Biometrics is the technique of using unique, non-transferable, physical characteristics, such as fingerprints,
to gain entry for personal identification. This replaces pin codes and passwords, which can be forgotten, lost or stolen
Biometric IDs cannot be transferred.
Nearly everyone in the
world is born with a fingerprint that is unique; a separate and comprehensively
identifying attribute that sets us apart from the other 6.5 billon people that
inhabit this world. It is because of this fact that the fingerprint has proven
such a useful part of biometric security.
methods have been used in many commercial fingerprint matching systems.
This paper focuses on the process of banking transactions
using these fingerprints as a verification tool to grant the specific user the
authentication for his/her accounts. Besides the administrator or the specific
authorities, no other person can modify the fingerprint sample or copy it.
We also focus on the security aspects that may occur in
the event of any banking transactions. When
we consider about Security the distinct ways are Authentication, Authorization
and Access Control. Authentication is any process by which you verify that
someone is who they claim they are. Authorization is finding out if the person,
once identified, is permitted to have the resource.
Finally, access control is a much more general
way of talking about controlling access to a resource. Access can be granted or
denied based on the privileges granted to him. Protecting private and important
information such as the accessing of banking details is necessary for such an
Stored fingerprints are retained even in the event of complete
power failure or battery drain. These eliminates the need for keeping track of
keys or remembering a combination password, or PIN. It can only be opened when
an authorized user is present, since there are no keys or combinations to be
copied or stolen, or locks that can be picked.