Biometrics

  • (this page is part of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom, 2007 edition. Please do read that introduction to know more about the Guide, especially if you mean to comment this page. Thanks)

    You are a password. Always the same

    Originally, biometrics was that branch of science which performed statistical analysis of biological characteristics. Later on, the word started to indicate any technique for identifying people, with a computer, against unique physical characteristics like fingerprints, voice or retina. Sounds cool, uh? Almost too good to be true. In fact, it is too good to be true, unless it’s very well thought out and designed, something that could be still impossible to achieve.