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Passive biometrics

Passive biometrics

Passive biometrics definition

Passive biometrics recognizes people by their natural behaviors. For example, typing style or walking rhythm. It quietly authenticates identity in the background without interrupting the user. Using unique personal traits allow this tool to prevent unauthorized access.

See also: biometric authentication, biometric security

Use cases of passive biometrics

  1. Smartphone security. Smartphones use passive biometrics to identify users by their touch patterns. It’s and effortless security improvement.
  2. Online banking. Banks implement passive biometrics to verify customers during online transactions. It helps prevent fraud by recognizing unique user behaviors.
  3. Healthcare access. Passive biometrics such as facial recognition restrict access to sensitive areas in hospitals. Only authorized staff get a secure entry.
  4. E-commerce safety. Online stores employ passive biometrics to detect unusual shopping patterns and possible threats.
  5. Smart home systems. They use biometrics like voice recognition for secure access, improving home security.

Further reading

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