Applications expand for biometrics

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"Current security methods are no longer effective as they were," Bach said. "First of all, you’ve got knowledge-based authentication. Historically, it was true that only people had some private information that only they knew and therefore you could use that to authenticate them, but that’s no longer true, not because of what businesses did but because society changed. We’ve got LinkedIn and Facebook and other types of social media, as well as databases that have been breached that criminals have access to."

We’ve come a long way from the days of biometrics being viewed as a technology used by futuristic, Orwellian societies in movies to something that’s tangible and helping stop data thieves in their tracks in the present. If this new solution is any indication, the uses for biometrics are expanding and the technology is becoming a more viable option for security.