IDG Contributor Network: Can voice recognition replace passwords? One bank says ‘Yes’
A bank has just introduced a novel form of biometrics for initiating payments in its mobile app. It’s using voice instead of the usual passcodes to authenticate users.
Netherlands-based bank ING, who says it already has 100,000 customers using voice control to check bank balances, is now letting customers initiate payments too.
The system uses voice biometrics which authenticates customers through natural voice patterns, rather than PINs, passwords and questions.
The sound of the customer’s voice authenticates the log in and is used to confirm the transfer.
It’s one more example of password progress. I wrote about emoji as passwords recently in “Emoji passcodes are easier and more secure.”