Kurt Seifried, [email protected], Copyright Kurt Seifried 2001



Biometrics have garnered increasing attention and backing in the last few years. We are promised a utopian existence: never again will you forget your password or need to remember your access card to get into the building. Unfortunately, it isn't quite this simple. While biometrics will be a significant portion of any authentication or identification in the future, they cannot replace many existing security systems without significant disadvantages. Using biometrics in conjunction with other proven security methods can result in a stronger solution; but using biometrics on their own is a very bad idea, for numerous reasons.



Last updated 4/10/2001

Copyright Kurt Seifried 2001