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Beating biometrics: Why biometric authentication alone is not a panacea

June 24, 2019

As we witness the accelerating use of biometrics throughout our lives, we must pause to consider the risks and ramifications of doing so as technological advancements make it increasingly easy to mimic, manipulate and manufacture biometry. As the world becomes more reliant on biometric authentication, it’s vital that we understand how it’s being threatened, what happens when it’s compromised and what we can do to prevent a biometric dystopia.

Biometrics are under threat from a confluence of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), 3D printing, graphics, and advanced optics and sensors. These technologies threaten to undermine the very integrity of biometrics.

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