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Category: Biometrics

Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence, is famously credited with the assertion that all men are created equal. That time-honored position on equality, however, doesn’t necessarily apply to biometric security, because not all fingerprint authentication is created equal.

In the biometrics space, fingerprint authentication protects devices and the data they access, and ensures secure transactions. But whereas the use of…

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Category: Biometrics

Wealth attracts criminals like honey attracts bears.  It should come as no surprise, then, that the wealth of information and services accessed through fingerprint authentication would be “honey” to the bad guys out there, intent on using such access for illicit purposes. Among their methods is spoofing – the act of fabricating fingerprints for use on intelligent devices like smartphones and personal computers to gain access to users’…

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You’re in another state attending a wedding when you realize you left the gift at home. In an effort to get a quick replacement, you stop at the local department store to get a silver chafing dish. Of course you’ve never been to this department store, you’re not in your home state, and you’re spending more than you normally would; a warning sign is alerted and your credit card is denied. It didn’t have to be this way. 

Today,…

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