4 reasons why passwords are becoming a thing of the past

There are now easier and more secure ways to authenticate users online Image: Wikimedia Commons

Alois Zwinggi

Managing Director and Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum

Adrien Ogée

Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum


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