Advantages and Drawbacks to Using Biometric Authentication

Contributed by Stuart Hall

As technology advances, so must the means of heightened information security. Corporate businesses, hospitals and your regular everyday people are relying more and more on technology for conducting business, transferring medical records, on-line banking and other everyday activities such as social medial. As the need for stronger information security arises new technology and means of authentication have been created. Multifactor authentication is a means of authenticating an individual using several different forms of authentication. Some use the term three-factor authentication. Three-factor authentication falls into these categories knowledge, possession, and inherence (Haughn, 2014). I consider this as something you know, something you have and something you are.

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