Do you know how to leverage your mobile device's biometrics authentication capabilities? In today’s world, more and more cases of cyber-attacks are happening. It is extremely important to have your data and the data of others who you manage protected. Here at Beringer Technology Group, we carry out many secure level practices and measures to make sure all our personal and client level data is secure and NOT accidentally in the hands of hackers aka “cybercriminals.”
By setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and adding biometric layers (TouchID and or Facial recognition) on your mobile devices, we assure data is secure. This means that access to private information requires two or more stages of authentication, instead of just one. And because biometrics authentication is an active authentication attempt by the user, it makes unauthorized access much more difficult.
Advantages of Biometrics Authentication
- Highly Secure – can only be provided by living and breathing people.
- Fast and Convenient – lightning-fast login recognition. No need to remember or manually type in passwords.
- Secure - Nearly impossible to steal or duplicate.
- Personalized - Cannot be transferred since the biometric data is unique.
During an 8+ hour workday, I constantly find myself using biometrics to safely access and store information. It's worth spending the extra time to initially setup biometrics on your mobile devices. Spending and extra 5-7 seconds every time you are prompted by MFA notifications with your FaceID or TouchID is worth the extra security it provides.
Passwords are notoriously bad at protecting users’ accounts and the information they store. Thankfully, facial scans, fingerprints, and voice recognition make it exponentially harder for hackers to commit identity theft. So, you’re also less likely to be duped by an email from a hacker pretending to be your boss asking for the company credit card’s details.
Enjoy more secure online transactions
Biometric verification will also retire the need for logins when shopping online, streaming videos, using cloud applications, and other internet-based transactions. Windows 10 has already adopted features that offer limited account management with fingerprints and facial scans. Another example is Samsung Pay, which turns smartphones into digital wallets that are protected by fingerprint or iris scans.
iOS users already enjoy either TouchID (fingerprint scanning) or FaceID (facial recognition) authentication, depending on their specific device. Android users can also use biometrics to protect their data, as most new Android devices have fingerprint scanners that make use of a secure storage protocol called Trusted Execution Environment.
Browser-based biometrics is starting to revolutionize and streamline the steps in verifying online accounts. It promises to add more security and ease in logging in and transacting on the internet. To keep up with the latest and greatest in browser-related innovations your company can benefit from, give us a call now.
Chrome OS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Android are all adding features to help users safely log in using biometric identification via USB, Bluetooth, and NFC devices connected to smartphones and tablets. With such convenience, users can verify their accounts on the go.
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Beringer Technology Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and CRM for Distribution, also provides expert Managed IT Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Based Computing, Email Security Implementation and Training, Unified Communication Solutions, and Cybersecurity Risk Assessment.