Biometrics

A biometric passport, also known as an e-passport, ePassport or a digital passport, is a combined paper and electronic passport that contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travellers. It uses contactless smart card technology, including a microprocessor chip (computer chip) and antenna (for both power to the chip and communication) embedded in the front or back cover, or center page, of the passport. Document and chip characteristics are documented in the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Doc 9303. The passport's critical information is both printed on the data page of the passport and stored in the chip.
Posts about Biometrics
  • WTF is digital identity?

    … Moving shopping and banking online means our transactions are more than making money: They’re about getting data. “People are extremely aware of how digitized their lives have become and how little control over that. They want to know that if they’re providing this info they’re getting something for it and it’s not just for banks or large…

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  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    … as a result of leaks and hacks. 90 percent of companies surveyed had been victims of fraud, and fraud accounted for 42 percent of company financial losses. 42 percent of these attacks were related to phishing or spam, and 39 percent related to payment or credit-card fraud. However, strategies are emerging, and companies are changing their ways…

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  • What’s Next for Our Weak But Resilient Password System? (Report)

    … Leak after leak has demonstrated that passwords are perhaps the weakest part of our digital security infrastructure. Users create weak passwords, companies do not maintain good infrastructure, hacking tools grow increasingly sophisticated and our password system continue to look like a relic. A white paper from Gigya analyzes where we might go…

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  • Photo-Sharing Apps Under Fire for Tagging People in Pictures

    … rules. The image-recognition tools are scanning photographs, not actually biometric face and body scans. It is just identifying people, places and things within vintage photographs. This is different from other uses of biometrics, such as iBeacon, which uses smartphone transmissions to identify people and send them marketing messages. Tagging…

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  • AppLock Protects Android Apps With Face and Voice Biometrics

    … protection levels. The first, a “convenience mode,” will utilize either face or voice recognition to open an app, depending on which is verified first. The second mode, a “TrulySecure” mode, requires both voice and face recognition to open an app. In addition, users can turn on “liveness detection,” which prevents a photo of the user from being used…

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