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As Biometric Scanning Use Grows, So Does Security Risk

As Biometric Scanning Use Grows, So Does Security Risk

Without you necessarily realizing it, your unique attributes — or “biometrics” — are being used to verify your identity. Every time you unlock your smartphone, use a fingerprint scanner at the airport, or upload a photo with facial recognition to Facebook,...

Nation-Wide Facial Recognition Service Being Launched by FBI

I first started working with Biometrics back in the 1970’s in helping a graduate student develop a signature recognition system.  Back then we were using mainframes, punch cards, a TTY33 and some very grainy EBCDIC artwork to help render the signatures.  We...

Military Use of Biometric Information Coming to the Police Near You

Starting with the US Special Forces more than two decades ago, continuing with Iraq and now Afghanistan, biometric samples have been collected which allow our military to pick out individuals in a crowd.  Much the same technology has been used throughout the United...