Intel wants biometrics to replace passwords

September 11, 2014 - 

Kirk Skaugen, senior VP of Intel PC clients group at Intel told CNBC that the company is currently working on a facial recognition system as security measure for its users that will replace the existing password system.

According to Skaugen, the system will enable users to log into their devices and websites using their face as an identity authentication tool.

“As you know we bought McAfee a few years ago and that’s part of what we are going to do is basically create a service that enables you to log into your PC and get access to those websites,” said Skaugen. “So at the end of the day, all you got to do is to remember to look into your computer and you’ll be able to access everything that you need access to.”

Previously reported, Intel’s venture capital arm, Intel Capital, recently led iris recognition company Delta ID’s $5 million Series A financing rounds.

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