Millennials disrupting security landscape: study

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IBM Security vice president Caleb Barlow on the increasing use of biometrics to protect the information on your computer and mobile devices.

Millennials are moving away from passwords, a recent study focusing on biometrics conducted by IBM showed.

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IBM surveyed nearly 4,000 adults from across the U.S., Asia Pacific, and Europe and found while 75 percent of young adults are comfortable using biometrics, less than half are using complex passwords and 41 percent reuse passwords.

"Millennials are actually leading the way towards us moving away from [passwords]," IBM Security vice president Caleb Barlow said to FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria."

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The study also found 67 percent are comfortable using biometrics today, while 87 percent said they will be comfortable using these technologies in the future.

"It's the combination of something I know, like a password. Something I have, like your phone and something unique about you like your face or your fingerprint," Barlow said. "You combine those three together then you've got a really robust security posture versus just relying on a password alone."

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