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What is Biometric security?

In a nutshell:
As experts in device security, this month we wanted to explore the buzzword everyone’s been talking about – Biometric Security. So what exactly is it?
“Feeling confident that your information is protected is paramount. Biometrics are more secure, more trusted and better suited to a world that requires more frequent authentication.”

what is biometric security?

  • Facial recognition. This type of authentication is similar to fingerprint scanners in that it is also popularly used in smart phones and relies on a necessary number of matched measurements in order to grant access.
  • Voice identification. Vocal characteristics can also be measured in order to grant access to devices. The technology measures the formation of precise sound qualities, meaning that any attempt to imitate a voice in order to hack a device will likely not work. Despite this, there are still some security concerns with this method as there is nothing to stop an individual using a standardised voice that can be imitated, or a hacker using a recording of an authorised voice.
  • Eye scanners. Eye biometrics can include iris recognition or retina scanners. Iris scanners measure the unique colours around the pupil, whilst retina scanners require the individual to look into a bright light to match the blood vessel pattern created. Unfortunately, contact lenses or glasses can often cause inaccuracies with this method.

biometric security fingerprint


biometric security in practice


Benefits of Biometric Security


The answer: Two-Factor Authentication


Key Takeaways

“Feeling confident that your information is protected is paramount. Biometrics are more secure, more trusted and better suited to a world that requires more frequent authentication.”

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