Fingerprints, iris scans – in the movies they’re super secure. So secure that fictional crooks will kidnap or maim biometric “key holders” for the use of their fingerprint or eye. Ah, yes, if it’s in a Bond movie or it gives Jason Bourne pause, it must be the top tier of security. Right?
Wrong. It turns out that a simple photograph can reveal everything necessary for hackers to reverse engineer a digital iris template. They can do that for fingerprints too (aside from the fact that print scanners have been known to mistake one person’s prints for another). Users like to think that login credentials are secure. They rest in the knowledge that 128-bit security has them covered. That the cute little padlock icon in the corner of the screen means everything is locked up tight. They especially like passive systems – those they don’t have to think about or take any extra steps to use. Of course, that’s just one more reason biometrics aren’t the first choice of users. It’s cumbersome to fiddle with biometric readers. And as we learned this week, biometrics are less secure than we thought.
On the other hand, an image password combined with SafeLogin’s triangulation is both user-friendly and anticipates where hackers are headed. There are no extra steps, data streams are delivered separately, and the user experiences a login that even Bond’s gadget-guy Q wouldn’t be able to hack. Not only that, but we’ve made it nearly impossible for users to accidentally share their passwords, thereby protecting them from themselves. We’ve got your users covered, whether it’s Gran or tech natives.