Altering images with Biometrics to thwart hackers

Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 3:36 PM EST

A trick reminiscent of a fun-house mirror might improve the security and privacy of the access-control technology that examines fingerprints, facial features, or other personal characteristics.

In such systems, known as biometrics, a computer generally reduces an image to a template of “minutia points”--notable features such as a loop in a fingerprint or the position of an eye.

At Security Pipeline.

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