ID, mobile, multifactor

Biometrics for mobile ID gaining acceptance among telecoms

Mobile biometrics gaining traction, ‘common’ by 2015 (ZDNet)

Tracy Hulver, chief identity strategist at Verizon enterprise solutions, said: “Biometrics, without a doubt, will become more prevalent as a component or add-on to mobile devices in the coming years.”

Proving people are who they say they are has been a challenge for digital security since computers have been in use, according to Hulver. Biometrics, he added, provided a “multifactor” authentication scheme: pairing “something you know” such as a user ID and password combination, with “something you are”.

She ought to know what she’s talking about.

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