• Fake Fingers, Stolen Prints, and other Popular Biometric Myths.

    November 15, 2018 Paige

    As the old saying goes, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but sometimes the truth is already pretty strange. Being able to identify someone in seconds using only their eyes or fingertips seems far-fetched, so it’s no surprise that biometrics would be mired in misinformation and misunderstanding.     Myth 1: You can easily alter,…

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  • Biometric Blitz: The Expanding Applications of Identification

    September 17, 2018 Paige

        The future is officially here – you can now buy a burger with your face. Since 2017, International fast food chain Caliburger has been testing new, fully automated ordering kiosks that use facial recognition to remember customer’s payment information and order history, all with just a look. Such an advancement sounds astonishing, or…

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  • Who You Say You Are: The Importance of Release Verification

    August 9, 2018 Paige

        In an age of facial recognition, fingerprinting, and iris scanning, it’s easier than ever to know who is who. Famous cases of mistaken identity, like the 1903 case of Will and William West, two unrelated men whose identical measurements nearly got both of them life sentences, are becoming fewer and farther between. However,…

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  • Eyes on the Prize: Iris Scanning Explained

    July 16, 2018 Paige

        Iris scanners have long been a staple of super spy block busters and Hollywood heists. In the movies iris scanners are exceptionally high tech affairs, almost as expensive as the riches they’re designed to protect, relying on sweeping lasers and holographic overlays to thwart plucky thieves and rogue agents alike. In reality, iris…

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