An article by Wall Street Journal reporter Chris Mims publishing his Twitter password suggests so and it’s stirring debate.
Chris Weber, co-founder of Casaba, a cyber security firm, told Foxnews.com companies are looking to develop stronger security systems to protect online information.
“Right now there’s a big debate within the technology community over the role of the password going forward in consumer and industry technologies,” said Weber.
There is a new push for two-factor authentication (2FA), which industry experts believe can substantially reduce the significance of having a password. 2FA has two levels of security that verify the identity of the user.
“It’s definitely the best way to go – the cost [to upgrade] is slightly marginal compared to the benefit you’re going to get out of it,” said Weber. More