Can facial recognition be used to steal your identity?
"This is not possible in Almas systems, as the data is encrypted right there in the scanner, so there is no point of interception possible".
While the advantage of biometrics for identification such as facial or fingerprint is clear, it’s completely understandable that people are concerned about the security of this information.
Last year, the BBC reported that a biometric security company was successfully hacked by cyber-security researchers. The ethical hackers had been able to convert around half a dozen samples of data using the company’s software to recreate visible fingerprint patterns. This is not possible in Almas systems, as the data is encrypted right there in the scanner, so there is no point of interception possible.
Similarly using our fingerprint or facial recognition scanners, at no point is an image of your fingerprint retained other than in the enrolment process. Focussing on the minutiae of your finger or unique points on your face, this scan is used to create a digital, mathematical, biometric template, which is then securely encrypted. While the template can verify that you are who you say you are, it cannot be used to recreate your fingerprint or face scan in any form.
If you are looking for a safe, secure, and efficient way to protect your premises, biometrics are one of the best options. We’ve been working with biometrics for years including fingerprint and facial access control. Secure your business with effective security solutions today.
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