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Passwords may become passé in India

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is joining the movement away from using passwords as a security measure and will look to develop new authentication methods best suited for that nation.

To meet this goal the DSCI has partnered with the FIDO Alliance, which has established the FIDO India Working Group to come up with a solution, reported Data Breach Today. The group pointed to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Report that found 81 percent of all breaches were due to weak, stolen or default passwords as the reason to find a new method to protect data.

The FIDO India Working Group will work with local groups to create an authentication system best suited for the region.

Other organizations are not necessarily looking to supplant passwords, but come up with a way to make them both more complicated and easier to remember. The latest U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines draft contains a recommendation to use 64-character passwords based on a memorized secret.

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