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Consumers Warm to Biometric Authentication

A majority of consumers are willing to use biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint verification or a two-step device verification as against the tradition username-password approach, according to a new survey by Accenture Plc. A two step-device verification generally involves the verification of identity by entering a code sent on the user's device. The survey, which was conducted online in October and November 2014, entailed 24,000 consumers across 24 countries. It polled them about their usage, attitudes and expectations related to digital device ownership, content consumption, broadband constraints, digital trust and the so-called Internet of Things.

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