Do old-fashioned passwords have a place in the world of facial recognition and biometrics?



The trusty password is now 60 years old, and in the time of its existence, we’ve seen the introduction of innovative new security technologies such as biometric and facial recognition capabilities, which are being increasingly used in various areas of our lives.

Now when we head off on holiday abroad, ePassport checks at airports are taking advantage of this technology to cut down on queues at security points, and help identify any counterfeit passports being used. The same now applies for those looking to keep their feet on the ground when heading on holiday, with facial recognition technology being used on the Eurostar tunnel to speed up queue times at its terminals.

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