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Device-Based Authentication Replacing Passwords

With a plethora of electronic security breaches at even the most trusted companies, it seems as though no password is safe enough. But what if there was a better, safer way to access online content? The solution is easier than one would think and lies in a two-factor, device-based authentication process.

“Instead of having a password that rarely gets changed,” tech expert Karl Volkmann of SRV Network, Inc., explains, “websites should require two-factor authentication. The process would consist of a regular log in via website, followed by a prompt for a code that has been texted directly to your phone via text message. In doing so, only the person who receives the text message will be allowed to log in to the account, making the security of the initial password much less significant.”

“As most people use the same password across multiple accounts, the two-factor authentication would limit the issue of vulnerability with password databases. Currently, if one account is hacked, hackers can attempt to access other accounts with the same password. Device-based authentication would remove this threat,” continues Volkman. “And, since most devices can be remotely locked or swiped, the issue of a threat if your device is lost or misplaced is minimized.”

According to Volkman, many websites already offer two-factor authentication and turning on the requirement is a simple process.

Karl Volkman is Chief Technology Officer of SRV Network, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, an IT Professional with over 30 years of experience.

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http://www.srvnetwork.com for more information

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