Survey: Mobile Development Pros Prefer Biometrics for Security

Friday Aug 26th 2016 by Developer.com Staff
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Encryption and NFC also ranked as important mobile security tools.

Evans Data has released the results of a new survey that polled the mobile development industry about security issues. It found that 36 percent of mobile developers selected biometric authentication as their preferred method of security. Other top choices included on-device hardware encryption (25 percent), Near Field Communication-based authentication (18 percent) and on-device software encryption (14 percent).

"Although biometric authentication isn't new technology, it's still considered the best form of authentication by mobile developers," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "Iris scans and facial recognition have more novelty, but fingerprint scans are easier for the user and thus appealing to the developer."

In addition, 39 percent of mobile developers said the application layer is the most important for app security, while 28 percent said the OS is most important.

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