Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Passwords, and Hello to Biometrics
World Password Day is a day set aside to remind people to update their passwords or to think about how they can better secure what’s valuable to them, but within a few years, the holiday might be a day where we celebrate the loss of passwords.
Security solution companies, innovative tech businesses, and software giants have been trying to move on from passwords and replace them with biometric systems like fingerprinting services for individuals, or retina scanning and face tracking.
On World Password Day, Network World’s senior editor Tim Green recently wrote about how everything from cellphones to the state of Alabama are trying to push forward the security landscape.
Key Takeaways From the Article
- Samsung Galaxy S8 has a retinal scanner that can unlock your phone.
- There’s speculation that LG is about to release facial recognition software that can also unlock your phone.
- This feature is already popular in Windows 10, which lets you access your computer by scanning your face.
- The revenue department in Alabama is testing out a face-recognition app that can use iPhones to scan the driver’s licenses and faces of taxpayers.
Those are just some of the tangible ways passwords are disappearing, but the United Kingdom government is currently seeking proposals for a way to get rid of passwords, and some tech startups are looking at how to use brainwaves for security authentication.
For far too long, passwords have been seen as the only way to verify your identity, but trailblazing tech companies are starting to show that genuine identity verification comes from biometrics.
You can read more of the story, here.