There is no denying the popularity of facial recognition software, as the global market is on pace to reach $8.74 billion by 2022 at a compound annual growth rate of 17.83. It’s quickly becoming one of the most popular types of biometric identity verification technologies, and is rapidly spreading across all vertical markets.

As such, you may be in a position where you are wondering whether facial recognition is the right technology for your business’s mobile users. Is it worth investing in facial recognition software, or should you look to other types of security technologies?

Keep in mind that while facial recognition is useful, it’s not the most secure type of biometric security. Researchers have discovered, for instance, that Windows 10’s “Hello” security feature, which uses facial recognition, can be spoofed with a  photograph. And another group of researchers successfully created a backdoor into a facial-recognition system, enabling hacker wearing glasses to trick the system into thinking they are the real user.

Here is our take on the issue:

Facial recognition may be vulnerable to certain types of fraudulent attacks, but that doesn’t mean that you should fear using it. Just don’t make it your only mobile security solution. Instead, think of it like a locked glass door in front of a heavy wooden door; in other words, layer it on top of other types of security technologies that are harder to spoof like voice biometrics and iris scanners. This type of strategy is called multifactor security. It’s a way of providing extra protection to your sensitive accounts, in a way that is also convenient to an end user.

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