Biometrics refers to the measurement and use of your unique body characteristics (e.g. fingerprints, retinas, facial structure, speech, or vein patterns). For example, you can use your fingerprint as a form of authentication to unlock your mobile device. If using your biometrics for authentication, we recommend using them with a password or PIN for an added layer of protection (i.e. multi-factor authentication). Biometrics come with advantages and disadvantages, as well as security vulnerabilities that are outlined in this document.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Communications Security Establishment Canada
- Publisher - Organization Section Name: Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS)
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