Of late there as been a bit of trash talking passwords. Some claim they are on life support and will soon be obsolete. But in a world without passwords how can we secure our accounts? One answer is biometrics. Some familiar examples of biometrics are fingerprints or retinal scans. It’s genius, no more forgetting passwords, getting them confused or worrying about thinking up a strong enough password.
But ultimately the only difference is the input method, so what do you do if someone hacks your fingerprint, or retina? What if your account is compromised?
There is no way to ‘reset’ your fingerprint. That is the password you were born with.
In spite of the beating that passwords have taken recently, they are still proving themselves to be a very compelling method of securing accounts.
Read the Yahoo Tech article on biometrics here.