Perhaps people are fed up with battling to remember dozens of passwords. Entering them several times a day on various devices disrupts users’ flow and wastes time. Employers and service providers have started to realise this and are offering alternatives in the form of sensors and biometrics.
Fingerprint biometrics have been available on mobile phones for a while, but the addition of Apple’s Touch ID marks a point of no return in the second coming of biometrics. While some security experts may be concerned about the use of fingerprints on their own, for customers it is a welcome escape from the struggle with passwords and the widely disliked two-factor authentication the banks inflict on them.
The fingerprint can be forged as experience in India has shown. Most likely a combination of fingerprint, iris and voice may be the solution.
Source: Cyber Security Intelligence