Knowledge-based identification may be the preferred way to authenticate online, but for how long?
Our user authentication preference survey shows a shift in ways we choose to identify ourselves online. From the use of passwords, to behavioral authentication, this report looks at user preference over a range of factors including geographical location, at work, and transacting online.
- Our relationships with passwords and other knowledge-based ways to identify ourselves online are shifting, as less than half of those polled in both the United Kingdom (45%) and United States (44%) prefer using passwords and memorable information to access an online account
- Biometrics identification is a close second, with 32% of adults in the UK and 27% in the US preferring this method
- Behavioral identification, where a person’s typing rhythm, screen swipes or mouse movement is used, is a relatively nascent form of digital identification, yet US respondents are twice as likely to prefer this method over their UK counterparts – 6% and 3%, respectively.