Intel, McAfee working to eliminate passwords by using biometrics

Intel, McAfee believe passwords can be eliminated by using biometric authentication.

Published Tue, Nov 25 2014 6:14 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:13 PM CST

The future of passwords could be under pressure if Intel-owned McAfee can develop new biometric authentication technology that can be supported. The average user has around 18 passwords, so using some type of biometrics would be able to help reduce that chaos.

Intel, McAfee working to eliminate passwords by using biometrics | TweakTown.com

"Your biometrics basically eliminate the need for you to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all your websites ever again," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel SVP and GM of the PC Client Group.

Despite passwords being under threat to be eliminated - for several years now - it still remains the most common security procedure for email, online banking, and other user accounts. However, passwords paired with other security procedures prove to be significantly more secure, though consumers are still waiting to learn more before abandoning all of their passwords.

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