People have used passwords for authentication and security purposes for a long time and they have been inconvenient ever since. People also use different usernames and passwords to access a myriad of services and applications, making it more difficult to remember them all. In truth, passwords are one of the root causes of data breaches.
It has contributed to increased risk of fraud on consumer accounts, network-level attacks, and more and more companies experience crippling security breaches. Many hackers are employing more sophisticated tactics motivated by money to acquire personal information or highly valued data to compromise.
Fortunately, advances in security methods, particularly the emergence of biometrics technology, might replace the use of traditional passwords soon. Biometrics authentication refers to security processes that authenticate or verify an individual’s identity through unique biological traits such as fingerprint, facial characteristics, voices, and even retinas.
Learn more on this topic in the following infographic, courtesy of LoginID.
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