Can you easily remember all your passwords? It is fair to say that most of us are suffering from password fatigue. However, it is unrealistic to expect someone to change passwords regularly, and have different complex passwords for everything. It could be argued that passwords are no longer fit for purpose.
Bring in biometrics……we may have seen how it is possible to fool a finger print, but what about facial recognition? Time will tell; however, it has to be better than using easy-to-guess passwords. How easy will facial recognition be to fool? Perhaps those of us with squint noses, and odd shaped ears now have a benefit as it makes our facial ‘passwords’ more complex!
Will it be possible to spoof a photograph? I would doubt it. But it is fair to say someone will find a way round it, eventually.
So, what is the verdict?
- For personal devices: Use it. We see so many weak passwords and therefore overall this must be an improvement, and the technology will only get better.
- For business: the technology is still too new. However, existing multi-factor authentication should be used to protect sensitive systems and especially ‘admin’ accounts.