At Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburg campus is the CyLab where much of the future of biometric technology is being developed by researchers and their students, according to a Newsweek article. Despite the giant leaps forward in technology being developed every day at the lab, the scientists are perturbed by the lack of adoption by consumers for general security purposes.
Much of that lack of adoption is thought to be due to the still existent disparity between reliability and cost where an affordable fingerprint scanner can be easily fooled and a foolproof iris scanner is too costly.
However, many of the projects the researchers at the CyLab work on aren’t for consumers, but rather the government, where much of their funding originates. Despite this, the lab has many professors and researchers chomping at the bit to get passwords out of the daily lives of consumers and replaced with something more secure and better suited for the way our brains are wired.
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