Author(s): Chien Le
In today's society, advances in technology have made life easier by providing us with higher levels of knowledge through the invention of different devices. However, each technological innovation harbors the potential of hidden threats to its users. One major threat is theft of private personal data and information. As digital data become more prevalent, users try to secure their information with highly encrypted passwords and ID cards. However, the misuse and theft of these security measures are also on the rise. T aking advantage of security flaws in ID cards result in cards being duplicated or counterfeited and being misused. This increasing battle with cyber security has led to the birth of biometric security systems. Outlining the main differences between the methods of biometric technology used to verify user identities will shed light on the advantages and disadvantages of personal data security systems.