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Majority of Brits are Ready to Ditch the Password: Survey

Majority of Brits are Ready to Ditch the Password: Survey

A majority of Brits are in favor of replacing passwords with biometric authentication, suggests new survey data from Equifax. Conducted by OnePoll in October, the Equifax-commissioned survey polled a representative sample of 2,000 adults in Great Britain on their attitudes toward biometrics. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they would be happy to stop using passwords…

Merchants are Worried About Fraud in American Express Payments Survey

Merchants are Worried About Fraud in American Express Payments Survey

American Express has released is 2019 Digital Payments Survey, which found that payments fraud is still a pressing concern for American businesses. The vast majority (77 percent) of respondents indicated that they had experienced some form of fraud during the past year, with 69 percent reporting that fraud fallout placed a significant strain on company…

New GSMA Report Details Pakistan’s Digital Transformation Strategy

New GSMA Report Details Pakistan’s Digital Transformation Strategy

The GSMA has released a new report on the state of the mobile industry in Pakistan. The report concludes that the country’s digital transformation is already taking place, and advocates for an ongoing collaboration between public and private institutions. “The government and the private sector must work together to deliver the promise of a digital…

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico has published the results of its 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report, finding that while people are more concerned about digital privacy, many businesses and individuals have not yet updated their habits when using passwords to safeguard their information. “For decades, passwords have been the primary method of authentication used to…

Passwords Are Dying Faster at Home Than at Work: Study

Passwords Are Dying Faster at Home Than at Work: Study

Another study is pointing to the rise of biometric authentication, and the decline of the password. Commissioned by London-based multimodal authentication specialist Callsign and carried out by YouGov Plc, the study entailed online surveys of a little over 3,000 adults across the UK and the US. The survey found a significant difference in authentication preferences…