Biometrics login refers to verifying and authenticating anyone based on their biological features. We use biometric identifiers like fingerprints, facial or voice recognition, or retina scanning on day-to-day basis. Biometrics login provides secure environment not only in the digital world but also in physical one. Moreover they are secure and convenient unlike pin passwords and smart cards which can be stolen.
Is biometrics login as safe as we think they are? How effective are two-factor or multi factor authentication in curbing unauthorized access? Are our phones and OTP for payments reliable? How to make our logins safe?
Manjula Sridhar is Co-founder of ArgByte, US Incorporated cyber security consulting firm. She is also an endurance athlete, volunteer and public speaker and coaches pre entrepreneurs. Moreover she researched and filed several patents and worked for Lucent and Bosch Telecom. Manjula also provides services pro-bono for students through ArgByte.
The Internet could be termed virtual for namesake but here risks are very much real. Internet has become our generation’s boon. At the same time cyber crime, privacy and online security became a serious fix. Be it mobiles, laptops or any electronic device, when connected to a network can be hacked and violated. Hence we bring you our Security series to help you stay mindful online and tread carefully through this maze. Join us and learn all about passwords, privacy, end-to-end encryption, VPNs and much more.
You can also watch the episode Being Safe Online to know more about online safety.