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You might hold the secret to data security in your finger!

Olly Denhard
Olly Denhard
Founder, IT Trouble Free

We all know how important it is to keep our business and personal data safe, and passwords have long been the number one way to keep things under wraps. But are they still cutting it today?

According to a recent report, passwords are still the preferred choice, with only a tiny fraction opting for biometrics like fingerprints.

So, what exactly are biometrics, why should we consider them as a more secure alternative to passwords … and why are people still hesitant about using them?

Biometrics is all about using your unique physical or behavioural traits – like your fingerprints, face, or even your eye scan – to prove it’s you. Unlike passwords, which can be forgotten, stolen, or cracked, biometrics bring a whole new level of security to the table.

Sure, there’s still some worry about biometric data getting into the wrong hands. But don’t worry too much. It’s rare and takes a lot of effort and know-how.

Biometrics are still a solid weapon in the fight against cyber threats. They’re harder to copy than passwords and offer unparalleled convenience. No more struggling to remember a jumbled mess of letters and numbers … just a quick scan of your fingerprint or face, and you’re good to go.

But if you’re not sold on biometrics just yet, that IS an alternative: Passkeys.

These clever authentication methods offer another option to the old-school password. Passkeys use special codes unique to each person and are tough to phish (that’s when someone tries to trick you into giving away your login credentials).

By mixing biometrics with passkeys, you can significantly enhance your business’s security without making your staff’s lives harder (in fact, most people find biometrics and passkeys easier).

Passwords may have served us well so far, but it’s time to embrace new, safer authentication methods.