You may soon be able to securely log on to your online accounts by just looking at your computer.
"The password the way we know it today must die," said Michael Fey, chief technology officer of Intel Security. "We have to stop fighting that because it's just going to fail over and over again."
As password breaches become the new normal, companies are being forced to find new ways of verifying their users and securing their data, security experts said.
While passwords won't disappear tomorrow, companies are beginning to experiment with different ways to verify users, including facial recognition and other biometric features like a person's fingerprint, voice or even certain behavioral patterns.
"There are so many sensors on our devices these days that could confirm that you are who you say you are," Fey said. "There's just no reason for these silly passwords, it's such an archaic thought process."
Intel-owned McAfee is betting big on biometrics being a significant part of online security going forward and has already rolled out some of this technology on its LiveSafe platform, one of the company's software security products.