The Paypers: Biometrics not trusted by shoppers for Black Friday

November 17, 2016 — Biometrics not trusted by shoppers for Black Friday

Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at NuData comments on the survey by Computop on consumer preference when it comes to biometrics.


Many consumers do not trust biometrics for their Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping according to a survey conducted by Computop.

Even if 76% of consumers surveyed plan to shop online this holiday season, their categorisation varied significantly when it comes to security authentication features they would consider setting up for online purchases. 35% of the respondents of this survey said they would set up fingerprint IDs, 12% selected retina scans, and 7% chose voice recognition and 2% noted pay by selfie.

But 41 % of total respondents said they would not choose any of the above method, with 26 % of respondents concerned that their biometric data could be spoofed, and 11 % did not trust biometric payment authentication at all.

Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at NuData Security said that these results show a growing understanding that using physical biometrics online have a number of vulnerabilities. Once these identifiers are online, there is a real fear that physical biometrics like selfies, fingerprints and retinal scans could be stolen.

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