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Unformatted text preview: 1 Lauren McCain Dr. Hendry CBIS 2205 September 26, 2005 Biometrics Biometrics is the technology of authenticating a persons identity by verifying a personal characteristic. Biometrics devices grant users access to programs, systems, or rooms by analyzing some biometric identifier (Schmidt 54-62). A biometric identifier is a physical or behavioral characteristic. Examples include fingerprints, facial features, hand geometry, voice patterns, signatures, and eye patterns. A biometric device translates a personal characteristic into a digital code that is compared with a digital code stored in the computer. If the digital code in the computer does not match the personal characteristics code, the computer denies access to the individual. The most widely used biometric device today is a fingerprint scanner. A fingerprint scanner captures curves and indentations of a fingerprint. With the cost of fingerprint scanners less than $100, experts believe this technology will become the home of users authentication...
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