Getting To Know Biometric Authentication: Protect Your Data to the Next Level

Getting To Know Biometric Authentication: Protect Your Data to the Next Level

A password alone may not be enough to keep all our personal information completely secure. Nowadays we use fingerprint, facial recognition, a retina scan, or some other physical characteristic to protect our data. Well that’s actually called, biometrics—a new way of verifying our identity that uses physical and behavioral traits, not easily hackable passwords.

What is biometrics?

Biometric authentication involves using some part of your physical makeup to authenticate you. Biometric authorization uses things like fingerprints, facial recognition or voice recognition to verify your identity. This technology is used in highly secure facilities and, recently, has become more a part of our lives via the laptops and smartphones we use every day.

Biometric authentication is performed by doing a comparison of the physical aspect you present for authentication against a copy that has been stored. For example, you would place your finger on a fingerprint reader for comparison against the stored sample. If your fingerprint matches the stored sample, then the authentication is considered to be successful.

The most popular types of biometrics devices are the following:

  • Fingerprint scanners: These are widely available for both desktop and portable computers from a variety of vendors, connecting via a USB or Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA, or PC Card) interface.
  • Facial pattern recognition devices: These devices use facial geometry analysis to verify identity.
  • Hand geometry recognition devices: These are similar to facial pattern devices but analyze hand geometry.
  • Iris scan identification devices: Iris scanners analyze the trabecular meshwork tissue in the iris, which is permanently formed during the eighth month of human gestation.
  • Retinal scan identification devices: Retina scanners analyze the patterns of blood vessels on the retina.

Biometric authentication is being used in a wide variety of applications across many industries. Such as travel and hospitality, banking and financial services and healthcare services. And so, the development possibilities of biometric authentication and identification are far from being exhausted. As biometrics research continues, the expert in this industry is needed and having a career in the Information and Technology industry is in high demand.

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