“Recognizing the fact usernames passwords are the weakest link in an organizationâs security system because username and password are shareable, and most passwords and usernames are vulnerable and ready to be cracked with a variety of methods using adopting a record number of devices and platforms connected to the Internet of Things daily and at an alarming rate.
Provide the all-inclusive and systematic narratives of the impact of physical biometric operations on the current and future generation.
An Integrated Approach of Physical Biometric Authentication System
Per Fennelly (2017), every human being is created differently with physical and behavioral traits that are unique; and everyoneâs fingerprints, iris, facial feature and body types are entirely different from one another. The effective and efficient use of biometric technology will play a key role in automating a new method of identifying living person based on individual physiological and behavioral characteristics. Protecting sensitive information from vulnerable access by unauthorized users is paramount in our digital world and attempting to identify and mitigating such operation is becoming very challenging and troubling to the entire human society.
Biometric authentication-based identity is playing a vital role in security operations. Traditional authentication approach used to identity logon, logout, username, passwords are no longer enough to battle the identity and security crisis. Physical Biometric processes often allow the authentication of an individual personal data to be stored in a document format for future references. The comparison is often used to determine whether the biometric characteristics of individual match the previously information recorded in the document. Physical biometric systems have proven to be very effective in verification and identification processes.
Physical biometric identification and recognition processes are classified in three groupings including acquisition, feature extraction and comparison. Traditionally, biometric characteristics are acquired through measurements, such as a camera, microphone, fingerprint scanner, gathering of specific characteristics and creation of digital representation, photograph, a voice recording and scanned fingerprint. Most naturally significant areas supporting physical biometric process include corners of the eyes, mouth, nose, chin and likely to be identified by human inspection and through an automated biometric process.
Biometric Access Control is a security system used to provides conditional access after scanning for unique physical characteristics including installing Biometric Access at ATMâs and other public facilities to safeguard financial data. Indeed, when faces, fingers, irises and veins are scanned such data are converted into digital format and a complex algorithm is used to make a match. Such physical biometric processes appear to certify as foolproof with no chance of being misused and often confirm homeowners, financial institutions, public and private organization. Technology infiltrating has rearranged every facet of modern living and the global society has become progressively digitized, protective of confidential information, such as username and password. Prior to biometric operations, username and password were enough to provide adequate security to organizationâs data security data. Today, in our modern age, username, password and keys are becoming increasingly feeble and appealing to sophisticated criminals.
Undoubtedly, passwords are the weakest link in an organizationâs security system because username and password are shareable, and most passwords and usernames are vulnerable and ready to be cracked with a variety of methods. Physical biometrics continue to remain very concerned with a record number of devices and platforms connected to the Internet of Things daily and at an alarming rate. Recognizing the magnitude of the plethora of devices such as smartphones, tablets, sensors, cloud-based services and more sending and receiving information continuously, time has come to keep vital data out of the hands of high-tech criminals and unauthorized users. It is worth noting that username and passwords are unwieldy because even authorized officials use the same username and password on multiple devices and create ample opportunities for perpetrators to avail themselves with and accepting the fact that human error are inevitable.