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World Password Day: Biometrics Paving the Way for a Password-Free Future

4 May 2023

World Password Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Thursday of May. It was created to raise awareness about the importance of strong passwords and to promote better password habits for a safer digital world.

In today’s digital age, we rely on passwords to access our emails, social media, bank accounts, and countless other online services. Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for weak passwords to exploit and gain unauthorised access to sensitive information. World Password Day serves as a timely reminder to review and strengthen your passwords, ensuring your digital life stays safe and secure.

However, as important as it is to raise awareness of the need for strong passwords, passwords simply aren’t good enough in today’s always-online world. Users, especially business users, need a more secure solution that is harder to bypass and easier to use.

For over 18 years, Hitachi has been a leader in high-quality biometric authentication through its VeinID finger vein technology. This innovative technology, implemented widely across Asia and Europe, offers a highly secure and reliable method of identification and verification.

Finger Vein technology utilises the unique pattern of veins in an individual’s finger to establish their identity. This approach provides a higher level of security compared to traditional methods such as passwords, fingerprints, or facial recognition. By leveraging Finger Vein technology, businesses can ensure individual non-repudiation, meaning that each user’s identity can be reliably verified and linked to their actions, reducing the risk of fraud and unauthorised access.

Hitachi VeinID offers high accuracy, non-intrusiveness, resistance to spoofing, user-friendliness, enhanced security, versatility, and long-term stability. These benefits make it an attractive and reliable solution for organisations seeking robust and convenient biometric authentication methods in various industries and applications.

The Hitachi Digital Security Portfolio, including VeinID, offers a comprehensive range of solutions designed to meet the security needs of businesses in the digital era, establishing a secure digital environment that protects the integrity and confidentiality of their digital operations.