Biometric security technology: The safest types

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  • multifactor authentication (MFA)

    Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system in which more than one form of authentication is implemented to verify the legitimacy of a transaction... (Continued) 

  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the science and technology of measuring and statistically analyzing biological data. In information technology, biometrics usually refers to technologies for measuring and analyzing human body characteristics such as fingerprints, eye ... 

  • password hardening

    Password hardening is any one of a variety of measures taken to make it more difficult for an intruder to circumvent the authentication process. Password hardening may take the form of multifactor authentication, by adding some component to the u... 

  • keystroke dynamics

    Keystroke dynamics are the patterns of rhythm and timing created when a person types...(Continued) 

  • biometric verification

    Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits... (Continued) 

  • finger vein ID

    Finger vein ID is a biometric authentication system that matches the vascular pattern in an individual's finger to previously obtained data...(continued) 

  • live capture

    Live capture is the act or method of gathering biometric data from an individual while the individual is physically present. 

  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

    The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a biometric identification (ID) methodology that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data. 

  • bifurcation

    In the biometric process of fingerscanning, a bifurcation is a point in a finger image at which two ridges meet. 

  • BioAPI Consortium

    The BioAPI Consortium is a group of over 90 organizations whose goal is to encourage and promote the growth of biometric technology by developing an industry-wide application programming interface (API.) The consortium's API defines how a software ap... 

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About Biometric Technology

Get advice from the experts on biometrics technology and security. Learn about several biometric authentication devices and methods -- fingerprint and iris scanners, facial recognition -- that can be used for secure user access and how to implement them.