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Podcast: ‘In Turkey entrepreneurs have nerves of steel’

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The Financial Times published an article on the SaasPass.

Slowly but surely, the hated computer password is being consigned to history, as new technologies emerge that can identify users almost seamlessly through their mobile phones. SaasPass, co-founded by Sal Karatas, is one of the companies at the forefront of this new field.

ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF DATA BREACHES COULD BE PREVENTED MR KARATAS SAYS

About 90 per cent of data breaches could be prevented, Mr Karatas says, if people stopped using static passwords, which can be cracked no matter how long or complicated they are. Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic Enter email addressInvalid email Sign up By signing up you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions, cookie policy and privacy policy. Mr Karatas is Turkish, but has based the business in the US, in San Francisco.

IT HAS THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A TYPICAL SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS

It has the look and feel of a typical Silicon Valley business and Mr Karatas himself sounds distinctly American. SaasPass maintains a connection with Turkey, however the country’s central location makes it a good place to run customer service operations. But programmers are hard to find in Turkey and business confidence has been hit hard by the recent coup attempt.

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