What is “Biometrics”, and what kind of
convenience and security can it offer us?
Biometrics refers to an automated system that can identify
an individual by measuring their physical and behavioral
uniqueness or patterns, and comparing it to those on record.
In other words, instead of requiring personal identification
cards, magnetic cards, keys or passwords, biometrics can
identify fingerprints, face, iris, palm prints, signature,
DNA, or retinas of an individual for easy and convenient
verification. With the boom in Internet-based business and
the increased need for accurate verification when accessing
accounts, biometrics is the simplest and most convenient the
solution. Its universal, unique, permanent and measurable
features ensures security of information in E-commerce, such
on-line banking and shopping malls. Biometrics can also
provide you with convenience and security, by enabling a
machine to verify the individual by itself and to respond to
the individual’s requests.
Through the use of such physical controls as access control,
and punch card maintenance, user restrictions on certain
apparatus can be made possible with an automated