Could selfies be the replacement to passwords? Mastercard trialed it last year, and found 92% of the test pool preferred it to passwords.
With all the hacking that have been in the news headlines over the last few months, security is a pressing concern for many businesses and consumers. But does it take into account data shared across teams? Or those who work in international organisations? Or freelancers?
It has the potential to cut fraud, but is it scaleable? Implemented as an added security measure, rather than only security measure could be viable. Perhaps for data that is very confidential. This is what Mastercard is rolling out this summer.
There is the issue that we change, some quicker than others. Would hair dye or contacts create issues?
Perhaps selfies will become part of business operations vocab. Will it require a arty angle and good lighting?
"We know the most commonly used password is 123456, so they are not secure, and people also use the same passwords for multiple sites. If one site gets hacked all the places that you use the same password get compromised - they are a big pain. "In the modern world everyone has a mobile phone and there is internet connectivity everywhere. So, we should be able to use biometrics [instead] to authenticate ourselves."