Secure Military Computers With Biometrics
Secure Military Computers With Biometrics

Security experts at Mandiant Corp. in Arlington, VA are developing software to secure military computers with biometrics rather than user passwords.

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are awarding a $2.5 million contract to Mandiant for the second phase of the Active Authentication (AA) program, which seeks to expand biometrics research.

Biometrics refers to a collection of characteristics that can recognize humans through their physical or behavioral traits. A human processes information in a unique way, and when he interacts with computers, he leaves behind what DARPA scientists call a “cognitive fingerprint.”


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