The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

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The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication Multi-factor authentication is a method that improves security for users of technology. Users who choose to use multi-factor authentication gain access to systems after they successfully pass at least two authentications. These authentication requests can either be something the user knows of (e.g. password or PIN), something the user has (e.g. USB security key or mobile phone) or something the user is (e.g. fingerprint or voiceprint).Multi-factor authentication is an effective method that organisations can implement to prevent fraudsters from accessing devices or networks containing confidential information. With multi-layer security, multi-factor authentication can reduce the incidence of information or identities being stolen. Australian Cyber Security Centre considers it as one of the essential eight on mitigating cybersecurity incidents.However, one major issue multi-factor authentication must address is…
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Hey Google, talk to Walmart!

Hey Google, talk to Walmart!

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Hey Google, talk to Walmart! On April 2, senior vice president of digital operations for Walmart US, Tom Ward, introduced in a blog post that they will be rolling out their new service: Walmart Voice Order.Partnered with Google, this service utilises voice ordering capabilities to allow customers to use their voice to order or add items seamlessly from Walmart to their online grocery cart. Additionally, it uses customers’ historical data to improve accuracy and selection when identifying the right items customers want to purchase. With Google Assistant being the artificial intelligence virtual assistant implemented, the service is available on a broad range of devices that are compatible with Google Assistant. This includes home devices, smartphones, and watches.The move by Walmart is in response to Amazon’s own Alexa Voice Shopping service that…
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Voice Biometric Technology – A Positive Outlook

Voice Biometric Technology – A Positive Outlook

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Voice Biometric Technology – A Positive Outlook Biometric technology has come a long way. People are beginning to accept the technology in their day to day lives. A great example is the rapid surge of smart devices. These devices can come in numerous shapes and sizes such as smartphones, televisions, watches, vehicles and even fridges. Facial recognition, iris recognition and fingerprint recognition technologies are just some of the biometric technologies found in these smart devices. Another ingenious biometric technology that is being implemented successfully is voice biometric technology. Smart devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo utilises voice biometrics where users can use their voice to ask questions and deliver commands. These home devices feature voice recognition technology to identity different users and even voice verification technology to allow users…
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A VISA survey on passwords and biometrics shows customer preference for biometrics on the rise.

A VISA survey on passwords and biometrics shows customer preference for biometrics on the rise.

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] A VISA survey on passwords and biometrics shows customer preference for biometrics on the rise. VISA, the American multinational that powers payments and authorization for individuals globally, has surveyed American consumers on their attitude towards authentication solutions such as biometrics and passwords. The findings support customer acceptance and interest in switching to biometric authentication for payments and purchases. We summarize the key findings here: 16% of customers abandon online purchases due to password inconvenience, according to VISA. For retail companies, this represents a sizeable loss in revenue. Awareness and interest in use of biometrics among consumers have been steadily growing. Customers perceive biometrics as a faster, easier and secure alternative to passwords. According to the VISA survey, US consumers surveyed are most likely to trust their bank (65%)…
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Voice Biometrics FAQs

Voice Biometrics FAQs

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