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biometry

 [bi-om´ĕ-tre]
the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.

biometrics

(bī′ō-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.

bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
bi′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

biometrics

Informatics
Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.

Medspeak
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.

Molecular biology
The statistical study of biological events.

biometrics

Health informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.

biometrics

The statistical study of biological data.

biometry

or

biometrics

the analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.
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One of the ways to achieve this is to add extra factors of authentication to obtain what we call multi-factor authentication, which will be discussed in the next section.
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Commenting on the new research finding Khan said: "Use of multi-factor authentication techniques based on something you know (user ID and passwords), something you have (smartphone or smart card) and something you are (bio-metrics like fingerprint, voice and face) are secure ways of authenticating subjects and our invention uses these three factors for securing the information systems."
This enables enterprises and other organizations to quickly deploy and manage multi-factor authentication into Office 365 applications and other web-based services for more secure access control.
The bank said 'dynamic multi-factor authentication' on online and mobile banking platforms comes in the form of one-time pins (OTP).
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