Security experts have long recognised passwords as inadequate, but finally technology is offering some viable alternative authentication methods that businesses can explore to keep their data safe.

Passwords are a ubiquitous part of the digital age. They are the keys to unlocking our online profiles that are hosted across a plethora of websites. With each of our profiles necessitating a separate password, it is not uncommon for people to need up to 50 passwords.

It is therefore unsurprising that the worst passwords of 2015, as revealed byTeamsID earlier this year, remained “123456”, “password”, “12345678” and “qwerty”. This is despite continuous advice and education to the contrary, as security gives way to convenience.