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In the era of the Internet of Things, businesses now value security more than ever, having heightened standards for the security of systems and devices. User authentication is an integral part of the security framework, but it also happens to be most susceptible to factors that are beyond control, which introduce security risks. Consequently, having a secure and reliable way of login has become paramount.

For most devices, user authentication is commonly done by username and password. However, this approach is not without its own challenges; for instance, users may choose weak passwords, making them vulnerable to attacks, yet overly stringent password rules pose inconvenience to users, creating more problems than it solves. Against the backdrop of the password dilemma, Weintek has introduced various alternative login methods, such as RFID card and fingerprint recognition, all of which aim to enhance both the security and the user experience in the authentication process.


Login with Cards

Weintek HMI supports RFID card authentication via the use of a USB RFID card reader. The login process is expedited and streamlined as users can log in and gain access with a simple tap, and within seconds. Additionally, businesses may opt to use their existing ID cards to simplify user management.


Fingerprint Recognition

Weintek HMI supports fingerprint authentication via the use of a USB fingerprint scanner. This allows users to log in and gain access simply by placing their fingers on the scanner, also within seconds. Through biometrics, fingerprint authentication reduces the risk of impersonation, thereby enhancing security of the authentication process.

In addition to the above-mentioned login methods, various novel approaches can be implemented through JavaScript. Examples include pattern locks commonly seen on mobile phones, or detection of operation such as login through long presses at specific locations or specific gestures. These login methods depart from tradition and offer a refreshing experience.