Researchers working to replace computer passwords with Biometrics

Scientists at Purdue University (USA) are working on technology that could replace passwords used in computer with biometrics such as iris and fingerprint scans.

As per experts, iris and fingerprint scans as well as facial and voice recognition some of the tools that can improve security while also enhancing convenience in using it.

What is that biometric technology being researched?

That technology can facilitate its user to log into a computer or activate a smartphone just by swiping their fingerprint over a sensor and obviate the need to frequently change passwords.

Why biometric technology to replace the use of passwords?

As per researchers, it is burdensome for most people to used different passwords for different things which make them use the same passwords for a lot of things rendering them vulnerable to password theft.

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