FB pixel

Intel wants biometrics to replace passwords


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.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Biometric ID cards remain foundational, but don’t count out fingerprint smart cards

Biometric national ID cards top the most-read news of the week on Biometric Update, between a contract in Cameroon for…


DHS and TSA adjust digital strategies with biometrics, facial recognition

U.S. government agencies are adapting in real time to a digital landscape transformed by AI, identity fraud, deepfakes and biometric…


Finger vein biometrics from Global ID deployed in Namibia’s fight against HIV

A new application of Global ID’s finger vein biometrics to help reduce HIV Infections among vulnerable young people is launching…


Bill allowing biometric age verification for booze sales moves to Missouri Senate

The Maryville Forum reports that Missouri retailers could soon perform age verification using biometric methods such as facial recognition or…


Victorians sign up for mobile driving licenses in droves but let down at the pub

Victoria reports 200,000 people signing up for mobile driving licenses (mDLs) within the first 48 hours of their introduction this…


Retail biometrics queues up from shopping malls to quick serve restaurants

Despite skepticism among American consumers, biometric payments in retail are about to have a moment, according to some experts. These…


12 Replies to “Intel wants biometrics to replace passwords”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events