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Biometric Security for Cell Phones

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  • Adrian POCOVNICU

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Cell phones are already prime targets for theft. The increasing functionality of cell phones is making them even more attractive. With the increase of cell phone functionality including personal digital assistance, banking, e-commerce, remote work, internet access and entertainment, more and more confidential data is stored on these devices. What is protecting this confidential data stored on cell phones? Studies have shown that even though most of the cell phone users are aware of the PIN security feature more than 50% of them are not using it either because of the lack of confidence in it or because of the inconvenience. A large majority of those users believes that an alternative approach to security would be a good idea.

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  • Adrian POCOVNICU, 2009. "Biometric Security for Cell Phones," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(1), pages 57-63.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:13:y:2009:i:1:p:57-63
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