Paul Lee, head of technology, media, and telecoms research at Deloitte, said that using fingerprints to access email, online banking, streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix and newspaper subscriptions would help consumers who may feel overwhelmed by the number of passwords they have to remember.
People have dozens of online accounts. They cannot remember that many different passwords so chances are, unless they use a site like LastPass, they will use the same one. The fingerprint provides an alternative. Deloitte calculates that in the UK alone, the tips of our fingers are now read more than 100 billion times a year.
Fingerprints will rule over online passwords when mobile devices rule over computers and laptops in the not-too-distant future!
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