Effective and Accurate Biometrics: Fingerprint vs. Finger Vein Biometric Security Systems

Access Control and Biometrics

Authentication (proving that a person is who they say they are), authorization (access permissions allowed to each individual) and accounting (tracking authentication, authorization and activities associated with each) are essential components of security.[1] Weaknesses in current authentication techniques have led to the evolution of new identification technologies in the form of biometrics. Prior to the use of biometrics, authentication methods included using what an individual knows (such as a password) or what an individual has (such as an identification card) as a means of authentication. Biometrics adds another, stronger dimension to security authen