Going beyond passwords with biometric technology
Tired of having hackers guess your password in three tries and break into your most critical systems?
Well, first, stop using “password” as your password.
Then, consider investing in some alternate means of authentication. Biometric technologies can supplement or even replace passwords entirely when used in conjunction with a password management program.
The following biometrics vendors, for example, can turn almost any physical aspect of your body into an authentication mechanism.
Most are also members of the FIDO Alliance, a standards body for authentication technologies.
According to the folks behind the Nymi Band, your heart has a unique signature — the ECG wave has a special shape that identifies you as you.