The shortfalls of multi-factor authentication and why we should solve them

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There are existing or proposed "solutions" for MFA, such as FIDO and its variants.

But IMO a problem with a lot of MFA solutions is that they compromise privacy/identity by mixing it with authentication.

I want to use a strong key for authentication without having it tied to my phone which is tied to my govt ID and location and other activities.

I want the MFA to be software-based (like today's TOTP) so I can have same on multiple devices and backed up onto backup disks and sometimes shared among multiple people. I don't want hardware token's expense and risk of loss/theft and awkwardness of registering multiple tokens.

So I think I want some software challenge-response solution. And I want it used in lots of places: BIOS password, disk decryption, OS login, web sites, application logins, etc.

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