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Passwords are Dead, Replaced by Fingerprint Scanners and More

With hackers and other lowlife elements hiding among the wilderness that is the Internet, usernames and passwords have become old hat. The death of the password is the birth of the biometric code. Machines are made that use touch, voice and heartbeat security locks like new iPhone with fingerprint scanner.

Sep 11 2013, 8:10am CDT | by

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Passwords are Dead, Replaced by Fingerprint Scanners and More

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The age when all you had to do was think up some weird word, along with a numerical sequence such as 007, and add an underscore to it, has long since passed us by. It is literally gone with the wind. The capabilities of hackers and other code-breakers have increased beyond our wildest dreams. And so even if you build up the most complicated 100 word password, with a strength above any other alphanumerical code, there is every chance that someone somewhere will so something to compromise your account. Recent events substantiate this. Several websites had vital information stolen by creeps and the authorities were left scratching their heads in confusion. 

NYT states, "Apple on Tuesday introduced two new iPhones, including for the first time a model with a fingerprint sensor that can be used instead of a passcode to open the phone and buy products. The new feature is part of a trove of authentication tools being developed for consumers, and not just for phones. Some of these, like the fingerprint sensor, involve the immutable properties humans are encoded with, while others turn our phones into verification devices."

So what is the solution to this riddle? It is the death of the password and the birth of biometric codes. Your heartbeat pattern, fingerprint identification, voice activation signal and other stuff straight out of science fiction might just save the day. Something that intimately belongs to the owner of the account such as a body part or vital sign/statistic is the only thing that cannot be taken away by a fraudster or hacker. Cyberspace has become a dangerous place where spying and breaking and entering into someone’s private domain have become routine events. Therefore, new tactics must be employed where the previous ones have failed badly. The era of passwords meanwhile has passed away like the horse and carriage. A top Google security executive also states on Tuesday that, "Passwords are dead."

 

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