My password? I can’t remember.

We’ve all been there, looking at the blank box where we are expected to type in our password. Unfortunately, we can no longer remember what it is. Maybe we haven’t logged in for a long time, or maybe we just have too many passwords. In 2007, a study showed that the average user had 6.5 passwords to remember. The recommended cranial limit is 8. Time has moved on, and that limit is being severely tested. It stands to reason then, that both security and personal preference would favour a method where no passwords were required. It is obvious that biometrics is and has been on the rise for some time, but is still mainly used only in certain sectors. An article in Internet Evolution brings to light this point, and makes a case for fingerprint biometrics. However, it would appear that voice recognition is in fact the more preferred form of biometric identification among consumers. In a Unisys survey, voice recognition ranked at 32% preference over other biometric solution. The three main attraction of voice appear to be that is it contactless, non-intrusive and easy to use.

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