June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream.
Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics Month:
The Consumer Biometrics Primer
While the fingerprint scanning smartphone is the go-to example of consumer biometrics, advances in connectivity, mobility, and biometry have greatly expanded the range of end-user access points to fingerprint, face, voice, vein, and iris recognition. In week one of Consumer biometrics month we took the opportunity to summarize the biggest topics in consumer biometrics with a primer on the topic, designed to get you up to speed before diving deeper into the world of everyday biometrics.
Biometric of Things
BIO-key International has taken full advantage of the consumer biometrics boom, and as our Consumer Biometrics Month sponsor, the company spent June highlighting a concept it has termed the ‘Biometric of Things’ (BoT). Central to this discussion is BIO-key’s line of fingerprint-protected locks. The links below serve to illustrate the many quotidian ways biometrics can make everyday life more convenient and secure, whether you’re traveling to a different country or biking downtown.
The End User Experience
In the second week of Consumer Biometrics Month, we turned our focus to the key reason users are turning to biometrics: convenience. Examining four different biometric use cases—involving mobile devices, AI, bike locks, and connected cars—we illustrated how life is simply easier with biometrics. Of course, there are still adoption obstacles when it comes to post-password security, and in week three we dug into the common fear of presentation attacks, explaining why average users have nothing to worry about when it comes to embracing biometrics.
Business As Usual
In the industry news we reported on some significant consumer biometrics milestones throughout June. New research gave insight into the Millennial generation’s demand for biometrics and 2FA security, Microsoft launched a new keyboard with an embedded fingerprint sensor courtesy of FPC, and BIO-key announced the first orders of its TouchLock biometric padlocks from customers in China and Japan.
The Biometric Phone Flood Continues
While Consumer Biometrics Month was all about shedding light on the lesser acknowledged aspects of everyday biometrics, nothing can stop the flood of smartphone fingerprint sensor integrations. Take a look at all the new consumer handsets launched in June with biometric security intended to make life easier, and the innovations improving their accuracy:
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