Biometrics mobile apps to grow in popularity by 2019

Wednesday 21 January 2015 10:14 CET | News

770 million mobile apps offering biometric authentication will be downloaded per annum by 2019, up from just 6 million in 2014, a recent report unveils.

According to UK consultancy Juniper Research, high-profile deployments of biometric authentication techniques, such as the TouchID fingerprint sensor being used for the Apple Pay service, would drive wider adoption among the public.

The report adds that biometric identification that do not require embedded hardware are also rising in popularity. These include Descartes Biometrics’ ERGO ear print biometric authentication app and Nuance’s voice authentication service.

Biometric applications can improve the user experience by reducing the rejection rates inherent in alphanumeric passwords, while warning that significant public education is necessary for this potential of the technologies to be realised.

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Keywords: biometrics, mobile, authentication, applications, online security, web fraud, digital identity
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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Fraud & Financial Crime