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You Can’t Change Your Fingerprints, But Do You Need To?


The Evolution of Biometric- and Password-Based Authentication Security

June and September 2019
David Kalat
Pratt's Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

In a two-part article, David Kalat writes about potential risks and benefits of password- and biometric-based information security.

In part 1, Mr. Kalat discusses topics including the five components of AAA security, the origin of password insecurity, and the history of encryption.

In part 2, Mr. Kalat covers the Bertillon System, feature transformations, and biometric identification, security, and cryptography.

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