Linked – Passwords Are Still King


“Naked Security reports that a new survey shows users still prefer passwords over other authentication methods such as biometrics. The survey revealed that 58% of people prefer to use passwords for accessing online services. Fingerprints were the most popular biometric method at 10% and only 9% of those survey thought that collecting biometric data was safe.”

The thing is, we all already know our passwords aren’t safe. That has been proven over and over again. But the pain is relatively lightweight. If your password might have gotten leaked, it’s easy to change that. If your fingerprint, or iris print, got exposed, that is a little more difficult to change. I’m not surprised that so few people trust the storage of bio-metric data and some of the reasons listed in the article are completely valid.

Until those concerns can be overcome, I’m afraid we’re stuck with passwords.


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