Over time, cyberattacks have improved and increased in complexity and effectiveness. As the Internet security advances, the hackers also perfect their systems for access and for forcing devices and servers, and they know better the network vulnerabilities and learn new developments to create new hacking techniques.
It is a cycle where, no matter how much the Internet security is improved, the dark side of the Internet finds a way to overcome that security. Therefore, the programmers, bodies and governments look for new and better authentication systems that guarantee the safety and strength of our passwords. To this effect, the biometric login systems, such as finger print access and voice or face scans, are implemented more in the devices and networks, since these are unique and difficult to supplant. For example, more and more mobile devices (laptops or smartphones) request our fingerprint to unblock the system, or even to make a payment from our bank account.
However, not everything about the biometric passwords is an advantage. These cannot be modified like the traditional keys, which the user may change at any time, especially if the account has been stolen. Not all biometric access systems have been sufficiently developed, like the facial recognition in the mobile phones, which has not been perfected and there have been cases where the phone can be unblocked by a family member.
Due to these inconveniences, the cybersecurity experts do not consider that the traditional passwords are going to be disappear, but these will be used combined with the biometric keys. That is how a two-factor authentication system works, which is much safer because even though someone might know our password, an additional biometric identification and verification is required.
When registering on a web portal, traditional passwords are required. These should be difficult to decode, as long as certain requirements are met: such as for these to contain numbers, lower and upper case, and special characters. These are the only kind of passwords that may become more complex, while with the biometric ones we can only trust for these to operate correctly.
At Grupo Telecable we strive every day to guarantee the data transmission of our customers with the most robust cybersecurity techniques and we recommend for the end users of Internet to take all possible precautions to guarantee the privacy of information in the digital environment, as we have explained in this article.
If you wish to enjoy the most secure and reliable Internet connection with the best customer care, please do not hesitate to contact us on 966 196 000 or through our web site clicking here.