RIP Passwords 1962-2017
1962 was the year I was born. It was also the year usernames and passwords were first used to stop shared computer users from using up computer time on another persons account.
That at all comes to an end this year with the mainstream rollout of Haventec's passwordless authentication.
It it is true that PINs have gradually replaced passwords on most mobile applications, the fact is that most PINs are being used as a surrogate for passwords that still persist and lie waiting to be hacked on enterprise networks everywhere.
As it turns out, the man who invented the computer password back in the early 1960s agrees. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, 87-year-old Fernando Corbato said that the password has become “kind of nightmare".
That ends this year. Haventec's technology uses PINs on everything... mobile, desktop, laptop, cloud and browser. And what is more no PIN or password or anything user identifiable is stored anywhere! Especially not on enterprise servers or cloud platforms.
The age of password honeypots sitting on servers waiting for hackers to visit are over.