If you’ve watched any films or television over the last 30 years you should be fairly familiar with the concept of biometrics. Fingerprint and retinal scanners have been a popular plot device in spy dramas and science fiction epics for decades. But it’s not all Hollywood make-believe. Biometric identification is very real, and many see it as the ultimate security solution. Fingerprint scanners are already becoming a standard feature on many smartphones and laptops; and banks and retailers are beginning to incorporate bio-tech into their online services, allowing customers to authorize transactions with the swipe of a will biometrics really replace the character based password, and is it truly as safe and secure as proponents claim?The Current State of Biometric…
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