4. Use password alternatives to create a more private access environment to your data
Passwords, albeit effective locks to our personal information, are becoming outdated and less effective
with each passing year. With multiple passwords used to log in to many websites, it becomes hard to keep track of every account, which leads to vulnerabilities. As passwords can do just as much
in front of other technologies and have their cons and pros
, it is vital to create a varied list of passwords that is easily accessible for users but not so for hackers. Alternatives to passwords include access methods such as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
, biometric authentication
(an alternative way of 2FA using your fingerprint or facial recognition), or simply applications that use Single Sign-On (SSO) technology. These can use a device such as a mobile phone to give private access using a one-time code without remembering your passwords. With that in mind, the most secure choice is SSO
, as it provides a one-click, anonymous login solution that ensures a user’s privacy and anonymous solution anonymity without exposing the user’s autonomy to an open end.