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Monday, February 2, 2015

Biometrics To Replace Passwords... Sooner Than You Think

Prophecy Sign: The coming 'Mark of the Beast' 

The next thing on the list of outdated and defunct technology will be the necessity of personal passwords.  According to the article below, within 12-24 months there will be a strong move towards authentication of payment transactions by way of bio-metrics.....specifically by way of fingerprint/palm and retina scans. Sure sounds like the type of technology to make the coming 'mark of the Beast' possible.

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV

Biometrics To Replace Passwords... Sooner Than You Think
Once the territory of futuristic films, soon biometrics may just spell the end for passwords, says V3. A new report by Visa has shown that nearly half of people aged 16 to 24 believe that passwords and PIN numbers will be old news by 2020. And 69% of those who took part in the study aged between 16 and 24 (Generation Z) believe that using biometric identification will be an easier and faster alternative to remembering passwords and PIN numbers. A large majority of them (76%) would be happy to adopt biometric security when making payments. Fingerprint scanning is the favoured form of biometric identification. Nearly 70% of respondents in this age group would rather use fingerprints than passwords, while 39% would prefer retina scans and 27% would rather use face recognition.

Why your bad password soon might not matter anymore
Biometric markers could surpass passwords within 12 months. That would mean a shift from notoriously weak letter-and-number combinations to stronger, less hackable protection measures like fingerprint authentication. So said Mark Nelsen, senior vice president of risk products and business intelligence at Visa, who was in town Thursday to join a panel on keeping customer trust. Services such as Apple Pay — which requires users to scan their fingerprint to enable transactions — are already preparing the public for that transition, which could blossom in the next 12 to 24 months, Nelsen said after the event. “It's moving beyond the password as a way to authenticate yourself and really adopting more of those biometrics,” Nelsen said.

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