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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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pdf) misconceptions about passwords , such as believing that adding a digit or exclamation point to the end of their password will make it much stronger.
Ultimately, a lengthier password can give you better protection to lower the probability of your password being decoded.
Build your password phrase from a proper noun: Because passwords for most websites require a capital letter, choose a proper noun you can remember, such as the name of a pet, and then add a couple of memorable words that describe their looks, habits or personality.
The Backup button should now appear at the bottom left of the Change Password box.
When the authorized users want to change the information in the allowable cells, they simply double-click on those cells, bringing up the Unlock Range box (see exhibit 13, at right), and enter the password they were given.
Length Password - Length is closely associated with composition when it comes to evaluating protection against an exhaustive attack.
Access Smart's Power LogOn password management system, through the use of smartcard technology, allows users to generate effective passwords like "emFO%39iL5Nc305,9Z/4S6d" which is considered the strongest type of password.
If a user's email or name is in a breach and that information can be tied to another one of their accounts that shares the same password, that account can also be hacked despite not directly being involved in the leak.
A file-level password is one that must be provided before a user can open an individual file.
Raising the Security Bar: Cloakware's Contribution to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002" Addresses Compliance Processes for Elevated Password Management