Today - I saw a question about passwords usage in cars. Have we developed anything besides passwords for IT? Is there are any other solution out there for my common-folk-direct-to-business-client-power-paying-user? Besides having to login with a password, is there are any alternatives to this? I saw this question here about password alternatives, and this made me think as well, the question is a little old right now. Is someone working on a new way to provide security to software not based on passwords?
I saw things like this "image file" idea, and yes, I know about the "Don't roll your own", so, I'm not trying to do anything like that.
Tl;DR: Are there any major players on Security Information working on a alternative for password systems?
I intend to learn about modern systems or research on the subject of systems that do not use any kind of password based scheme. This includes any kind of alphanumerical combination that the user has to memorize to access the system.