Biometrics' answer to identity verification

The million dollar question: How secure is fingerprint authentication? Despite the growing commercial adoption of biometrics as a standard for identity authentication, there are still security and privacy issues because even though biometric data might be unique to a person, the systems that surround it are not infallible.

Those that have implemented the technology, however, emphasize there is little cause for worry.

According to M.N. Rangaraj, senior country operations officer of Citibank Singapore, the Pay By Touch fingerprint authentication system that the bank uses does not capture images of the fingerprint. Citibank launched in November the world's first biometric cardless payment service for credit card transactions. ZDNet India > News > security > Biometrics' answer to identity verification

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