Tech Update – You might hold the secret to data security in your finger

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Biometrics or Passkeys

We all know how important it is to keep our data safe, whether our business secrets or just personal info. Passwords used to be the number one way to keep things under wraps.

But are they still cutting it today?

According to a recent report, many people seem to be sticking to their guns regarding passwords, with only a small fraction opting for biometrics like fingerprints. But why the hesitation? It seems everyone’s got data privacy and security on their minds, and that’s fair.

So, what exactly are biometrics, and why should we consider them as a more secure alternative to passwords?

Biometrics is about using your unique physical or behavioral traits – like your fingerprints, face, or even your eye scan – to prove it’s you. Unlike passwords, which can be forgotten, stolen, or cracked, biometrics bring a whole new level of security.

Sure, there’s still some worry about biometric data getting into the wrong hands. But don’t worry too much. It’s rare and takes a lot of effort and know-how.

Biometrics are still a solid weapon in the fight against cyber threats. They’re harder to copy than passwords and offer unparalleled convenience. No more struggling to remember a jumbled mess of letters and numbers… just a quick scan of your fingerprint or face, and you’re good to go.

But what if you’re not sold on biometrics just yet?

There’s an alternative: Passkeys.

These clever authentication methods offer another option to the old-school password. Passkeys use special codes unique to each person and are tough to phish (that’s when someone tries to trick you into giving away your login credentials).

By mixing biometrics with passkeys, you can greatly enhance your business’s security without making your staff’s lives harder (in fact, most people find biometrics and passkeys easier).

Passwords may have served us well, but it’s time to embrace new, safer authentication methods.

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