By Benita Haftorn Hildonen and Andreas Faafeng
Bring out your dead
In 2004 Bill Gates famously predicted the death of passwords. Almost two decades later the migration away from password-based authentication to more secure alternatives on the web remains slow. The industry’s main response has been technical solutions such as multi-factor authentication using one-time passwords (OTP), or codes delivered with SMS. Selected sectors such as finance and health care has resorted to hardware-based solution, an expensive exception not within reach for the average service provider.