Biometrics: a security makeover

Monday, 27 September 2004, 1:25 PM EST

One year ago, the prospects for developing biometrics as a reliable security device for computers were viewed by many industry watchers as a nice idea with little applicable potential. After all, biometric security devices have been available in one form or another for 30 years. But the use of biometrics for computer security and user authentication lacked much enthusiasm because of ill-placed perceptions that the procedures were costly, inconvenient and intrusive.

By Jack M. Germain at TechNewsWorld.

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