Today, we’re going to talk about something that affects all of us, thanks to the government’s insistence on Aadhaar. We are talking of biometric authentication, or the use of fingerprints, iris scans, voice recognition and so on, to secure your data. We will be looking at how this works and if there are security risks involved in biometrics. Fingerprints have been used as ID for centuries! People still sign cheques and documents using fingerprints, and many of us have fingerprint scanners installed in office entrances. Plus, we use fingerprint to my phone.So, what has changed now to make fingerprints so newsworthy?
Using a debit or credit card or any kind of plastic money comes with its set of risks. In fact, stealing credit card data was the first big trend in the history of cyber-attacks. We’ve come a long way since then and built solid defense systems. But with e-commerce taking off in a big way in the past few years, usage of credit and debit cards to make online transactions has grown sharply. This exposes us to a new level of risks and threats, which is only increasing as more and more people go cashless. It’s time we examined them with the people who know all about this and get a wider perspective.