Although passwords have been around for years, they represent a relatively weak form of security, and new research has shown that many users are realizing that they need other forms of protection to stay safe online.
A report from the FIDO Alliance, an open industry association committed to reducing dependency on passwords, found that a quarter (25%) of the world’s population uses biometrics (fingerprints, facial recognition technology, and the like) in some way. In the UK alone, at least 39% of people use biometrics.
The report warns that passwords are still vulnerable to various forms of remote attack, such as phishing, credential stuffing, or various types of social engineering. As a result, many original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and software developers for both the B2B and consumer markets are turning to possession-based factors such as biometrics and security keys.
The report also found that UK consumers have a “high level” of awareness of safety issues …