Have you heard about the Heartbleed bug that’s been causing panic in the IT security world? Basically, Heartbleed is a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, and it’s making it possible for hackers to steal data that would normally be protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.

This caused many popular websites to urge people to change their passwords, and serves as an important reminder that when it comes to all types of security, a password may not be enough.

While the Heartbleed bug only impacts things on the web, it should get you thinking about the dangers of having important things protected by merely a password. Passwords can so easily be stolen or compromised, they shouldn’t be trusted to protect something as crucial as your server room.

Instead, you should install biometric security devices from Digitus that require fingerprint authorization in order for individuals to gain access to secure areas. After all, unlike passwords, it’s nearly impossible for fingerprints to be stolen or compromised.