Biometric Recognition: A Modern Era for Security

Date Added: Aug 2010
Format: PDF

Many varieties of systems require some reliable recognition system that gives the identity of a person. There are many applications that need the identity of a person to operate such as ATM, Laptops, Access to buildings, cellular Phones & some sensitive security locations. In the absence of robust personal recognition schemes, these systems are vulnerable to the wiles of an impostor. Biometric recognition, or simply biometrics, refers to the automatic recognition of individuals based on their physiological and/or behavioral characteristics. By using biometrics it is possible to confirm or establish an individual's identity based on "Who she is", rather than by "What she possesses" (e.g., an ID card) or "What she remembers" (e.g., a password).