Passwords are Outdated

Password the modern burden

How many times have you forgotten your password? Or tried multiple iterations to get locked out of your account for 20 minutes?

It’s frustrating, a bad user experience, and simply outdated.

Yet, we use our phones to verify our identity and gain access to our accounts across apps and platforms, why can’t we skip that god-forsaken step of entering a password we may or may not remember.

Let’s use a one-time text message code as a “password” for every login.

It seems like a simple enough solution, it’s safe and secure, yet there’s no adoption — as I’m aware.

I’m asking a simple question for any engineer or geek who may come across this post: why can’t we use a one-time code via text to log in to our accounts?

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