(DQ1) Will biometric authentication methods be useful in the future? What kind of attacks could be mounted in practice?
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Will biometric authentication methods be useful in the future? What kind of attacks could be mounted in practice?
We can authenticate an identity in three ways: by something the user knows (such as a password or personal identification number), something the user has (a security token or smart card) or something the user is (a physical characteristic, such as a fingerprint, called a biometric)
Passwords are cheaper but least secured. Also managing multiple passwords for different systems are a tough and complex.
Biometrics is the automated method of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. Biometric technologies are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solutions. (globalsecurity, ...
This explains the benefit of biometric authentication methods