Responsible for Security of PayPal Believes That Apple Will Lead The Implementation of The Biometric Authentication

Rumors of a iPhone with fingerprint sensor We have accompanied for obvious reasons since Apple acquired the Authentec biometric recognition chip maker in July of last year. Now, Michael Barrett, Chief of security of PayPal, He has thrown more fuel to the fire during an interview in which has ensured that the time to leave behind the passwords showing its conviction that Apple and not another will be who mark road.

Barrett believes that passwords are no longer the solution into the problem since to accumulate dozens of slopes in all kinds of services, and repeat the same credentials of email and password in many of them we expose our security by reducing it to the weakest link of the chain. And that even ignoring that many passwords published on the network as a result of the exploits of the last five years are still so common choices such as “12345” or “password”.

“Users choose insecure passwords and re-use them everywhere. What causes the effect of reducing the security of their accounts more secure it from the least safe places that you visit on the Internet.”

The future according to Barrett is relying on more robust authentication methods as the organization which also chairs, Fast IdentityOnline (FIDO) Alliance, which aims to implement a standard based on open protocols to not only increase the safety of users, but to also make them life easier.

How? Well, your solution basically consists of a unique identifier that connects with our (Web or local) user accounts and that is automatically detected by the services that support it, and an authenticator that proves that we really are who we say be and that he would support systems as recognition of fingerprint, voice, a USB key to name a few of the options.

And what paints Apple in all this?

“Rumor has it that a great technology in Cupertino, California, company lazará at the end of the year a phone with fingerprint reader”, but it will be only the beginning. “It won’t have a phone with support of fingerprint on the market at the end of the year. “Not just one, are going to be several”

Fingerprint sensors they are not anything new and manufacturers like HP have spent years trying to popularize them in their notebooks without much success outside of corporate environments. But from what I have no doubt any is if Apple decides to bet on this technology in the next iPhone will see a resurgence of the same with a fast spreading to other devices from Apple and other companies of the sector.