Lexicon

Biometrics

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EN The BIO part is a giveaway really. Biometrics is the art of registering physical aspects of people, analysing and storing them correctly and using them afterwards to identify and authenticate. How about an example: in sci-fi action movies by the 3rd quarter of the film the 2 good heroes (probably girl and boy) are trying to enter a super secured vault in a scary lab on a hostile planet to retrieve the anti-serum, or blueprint of a weapon or a very important button, that will change the fate of the earth. Well... to enter the last door they have to open it with an iris-scan and fingerprint lock. So the door only opens when the exact bio-info of the super villain is presented. That, my friends, is an example of biometrics! There are, of course, ways around this, like Face-Off. But they are not too likely to come across on a daily basis. So it's fair to say that this could be a domain that increases our safety online, if the data is stored safely obviously. #blockchaintotherescue


NL Het bio-deeltje van het woord zegt het al zelf eigenlijk. Biometrie is de kunst van vastleggen van fysieke aspecten van mensen, deze te analyseren, ze correct te bewaren en ze nadien te gebruiken om te identificeren en te authenticeren. Een voorbeeldje: Zo ongeveer in het derde kwart van bijna elke zichzelf respecterende sciencefictionfilm proberen de twee helden van het verhaal (die uiteindelijk een koppel worden) een superdeluxe beveiligde kluis te kraken in een eng laboratorium op een vijandige planeet. Ze moeten het antiserum of blueprint of wapen of whatever vinden om wereld te kunnen redden van de totale ondergang. De laatste deur moeten ze openen met - tromgeroffel- een irisscan en een vingerafdruklezer. De deur opent dus enkel en alleen wanneer ze de exacte bio-info van de schurk van dienst kunnen matchen. Dat, beste vrienden, is biometrie. Er zijn uiteraard nog achterpoortjes, zoals in Face-Off. Maar die zijn nu ook weer niet enorm gemakkelijk te vinden op dagelijkse basis. We mogen dus gerust zeggen dat dit een domein kan zijn dat onze online beveiliging stevig kan versterken, als alle data ook veilig bewaard wordt uiteraard. #blockchaintotherescue

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