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Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

May has come to an end and with it must go On-Device Authentication Month, our five week focus on the biometric authentication technologies replacing passwords online and across the vertical markets. For the entire month we dedicated feature articles, industry news coverage and the latest entry in our renowned webinar series to the on-device authentication…

The Password Has Outlived its Efficacy, Says FIDO Head

The Password Has Outlived its Efficacy, Says FIDO Head

The FIDO Alliance is no fan of passwords, but it did have much to celebrate on the occasion of this year’s World Password Day. Writing on the organization’s website, FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell noted that World Password Day was in fact founded by a FIDO Board member, Intel. But that was seven years…

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

“…75 percent of millennials said they are comfortable using biometrics now, compared to the general average of 67 percent, and 58 percent for those over the age of 55.” Consumers are more concerned than ever about digital security, and millennials are leading the charge to replace the password with biometrics, suggest the results of a…

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor has announced a new digital security device that stores passwords in a small card-shaped device, and secures them with biometrics. Called the Identity card, the device is essentially a small computer with 2GB of storage. It’s something like a physical version of a password manager app such as Keeper or LastPass, designed to store…

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

May 4th isn’t just a special day for Star Wars fans, it’s also World Password Day, and a newly released survey report from TeleSign is helping to draw attention to the consumer experience. There isn’t a great deal to celebrate. The survey of 1,300 adults found that 46 percent are using a password that is…

Year in Review 2016: When Will The Password Die?

Year in Review 2016: When Will The Password Die?

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

SecureAuth: It’s The Beginning of The End of The Password

SecureAuth: It’s The Beginning of The End of The Password

It’s the beginning of the end of the password, suggests survey data from SecureAuth. Conducted by Wakefield on SecureAuth’s behalf, the study surveyed over 200 US-based “IT decision makers”, according to a statement from SecureAuth. The results indicated that 69 percent of organizations will move beyond password-based security within the next five years. Still, other…

Security Pros Expect Passwords to be Replaced by 2FA, Behavioral Biometrics: Report

Security Pros Expect Passwords to be Replaced by 2FA, Behavioral Biometrics: Report

A majority of security professionals believe passwords will by phased out by the year 2025, according to a new study. Commissioned by mobile identity solutions provider TeleSign and conducted by LawLess Research, the study surveyed 600 US security professionals across a range of industries. It found that 69 percent of respondents felt that passwords no…

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance is seeing growing enthusiasm for its authentication standards in a world that is increasingly dissatisfied with password-based security. The organization has announced that more than 200 products are now FIDO Certified. That suggests considerable growth, given that FIDO had only reached the 150-product mark in April; and indeed the consortium says that it has seen…

Survey Finds Majority Unsatisfied with Password Security

Survey Finds Majority Unsatisfied with Password Security

A new survey has found that 52 percent of respondents would prefer biometric authentication over traditional password-based systems. The results were published in a white paper from customer identity management solutions provider Gigya, which commissioned OnePoll.com to conduct the study. The survey polled 2,000 adults in the US and 2,000 adults in the UK online this…

CISOs Look Beyond Password Security

CISOs Look Beyond Password Security

Ten prominent Chief Information Security Officers are predicting and advocating for a move beyond traditional password security. Commenting in a Security Current article, CISOs from companies including Valley Health, Live Nation Entertainment, and Molson Coors join a growing chorus of security experts calling for more sophisticated digital security systems as the password proves increasingly vulnerable…

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses are investing more in cybersecurity and are exploring password alternatives, according to a new survey commissioned by authentication solutions provider SecureAuth. Carried out by Wakefield Research, the survey polled 308 US-based cybersecurity experts near the end of November. Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported that their employer had suffered a digital security breach in the…

Odyxa Crowdfunding Fingerprint USB Key

Odyxa Crowdfunding Fingerprint USB Key

A new USB security key aims to bring biometric access control to website logins. Called OdyOne, the device is being developed by Odyxa, with a crowdfunding campaign underway. It’s essentially a portable, USB fingerprint reader with a 32GB hard drive. By integrating its biometric access control with the various passwords used to sign in to…

Symantec Is Replacing Passwords

Symantec Is Replacing Passwords

IT security specialist Symantec is preparing new tools to help replace the password, the company has announced. Calling password security “weak and crap” at a media event, Symantec executive Nick Savvides outlined what the company has in the works for 2016. One of the company’s key moves will be to upgrade its Symantec Validation and…

Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Another year is almost behind us, and what a year it’s been for biometrics. When it comes to authentication, especially for consumers, the identity industry has made an incredible amount of progress. With biometric sensors and software becoming standard fare on newly released smartphones, an increasing number of feasible consumer grade modalities, and major IT…

1Password Gets Enhanced Touch ID Functionality

1Password Gets Enhanced Touch ID Functionality

There’s a new update available for the 1Password iOS password management app. Among its improvements is enhanced Touch ID functionality, a clear indication of the growing importance of biometric authentication. With the new update, iPhone 5S, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air 2 users will now be able to sign in via their devices’ Touch ID…

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