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Technology Alliance says it is closer to killing off passwords

The alliance, which represents more than 250 members, has been trying to reduce reliance on passwords since 2013, when 6 firms including PayPal Holdings and Lenovo came together to develop a new, safer industry standard for online authentication  (Photo: Mint)Premium
The alliance, which represents more than 250 members, has been trying to reduce reliance on passwords since 2013, when 6 firms including PayPal Holdings and Lenovo came together to develop a new, safer industry standard for online authentication  (Photo: Mint)
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Developers say they have built a passwordless authentication standard, but psychological and accessibility barriers sit in the way of speedy adoption

A group of technology companies including Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Microsoft Corp. says it is a step closer to eliminating what many people call one of the worst aspects of the internet experience: passwords.

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