Mobile apps have made the lives of employees everywhere infinitely better, and more efficient, as enterprises lean towards virtual offices and establish BYOD policies. Apps designed for the business sector or that improve productivity have steadily risen over the last couple of years. The disadvantage to relying on these helpful apps to get work done lies in their inherent vulnerability to security threats such as malware.
Passwords are one of the most common methods for securing sensitive information across networks. However, recent trends in the IT community have shown an increasing interest in multi-factor authentication—solutions that go well beyond the password. We covered the essential elements of two-factor authentication in a previous blog post, but the question remains: why have passwords fallen out of favor? The answer is threefold.