Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns

From unlocking your smartphone with your face to boarding a flight with your fingerprints, the use of biometric data for authentication is becoming commonplace. In both identity management and identity verification, biometric applications are making marked improvements over current security protocols.

Traditional methods of identity management, while effective, are often a bother for end users. Passwords are hard to remember, even with password management software, and multifactor authentication (MFA) can be inconvenient. Despite the appeal of using biometric data to authenticate, are these systems actually more secure than passwords and MFA? And, more importantly, could they put user privacy at risk?

Read more about the benefits and the risks of using biometrics on DarkReading.

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