Easy-to-remember passwords are easy to crack. Strong passwords are hard to remember,
leading to password reuse and the risk of password compromise that causes multiple account takeovers. Passwords are risky business.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a way to combat the inherent weaknesses of passwords. Yet MFA is also susceptible to compromise. Passwordless authentication based on the FIDO standards and public key encryption is the new archetype for authentication, and is phishing- and compromise-resistant.