November 25, 2014 -
In the coming weeks, McAfee will release new biometric authentication software that will enable individuals to log into email and online bank accounts, according to a report by PC World.
Though no additional details about the product are currently available, the new software will eliminate the inconvenience of remembering passwords when using PCs and tablets.
“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, senior vice president and general manager of the PC client group at Intel, which owns McAfee.
Skaugen said that the average user has about 18 passwords and the biometric authentication software will make it significantly easier to use PCs and tablets.
Intel is currently developing smartphone, tablet and PC technology that will take advantage of McAfee’s new security software. In addition, Intel has previously developed biometric technology for wearable devices.
The company also hopes to develop PCs and tablets that can be more easily used through wireless charging, display, docking and data transfers – all of which would prevent the need to use cables for displays and data transfers.
These new capabilities will be introduced in laptops in the second half of 2015 with sixth-generation Core chips code-named Skylake.