Biometric sensors beaten senseless in tests
Have biometric systems developed to the point where they could be a viable alternative to passwords and PINs?
The answer is a resounding "nein", according to comprehensive tests of 11 consumer-orientated biometric products by German technology magazine c't.
The results are timely - the biometric security (which includes enterprise products outside the scope of the test) market will be worth more than E500 million euro this year, according to industry estimates.
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- News: Biometric security not quite ready to replace passwords (2 May 2002)