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Device-embedded Biometric Authentication

Device-embedded biometric authentication is a specialized use of biometric authentication methods to improve the security of endpoint devices, such as notebook PCs, smartphones and tablets, using capture devices (sensors) and biometric feature extraction and comparison software built into the device itself. Because such a mobile device is essentially personal to one user, the mode is typically a one-to-one comparison of a probe biometric sample against the user’s biometric reference stored on the device.


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