To ensure our privacy, sites and apps ask us to enter increasingly difficult passwords. Not to mention the hassle of having to invent new ones every 6 months because, for some sites, it’s safer that way. This is why the American multinational technology company Dell Technologies begins to look forward to a future where there are no passwords. Biometrics continues to gain popularity as a convenient and secure form of automatic user recognition.
Passwords, compared to more advanced device security features, can be easily compromised. Passwords are a string of characters validated by a website or service to allow access to a user. But even the most complex passwords can be stolen. What you are cannot be copied or stolen, so the fingerprint registered to access services such as home banking is one and only. A user’s biometric matching is difficult to duplicate but, perhaps not impossible.
There are no right or wrong methods. Even biometric data could prove unsafe in the long run. Our body is the key to accessing the digital world. And, if we think about it, once our fingerprints are stolen, we can’t change them, unlike keys, pins and passwords. It is a hypothesis, but being able to steal our fingerprints could turn out to be a mission to 007. Phantom situations aside, biometrics is destined to become dominant in the space of a few years. Most users declare themselves safe in using biometric authentication. Millennials are in charge of the situation, according to a study, 75% of young people have no problems with biometric solutions, less than half use complex passwords and 41% reuse the same passwords. It is also shown how young people have more practicality in using biometric techniques, while the so-called digital belated ones prefer the dear old passwords. Young people are less confident in passwords and are looking for alternative ways to protect their accounts. What should we expect in the future? Should we really prepare to say goodbye to passwords? Of course, this is not new. Who, for convenience, speed or even security, does not use biometric authentication for at least one site?