Online Authentication Barometer

October 2021

What’s the latest in consumer habits, trends and adoption of authentication technologies across the globe?

To find out, the FIDO Alliance conducted a survey of 10,000 consumers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, India and China.

Here are five things we learned from this research:

Passwords are, unsurprisingly, still prevailing over other, more secure and widely available authentication methods.

Here's how many consumers have used a password in the past 60 days to access different accounts:

Biometrics are gaining traction, both in perception of security and usage — a positive shift to consumer opinions.

Here's how many consumers have used biometrics in the past 60 days to access different accounts:

Consumers still wrongly believe that taking action to strengthen a password is the best way to secure their account.

Many consumers still don’t know what action to take to secure their accounts, even if they wanted to.

Consumers need to be educated on the risks and implications of poor account security and the solutions available to lock down their accounts.

Read the full report to see the data and to find out what consumers need to know about securing their accounts!

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