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The Biometric Future: Population Skeptical About Facial Recognition Software

it servicesIT services (information technology) have become an integral part of virtually every business across the globe. Globally, spending on IT services is projected to exceed $3.5 trillion by 2018. As more and more businesses store valuable information online, a stronger emphasis will need to be placed on digital security and that's where business IT support services come in.

Although some technological advancements have significantly cut down a number of hacks in the digital realm, viruses and hackers have gotten stronger as well. So network security needs to be ever evolving in hopes of combating hacks and IT viruses.

Apple, an industry leader in technological innovation, has developed a new digital security platform that could help IT services across the business sector, but also runs a risk of causing even more problems.

According to Business Insider, Apple's new facial recognition software installed on the iPhone X is now the proffered way to access a user's phone, at least for some.

"Where biometric solutions were once deemed futuristic and unsafe, it is now commonly accepted that neither using a combination of symbols, numbers, and letters nor changing passwords periodically can keep accounts safe from cyber threats," said Ollie Hayler, business development director for PalmSecure Biometrics at Fujitsu Cyber Security and Enterprise. "Passwords and PIN numbers are becoming a thing of the past as they can be copied, stolen, guessed or shared easily. Now thanks to biometrics, customers and businesses alike have a far more secure choice of authentication and verification."

This facial recognition software could soon be implemented in businesses in order to grant access to protected information.

Tech Transformers reports that many customers, approximately 40%, are skeptical about the new Face ID system. In addition to the 40% of skeptical customers, another 24% were not happy about using biometrics but believe it's an inevitable part of the future.

"While we don't expect biometric adoption to happen overnight, the proliferation of biometric technologies in consumer devices such as the Apple iPhone will result in consumers becoming more familiar and comfortable with the technology," Hayler added.

Whatever happens with the future of cellular use and business security, IT professionals will continue to be heavily relied on for digital protection (amongst other things). If you are in need of high-quality business IT consulting or advanced tech support, contact Facet Tech today.

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