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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  • Biometrics and neuroscience: The future of digital analytics?

    … branding budgets, so it should be no surprise that the usual suspects are investing heavily in this area. How are the tech giants approaching this? The approaches taken by Google, Apple and Facebook fall broadly into two camps: biometrics and neuroscience. Progress has been swifter in the former camp, but we should not surmise from these advancements…

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

    …. The report predicts that by 2025, 72 percent of companies will stop using passwords, and 36 percent will stop using them in as little as four years. The two main avenues of change are two-factor authentication and behavioral biometrics. While 85 percent of companies plan to use 2FA within the next 12 months, users have historically been reluctant…

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

    … the death of passwords for years, we don’t seem to be quite there yet. Passwords and user names are still the go-to method for securing accounts. Social logins could provide an opportunity for users to connect securely to a new site or service without going through the full account creation process. A combination of biometrics, centralized login…

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

    … that photograph. Strengthen the terms of service and privacy policy and transfer any obligation to those uploading pictures rather than the utility hosting them. Have a manual rather than automatic enrollment policy for people to select using a facial-recognition program. Prohibit the trading, selling or profiting from any biometric information…

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  • AppLock Protects Android Apps With Face and Voice Biometrics

    … devices continues to be a driving force for innovation and adoption in the mobile space. Now more than ever, we are seeing various modalities of biometrics being utilized for securing sensitive bank and credit-reporting apps. However, the majority of mainstream apps today fail to protect users from the potential risk of somebody gaining unauthorized…

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