Biometric Authentication

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Biometric authentication

is the process of verifying the identity of a person based on their biological or behavioral characteristics.

  • Fingerprints, face, iris, voice, gait, and even writing patterns
  • It is more secure, user-friendly, and simpler to use
  • Presents several challenges:
  • Accuracy – people get old, suffer accidents, a challenge for recognition software
  • Security – the data is very sensitive. Security mechanisms are paramount
  • Privacy – biometric data have too much information about a person.
  • Security and Privacy are highly connected. The data saved and used is about the person.
  • Usability – It should be simple to use
  • It is becoming more common day by day. Face recognition in smartphones, for instance.

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