords’ as ‘removal of an attack surface’ that should improve the defence in view of the password being vulnerable to theft and abuse.
Should it be the case, ‘removal of physical tokens’ could be referred to as the removal of an attack surface that should improve the defence in view of the physical token being vulnerable to theft and abuse. So is the army because it is vulnerable to air attack.
The consequence of removing the password from identity security is made clear in this post — “Remove the army and we will have a stronger national defense”
Passwords are absolutely necessary for our digital societal life; It could be compared to the stones and clubs for old ancestors. Hence the title of ‘Passwords are to Present-day Citizens What Stones and Clubs are to Ancient Ancestors’.
By the way, that the conventional text passwords are so hard to manage is a different matter, which we can help mitigate with our proposition of ‘non-text’ secret credentials.
For Achieving Solid Digital Identity on Information Security Buzz (Mar/2021)
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