A person’s unique physical features like their fingerprint, iris, face or voice is used to authorise access. For example, a person can use their fingerprint to authorise payments with Apple Pay.
- It’s quicker and more convenient than typing in a password
- Can be used as a second factor to a password to provide stronger authentication
- Users may not understand how biometric data is used and if it’s shared
- It might not be clear to users where the biometric data is stored and how it’s protected
- Apps might not work for people that have disabled biometric authentication on their device
Apple iOS allows people to unlock devices and make payments with a fingerprint. Similar functionality is available on Android.
a feature of Apple's iPhone X that uses sensors match face shapes for making a payment or unlocking a device
uses voice recognition when a person is accessing telephone banking
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