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Containing info such as iris scans, fingerprints and facial images, the smartcard is the product of researchers of
A smartcard, chip card or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. It is made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes polyethylene terephthalate-based polyesters, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or polycarbonate.
Smartcards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing.
Biometrics means a method of verifying an individual's identity based on measurement of the individual's physical features or repeatable actions where features and actions are both unique to that individual and measurable.
Such security devices authenticate a person's identity on the basis of physical characteristics, such as a fingerprint, iris scan or voice pattern.
The technology has applications in biometric face recognition systems at airports, passports, national identity cards, drivers' licenses and automatic voting systems.
Business and consumer use of the Internet is reliant upon verification of a user's identity. Email, banking, research and other types of computer use, both offline and online, require complex passwords to access content securely, which has led to a proliferation of passwords that is overwhelming to manage.
Biometric authentication processes were created to eliminate the need to remember a multitude of passwords.
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