Biometrics - a key role in security!!

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Touch ID security feature, one may be inclined to ask: Can fingerprints and other biometrics really replace passwords? More importantly, how effective are biometrics in protecting our data?

In information technology, the term “biometrics” is also referred to as “biometric authentication”. It is the process of identifying humans based on their unique (anatomical, physiological or behavioral) characteristics and traits. Common examples of human biometric markers are fingerprints, hand prints, voice patterns, face patterns and irises, even one’s handwritten signature. 

And while we consider biometrics to be cutting-edge technology, the basic premise of capturing, storing, and analyzing human markers has been around for quite some time. Like most technologies, using biometric authentication also has its pros and cons. Having a computer system that is capable of scanning and verifying fingerprints (for example), which in turn keeps unauthorized personnel out, is an advantage.

Moreover, it appears that the more potent a marker is in identifying an individual with great accuracy and little false positives, the more intrusive the process of capturing the marker is, not to mention more expensive. This is true for DNA, and retinal and iris markers.

Biometric products are more likely base on biological features of a person by the strong help of this kind of features we can give extremely high security. Most of these features are abounded with physical characters of a person like fingerprints, vein system of palm, iris, footprints and face recognition. These features are unique for each individuals providing extremely high security.

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