Touch ID fingerprint scanner coming to iPads soon

Fingerprint scanner is most popular biometric authentication process

not surprise that fingerprint scanners came top - locke

New research has shown that eight in ten (79 per cent) of Brits are ready to ditch their passwords in favour of biometric security measures such as fingerprint scanners. It’s no surprise to learn that sales of Apple’s iPhone 5s have helped make biometrics extremely popular with consumers. These figures were revealed by the Future Password Index from digital financial services provider Intelligent Environments (IE). Fingerprint technology was voted as the most popular biometric method in the new 53 per cent of people would like their bank to integrate fingerprint scanners into digital banking services.

The company reckons that iPhone 5s sales of more than 10 million have helped contribute to a major shift in consumer attitude toward biometrics.

As a result IE is predicting that Apple’s intuitive Touch ID fingerprint scanner tech will be  incorporated into iPads shortly

By contrast, voice recognition is hugely unpopular, in spite of which UK bank, Barclays, recently announcement it will be introducing the technology into its telephone banking service within twelve months.

The survey of 2,000 UK consumers, which was commissioned by Intelligent Environments following the company’s findings that more than half (51 per cent) of UK banking customers expect their bank to introduce more innovative security measures.

Clayton Locke, CTO  at Intelligent Environments, commented,  “In the battle of the biometrics, it’s not surprising that fingerprint scanners come out on top as more people are getting used to them being built into mobile devices.”

He continued, “But what the Future Password Index really reveals is the consumer demand for these technologies.”

About Hans Cett

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC -
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