As defined in Computer Security Basics by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.
morphological characteristics to provide positive personal identification.
handprints, and retina patterns. Systems that are close to biometrics but are
not classified as such are behavioral systems such as voice, signature and
device, the less willing people will be to accept it. Retina pattern devices
are the most reliable but most people hate the idea of a laser shooting into
their eye. Yet something such as monitoring keystroke patters people don’t mind,
but it’s not nearly as effective.
Biometric verification is forecast to be a multibillion dollar market in
this decade. There is no doubt that financial credit and debit cards are going
to be the biggest part of the biometric market. There are also many
for rapid transit through immigration and customs in Holland, and now at JFK and
one employee from “punching in” for some one else, or to prevent someone from
opening up an account at a bank using a false name. Then there is also the
of other areas.
The Sentry program made by Fingerprint Technologies uses several devices
at once. The system first prompts for a user name and password. Then they must
to enter. The system also keeps on record three of the individuals finger
patterns incase one of the others is injured.
Biometrics is still relatively new to most people and will remain
expensive to purchase good equipment until it becomes more popular and the
technology gets better. And as people become more aware of how the systems work
they will become more accepting of the more secure systems and not shy away from
eyes, voice, keystroke, and signature of everyone.