Biometrics. What is BIOMETRICS?. How does Biometrics Work? What are the different types of Biometrics? Who uses Biometrics and why? What are the moral, ethical, and legal aspects? What are the benefits and disadvantages of Biometrics?.
In information technology, biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics, such as DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns and hand measurements, for authentication purposes.
Biometric devices, such as fingerscanners, consist of:
A reader or scanning device
Software that converts the scanned information into digital form and compares match points
A database that stores the biometric data for comparison