Let’s make passwords a thing of the past

Biometrics are better for secure payment transactions

May 02, 2019, 3:08 PM Eastern Time


World Password Day reminds us to stay vigilant with strong passwords, but Visa believes the payment industry can move away from passwords in five years with the adoption of biometrics—or accessing technology using physical attributes like fingerprints and facial recognition. With biometrics, criminals have to take the extra step of stealing your hardware device to commit payment fraud. Learn more about biometrics in a post from Margaret Reid, SVP North America Risk, Visa.