Biometrics by Maria Birmingham

Biometrics ― the science of using the body to identify a person ― is everywhere, not just in science fiction, but in everyday life. Today, biometrics is on the cutting edge of security. It’s used for access into banks and airports, as well as to keep money and personal information safe. Methods like fingerprinting and retinal scanning might be more familiar, but biometrics can also identify people based on ear shape, scent, vein pattern, and much more.

This book explores nine biometrics in detail, explaining how each works, where it’s used, its pros and cons, and how it compares to other techniques. It also discusses privacy, security, why we need methods of identification, and touches on biometrics of the future. (From

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by nate gtes on Red Cedar Book Awards

When I picked this book out I did not know what bio-metrics was but now I do and i'm glad I do.

by Jaina GT on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book was..... not so great and kind of boring. The illustrations were good, but not enough. This was an ok-ish book. Three stars.

by Berlin on Red Cedar Book Awards

This is a really interesting book! I liked it because it was a smooth read. At first I didn't know what biometrics were but now I even know certain types! I would recommend it!

by Serena on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book was REALLY BORING and had way to much information and repeated itself way to much. It didn't make reading information fun at all.

by isla on Red Cedar Book Awards

it was a ok book it was a little bit boring. When I first read it it was boring. but you get more in to the book its not as boring.

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