Into the unknown


Biometrics sounds sophisticated - sexy even. It has stirred the public imagination in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission Impossible and Minority Report. Real-life financial criminals seldom use human eyeballs to fool biometric security - and a retinal scanner is not standard on most sunglasses - but biometric technologies do have a growing role in the financial security industry.

However, aside from physical applications such as entry to restricted areas and 'soft' biometrics such as the use

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