Bio-metrics is a technology used to identify, analyze, and measure an individual’s physical and behavioral characteristics.
Each human being is unique in terms of characteristics, which make him or her different from all other. The physical attributes such as finger prints, color or iris, hand geometry and behavioral characteristics such as tone and accent of speech, signature, or the way of typing keys of computer keyboard etc. make a person stand separate form the rest.
This uniqueness of a person is then used by the biometric system to :—
- Identify and verify a person
- Authenticate a person to give appropriate rights of system operations.
- Keep the system safe from unethical hacking
A bio-metric system is a technology which takes an individual’s physiological behavioral or both traits as input, analyzes it, and identifies the individual as a genuine or malicious user.