This infographic from Beyond Identity outlines the security risks tied to today’s most popular authentication methods – from passwords and security questions, to multi-factor authentication and biometrics. By acknowledging the significant weaknesses found in these methods, the infographic introduces the concept of asymmetric cryptography as an inherently secure alternative to the more traditional authentication methods we’ve come to know.

In 2018, 81% of security incidents were tied to stolen or weak passwords. And so far this year, 15 billion stolen credentials have been uploaded for sale on the dark web. Certificate-based authentication made possible through asymmetric cryptography eliminates the need for passwords, reducing the chance for user-error, phishing attacks, and hacked password databases.

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The Complete Guide to Authentication Methods

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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