Mobile User Authentication Is The Answer To Modern Security

  • 31 Mar 2022 13:30
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Mobile User Authentication Is The Answer To Modern Security

Restricting authorization of unwanted third parties has become a fundamental necessity to secure the confidential and private information of mobile users. In addition, companies must keep an eye on who is accessing the user's information and mobile user authentication is the best approach. It verifies the end user's identity by using one or more authentication ways.

The increased demand for bringing your own devices (BYOD) and online information sharing has increased the demand for mobile user authentication. In addition, the accelerating cyber-attacks have encouraged enterprises to adopt mobile user authentication solutions, which boost the growth of the global mobile user authentication market.

Here are some of the best ways to enhance security using mobile user authentication methods:

Smart Cards: It is a security chip integrated with a built-in microprocessor. A smart card is embedded in a credit card, MMC/SD card, or badge and offers personal identification, safe data storage, authentication, and application processing. With the use of smart cards, users can unlock personal laptops by merely inserting the badge into the laptop's card reader.

Identity management: This is the most common mobile user authentication solution. Identity management monitors and manages who can access the restricted data and the company can monitor which users can access the information and on which devices. In addition, every member of the company has special access permission.

GPS: Several companies demand additional security measures beyond some ID and password while logging in. However, the use of external devices may make this process clumsy and increase latency. However, smartphones can solve this issue as every smartphone has a built-in GPS device and can enable the company to track confirmation of the login information. Moreover, it eliminates the need to purchase a dedicated GPS device.

Biometrics: Biometric authentication is the most sought-after user authentication method. Biometric authentication relies on the unique biological features of the user to validate the user. Biometrics such as fingerprints, iris scans, and voice recognition is widely used for multi-factor authentication as they are extremely convenient to use.

Future of mobile user authentication

In need of keeping personal and organization devices secure, every website and application demands a unique ID and password. However, remembering every password is tedious, which increased the popularity of biometric solutions. Technology has already made its way into people's smartphones. Most smartphones now demand facial recognition to unlock the phone. Moreover, major banking applications demand fingerprint recognition and retina scan as user authentication.

In the future, biometric technology would be used in ATMs, kiosks, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the integration of biometrics in ATMs, users can withdraw cash without carrying debit cards and remembering their PINs. There are multiple modes of biometric authentication that one can adopt including heartbeat, voice, retina, and fingerprint recognition. The pain of being locked out of an account due to too many password attempts can be eliminated with the use of biometrics. Convenience has been the most defining factor in the development and rapid adoption of biometrics in smartphones and the FinTech industry and soon the technology would enter every sector across the world.

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