One of the biggest concerns facing the growth of the Internet of Things or as GearBrain likes to call our "new connected lifestyle", is security. All these new connected devices coming to market like fitness trackers, smart thermostats, drones, and connected cars, consumers are worried that their privacy and data will be exposed or a hacker will easily break into their home or car. One of the ways manufacturers are helping to secure their new connected devices is with the use of biometrics.
Biometrics is the use of unique human characteristics to identify an individual and growing as fast as the Internet of Things. According to Grand View Research, they expect the global biometrics technology market to grow significantly in the next seven years—to more than $24 billion by 2020. You can learn more about biometrics by reading our article Ditch The Password: Your Fingerprint Is About To Control Your Life. In the interim, we would like to know which biometric you think will be most widely used to protect your privacy, data and connected devices from hackers!
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