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The answer depends a lot on your use case. Are you using a biometric to authenticate yourself to a remote HTTP server? Then if someone steals a binary representation of your biometric, they will be able to log in as you. This is why we like moving to 2-factor authentication instead of a single factor. An example would be something you are (your fingerprint, ...


Yes. You are looking specifically for Type 14 records here: NIST Special Publication 500-290 Rev1 (2013) a.k.a. ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 (Updated). The fingerprints themselves are stored as Wavelet Scalar Quantization images according to IAFIS-IC-0110 (V3.1) WSQ Gray-scale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification, October 4, 2010. For more information, ...

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