Theft-proof biometrics

At last, there is a biometric authentication technique that cannot be stolen. Or, well, it can, but at least it won't work any longer. Drs. Philip M. Rodwell and Steven M. Furnell recently published "A non-intrusive biometric authentication mechanism utilising physiological characteristics of the human head" in Computers and Security (vol. 26, pp. 468-478). The technique, drawn from Dr. Rodwell's research, involves measuring the resonance of human speech as modulated by the geometry of the head it originates in. In other words, while pure voice recognition involves measuring things like cadence, volume, and pitch; and can be capture by high-definition … Continue reading Theft-proof biometrics