Date Added: Jan 2010
The term Biometrics is becoming highly important in computer security world. The human physical characteristics like fingerprints, face, hand geometry, voice and iris are known as biometrics. These features are used to provide an authentication for computer based security systems. The existing computer security systems used at various places like banking, passport, credit cards, smart cards, PIN, access control and network security are using username and passwords for person identification. The username and passwords can be replaced and/or provide double authentication by using any one of the biometric features. In this paper, the main focus is on the various biometrics, their applications and the existing biometrics recognition systems.