Gigya survey finds that 42% of consumers have poor password habits

Gigya has published a new study entitled “2017 State of Consumer Privacy and Trust survey”, revealing that many people have poor password habits with 42 percent of consumers admit to using four or fewer passwords across online accounts. The research shows how consumer trust and a business’s reputation remain uncertain as brands delay adoption of stronger authentication methods to protect online consumer identities. The survey found that 68 percent of consumers are concerned about how brands use their personal data,

Biometrics industry insight, ID4Africa and behavioral analytics trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Industry insight Biometric Update had the opportunity recently to speak with MorphoTrust USA CEO Robert Eckel about the future of the biometrics industry as well as the role in which MorphoTrust expects to play in shaping the industry over the next five to ten years. MorphoTrust USA is a provider of large scale identity enrollment services, biometric technologies and secure ID/credentialing solutions.

Consumer password authentication dissatisfaction reaches tipping point

Over half of consumers in the US and UK would prefer to get rid of their usernames and passwords altogether, and instead use biometrics and other modern authentication methods, according to survey results released by customer identity management company Gigya on Tuesday. The resulting report “Business Should Begin Preparing for the Death of the Password” shows that 80 percent of consumers believe biometric authentication is more secure than a traditional username and password approach. “Within the next 10 years, traditional