In this article, we'll show you how to enhance your Kriptomat mobile app security by setting up and using biometric security features - either a fingerprint scan or FaceID, depending on your mobile device.
What is Biometric Security?
Biometric security is a security mechanism used to authenticate and provide access to a device or system based on the automatic and instant verification of an individual's physical characteristics. Unlike keys and password codes, which can be forgotten or stolen, biometric security is much harder to crack because it's intimately linked to us and who we are.
Why Use Biometric Security?
There are a few reasons why biometric security is preferable to passwords or even two-factor authentication (2FA).
Simplicity: Biometric security is as simple as looking at your device or touching it. No need to remember complex passwords or carry around additional devices for 2FA.
Speed: Biometric security systems are typically faster than manual input methods like passwords and 2FA codes.
Increased Security: Biometrics are unique to each individual, so it's incredibly difficult for someone else to access your account.
Harder to Forget: Since your biometrics are part of you, you can't forget them like you might forget a password or lose a 2FA device.
By using biometric security, your Kriptomat account becomes more secure against unauthorized access, giving you peace of mind as you navigate the world of cryptocurrencies.
How to Set Up Biometric Security on Your Kriptomat Mobile App
Here are the steps to set up the Biometric security:
Log in to the Kriptomat Mobile App: Open the app on your mobile device and sign in using your username and password.
Access the Menu: Tap on the icon in the top left corner of the app to reveal the menu.
Select Security: In the menu, look for and tap on "Security".
Enable Biometric Authentication: Here, you will find the option to enable your phone's version of biometric authentication - either fingerprint scan or FaceID. Tap on it to enable.
Verify the Method: The system will then ask you to verify the biometric method. This might involve scanning your face or fingerprint, depending on your device and selected option.
And voila! You've just enabled biometric security for your Kriptomat account.
How to Disable Biometric Security on Your Kriptomat Mobile App
In case you ever need to disable biometric security, the process is very similar:
Log in to the Kriptomat Mobile App: Just like before, start by opening the app and signing in.
Access the Menu: Tap the icon in the top left corner of the app.
Select Security: Find and tap on "Security".
Disable Biometric Authentication: This time, instead of enabling biometric authentication, you'll be disabling it. Tap on the option to turn it off.
And that's it - you've successfully disabled biometric security for your Kriptomat account. Remember, though, that by doing so, you may be reducing the overall security of your account.
Biometric security is a powerful, user-friendly way to enhance the security of your Kriptomat account. By using unique physical characteristics that are hard to replicate, it provides an additional layer of protection, helping you enjoy a safer and more seamless experience with cryptocurrency trading. Whether you choose to use a fingerprint scan or FaceID, enabling biometric security is a step towards a more secure future in the exciting world of cryptocurrencies.
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