What is biometrics? Think of unique markers, or "...metrics related to human characteristics," as Wikipedia says, that are used by computer systems to identify, secure and grant (or not grant) access to information and data. These features are also what is driving Internet of Things or IoT device to help keep you safe.
Today, more manufacturers of connected devices are looking at using biometrics for security reasons. They are using these new technologies to help protect your devices from hackers. To help you learn about the leading biometrics used today, GearBrain has created a unique slideshow below. if you would like more in-depth information on biometrics, visit our article, Ditch The Password: Your Fingerprint Is About To Control Your Life
Voice activation is starting to appear more and more in the IoT world. Our voices can be used to identify us very easily but keep in mind speech authentication is not the same as speech recognition. The former uses a "voice print" created for the use of secure authentication while the latter simply allows a device to understand its user's commands – think Cortana or Siri. Here are GearBrain, we believe voice is the new app and you can learn more about it from our article, Voice Is The New App. You can also learn more on biometrics from our article, Ditch The Password: Your Fingerprint Is About To Control Your Life..