Is Your Fingerprint Really That Secure?


Fingerprint, voice activation, and facial recognition. We use them for our phones, computers, and to access apps. And the common thought is that these things can’t be taken, right? Think again! Even though your fingerprints and voice are your own, you are actually not the only one who has access to them.

What Makes Fingerprints, Voice Activation, and Facial Recognition Unreliable?

What do all these things have in common? They’re called biometrics. Biometrics are the latest in technology improvements for commercial and personal devices to protect your data. But, biometrics can be taken. From selfies to any data uploaded to the Internet, this content can be downloaded and used by cyber criminals.

What sort of biometrics can cyber criminals source about you?

Because of the Internet, it is possible that your data is floating around on the web and available to cyber criminals who are looking for it. Here are some typical places that your biometrics can be found:

  • Upload photos and selfies to the Internet
  • You’re filmed on the street
  • Hundreds of documents that contain your signature

Your voice, face, and fingerprints can be obtained remotely. This is especially true if you use social media, since cyber criminals can download these through your photographs and videos.


3 Ways To Protect Your Biometrics

Looking to enhance your security and protect your data? Here are three ways to prevent your biometrics from being stolen:

1. Any Data That Is Recorded, Can Be Hacked

The longer time goes on, the more sophisticated cyber criminals become. Any hacker can find a way to steal your biometric data. That’s why it’s so important to stay up to date on the latest cyber security applications and technology to prevent your team and company’s data private.

2. Decide When Fingerprints, Voice Activation, And Facial Recognition Is Necessary

When using your phone and computer, it’s important to recognize when it is absolutely necessary. Only use this on apps you truly trust and use it sparingly. Biometric authentication will only become more popular and there will be continued attempts for cyber criminals to try to steal this information from you with their own versions of apps and technology.

3. Implement Multi-Factor Authentication With Biometrics

If your organization wants to utilize fingerprint, voice recognition, and facial recognition biometrics, it is also a good idea to add a second factor of authentication with passwords. That gives one more obstacle to cyber criminals trying to steal your information. Having multiple hinderances to logging in, makes it that much harder for unauthorized access.

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