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Biometrics for Network Security by Paul Reid

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Chapter 5. Finger Biometric Technologies

Fingerprint biometrics are the most widely used and accepted of all the biometrics. Since the fingerprint has been used as a form of identification for a long time, it has both acceptance and fear. People accept in general that fingerprints are unique and can be used to identify someone. This trust comes from governmental and law enforcement use of fingerprints. At the same time, their use of the fingerprint also causes fear about its use. Some individuals involved with fingerprint authentication for network access have expressed the feeling that using their fingerprint for authentication makes them feel like a criminal. This feeling can lead to fear of the use of fingerprint biometrics. As explained in ...

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