ST Guru: Smartphones have you pegged, and for better or worse they’ll soon ID you

March 13, 2017 —Smartphones have you pegged, and for better or worse they’ll soon ID you

Your smartphone now gathers more information about you than you probably realize. They can measure 100 or more indicators that in combination can give near total accuracy in identifying you. NuData’s Robert Capps comments.


SAN FRANCISCO — The things that make humans unique — fingerprints, irises, facial features — have become the preferred way to sign onto banking accounts online or other sensitive websites, the newest solution to the problem of hackable and forgettable passwords.

Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security:

“The need for extended authentication technology is going to be great,” said Robert Capps, vice president of business development at NuData Security, a Vancouver, B.C., firm that uses behavioral analytics to help clients identify good users from bad ones.

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