Category Archives: biometrics

Insecure password memory aids: A passwordless future could be the solution

There is a readiness for passwordless security methods such as biometrics, with 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace, according to Okta. The Passwordless Future Report, which demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organizations and mental health of employees, surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands. Dr. Maria Bada, Research Associate, Cambridge University said, “Okta’s research clearly showed that employees can experience negative emotions and stress due to forgetting … More

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Personal security and national security concerns are back on the rise

More than one in five (22%) Americans say they have cancelled plans or considered cancelling plans to attend large-scale public events due to concerns about physical attacks and the safety of their data, according to the new 2019 Unisys Security Index. Safety at events The survey also found that a high majority (83%) of Americans are concerned about a criminal attack causing physical harm at large-scale events such as sporting events or concert festivals – … More

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Will biometrics replace passwords for online payment authentication?

Over half of consumers in the UK (53 percent) are worried that the shift to biometrics to authenticate online payments will dramatically increase the amount of identity fraud, according to new research conducted by Paysafe, a leading global payments provider. The research, found that over three quarters (79 percent) of consumers still favour passwords for making payments online due to concerns about the security of new biometric options. The annual study tracks changing views on … More

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