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Zhao 1 Suzy Zhao Mr. Ortiz Information Systems 101 October 13, 2005 Biometrics Biometrics is the technology of authenticating a person’s identity by verifying a personal characteristic. Biometric 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 pattern. A biometric Device translates a personal characteristic into digital code that compared with a digital code stored in the computer. If the digital code in the computer does not match the Personal characteristic’s 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 user’s authentication
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course COMS 103 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '06 term at Iowa State.

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