It’s not hard to forge a signature. Forging a fingerprint, on the other hand, is a real mean feat. That’s what makes Biometrics as a form of security, so strong: they are linked to people’s unique physical characteristics.
While the earliest accounts of biometrics date back as far as 500BC, the first record of a biometric identification system was in the 1800s. A Parisian, Alphonse Bertillon, invented a method of specific body measurements to classify and compare criminals. Today, we use biometrics to unlock our phones, be it through fingerprint or face recognition – but this is just the beginning. Eventually, biometric technology will be used to recognise our reactions such as heart rate increases and pupil dilation.