Biometric Identification

Using Our Bodies As ID: Should We Be Worried?

David Emm | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

Biometric markers are ideal for use as identifiers because they are unique and unchanging over time. But that also makes them very vulnerable. If these identifiers are compromised, the potential consequences for victims in terms of loss of privacy and security are severe. If my password is compromised I can change it, but I'm stuck with my fingerprints, eyes and other physical characteristics.

How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

Fingerprints Point to the Future of Healthcare

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Tech
Elizabeth Dzeng

Health workers in developing countries face challenges that are often taken for granted in the developed world, but new technologies have the potential to become leap frog solutions that address such barriers.

Schools Putting Pupils' Personal Data At Risk

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could be putting pupils' personal data at risk by failing to store it securely, according to new research. The study suggests that schools ...