Security at Your Fingertips: Why Biometric Authentication is the Future of Digital Security

That’s why the world is steadily moving toward biometrics technology, built on your finger print or facial recognition, both of which are available on GTWorld.

It is predicted that the world will have 28 to 30 billion connected devices by 2021, and surely we will need more than Usernames and Passwords to keep these devices secure. Right now, with just a computer, a smartphone and dozens of online platforms, most people already struggle with keeping their login details safe and secure. Imagine what will happen when our cars, homes and everything become connected to the internet, as they could soon be. Surely we’ll be overwhelmed with keeping our login details safe and even remembering what they are. That’s why the world is steadily moving toward biometrics technology, built on your finger print or facial recognition, both of which are available on GTWorld.

The next sweet spot, and perhaps the best, is the advanced security that biometric technology guarantees. No two fingerprints are exactly the same, not even those of identical twins, and other biometric patterns, ranging from our eyes to the way we move our hand on a mobile device screen, are virtually impossible to precisely imitate. That’s the beauty of biometric authentication, and that’s why it was incorporated in the new GTWorld Mobile Banking App. In the app, you can sign in to the app and complete your transactions with your face (by blinking your eyes) or fingerprint, and there’s also a “Quick” feature that allows you check your account balance, send money to your other accounts or by airtime for self without login to the app.

Another great thing about biometric technology is the next-gen user experience which it inspires. Today’s digital technologies are increasingly customized to people’s distinct preferences and lifestyles. It’s why your devices can already keep track of your location, remind you of your daily routine and even accurately predict your choice of words. Such personalized digital experience requires an authentication method that’s unique to you, something universal and unique at the same time; such as Biometric Authentication.

In digital security, next to personalization, is speed. At the moment, the traditional understanding of digital security is layers upon layers of security questions, captcha tests and 30-world long passwords. Biometric Technology cuts through all of that, whilst guaranteeing as much, if not more, security. Thus, not only are you no longer memorising complex combination of characters to feel safe, with Biometric Authentication, you enjoy the speed and convenience of tapping through products and services that only recognize you, in the most literal sense, and gaining access to them instantly.