Authentication is imperfect, but passwords are not going away

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As a hacker, I found vulnerabilities like easy-to-guess passwords made my work much easier. If that attack vector didn’t pan out, I could usually get around the authentication flow, or gain basic privileges and escalate them for admin access. We must accept that these vulnerabilities – imperfect authentication and passwords – are not going away anytime soon, and businesses must take steps to strengthen their security posture with this in mind.

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