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Jul 16 2019   5:04PM GMT

passwordless authentication

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Passwordless authentication is a verification process where a user confirms his or her identity without the requirement of manually entering a string of characters. Continued…

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“Passwordless authentication isn’t automatically secure, and its security depends on its implementation.” – Kevin Beaver

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The phishing email warned that unless I updated my contact information, my eBay account would be ______________.
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