Technology, by definition, is an ever-evolving field, with new ideas being discovered and implemented each and everyday. But new technologies have an unfortunate side effects and that is new and unaccounted for security threats which endanger the user’s well-being, regardless of how much money was spent on the device or system.
In this article, we present 6 trendy technologies that are as close to having foolproof security as one can hope for.
1) Fingerprint Authentication
Fingerprint authentication is used in a lot of devices and security systems, and for good reason, this can be very difficult to hack without any physical contact with the user of the original device, and each person’s fingerprint is unique, making it difficult to reproduce. It is a good way to protect your phone or other personal electronic devices that may contain sensitive data. To say it is completely foolproof would be inaccurate, but it is quite close as far as our modern technology goes.
2) Retina Authentication or Facial Scanning
In the same vein as fingerprint authentication, retina authentication/facial scanning is one of the latest technologies being implemented in the world today. Not only is it used in plenty of cellphones and other electronic devices, it is also used in securing bank vaults, airports, offices with very limited personnel access and other important places. Biometrics in general are a quite a foolproof way to secure whatever needs securing, although there may be some ways to get around that.
3) Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is extremely difficult to crack, simply because it is decentralized and not connected to one main frame. However, it is too soon to deem it 100% safe, since it is a recent technology that is still being tested. You can be sure that the technology will develop enough to make it more secure and less vulnerable even more than it already is.
4) Security Systems
Integrated security systems can be a tough nut to crack if they are set up properly. These security systems use cameras, sensors that communicate through radio frequencies and sophisticated detectors to help enhance security and make everyone feel safe. The beauty of these systems is that they can have built-in technology that raises alarms for any cyber attacks or possible fraud. Using sensors that communicate through radio frequencies are used in wireless security systems, and it is better to read on the difference between wired and wireless security systems so that you will know what works better in different kinds of setup.
5) Hardware Authentication
Combining software and hardware authentication can make hacking very difficult because you require some physical object, like a card or a key, as well as hacking the system, making remote interference almost impossible.
Encryption is the mother of all security measures and one that is incorporated into our everyday lives, even if we do not necessarily notice. Every time you make a transaction using a credit card or even make a telephone call, encryption technology scrambles the information and deems unreadable and confidential. Proper encryption makes information almost 100% secure, and with more and more advancements, it could be possible that encryption technology cannot be completely hacked.
It would be pretty foolhardy to name something completely unhackable, similar to the Titanic being called unsinkable simply because it was the newest ship in the harbour. However, certain and rigorous precautions can be taken to ensure that technology is as safe as we can realistically hope for.
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