Recent Examples of biometric from the Web
Qualcomm came to the technology through an acquisition of government grade biometric technology company UltraScan.
After the Berlin Wall came down, CCC went on to expose a series of major security flaws in other electronic systems, including early cell phone encryption and biometric identification.
However, these same biometric data come with the risk of compromising players’ privacy and autonomy, as well as the confidentiality of their data.
JBLU -0.93% has launched a self-boarding trial in cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection using biometric and facial recognition technology, the airline announced late last month.
But there are potential concerns about using biometric data for identification.
From BGR All biometric unlock features, including fingerprints and the aforementioned facial recognition, have proved hackable in the past.
As USA Today notes, passengers using the biometric bag drop will scan their passports, and facial-recognition technology will then confirm their matching identity.
A user—or thief—could skip the biometric method and instead just enter (or guess) a PIN or a password.
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Medical Definition of biometric
1: of or relating to biometry the biometric analysis of infant mortality
2: utilizing biometrics biometric identification : identifying individuals based on the analysis or measurement of unique physical or behavioral characteristics Retina scanners are not the only example of biometric technology, which uses machines to identify people by their physical characteristics …—Discover, February 1990
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