Modern devices require better security mechanisms than traditional devices and this means that the authentication methods that are being on modern devices are more advanced than their older counterparts. Modern devices have been known to come with authentication hardware integrated into them and this makes it possible to make out the legitimate users that are authenticated into the system from any other person that is trying to access the device information without the proper authentication mechanisms. In this outline, we look into the different authentication mechanisms that are being used on modern devices to identify who is trying to access the information and applications on the device and who it not allowed onto the system.
The first authentication method is retina scans which make use of the eye as a method of verifying who the person trying to access the device is. The person gets a picture of their face taken and the eye scanned by use of an artificial intelligence algorithm which looks at the patterns which are unique to the user’s eye. This is then compared to what is currently inside the database and if there is a match, the device opens up. However, the person will not be able to gain access into the device if they are not genuine or legitimate user.
Facial scans are also used as a means of knowing who the owner of the device is genuinely and who is not. Making a scan of a face whenever the user lifts their device to look at it will also make it much easier to allow access to a genuine user without requiring much input from them. However, any user whose face does not resemble the owner of the device will not get allowed into the device and will be locked out of the device.
In addition to retinal and facial scans, there is the use of voice recognition to restrict access into a modern device. Simply speaking up your name to get allowed into the system makes it possible to actually verify that you are the legitimate owner of the device and the voice signature will be easily recognized. The user that speaks the correct password or code into the device will get to open up the device and gain access to it while someone that is simply talking gibberish into the device will not have a chance of getting allowed into the device.
Thumbprints are also being used for modern systems and the devices have a thumbprint scanner that looks at the thumb patter of the user and this is what determines whether they can gain access to the device or not. These mechanisms make use of particular biometrical features of the device owners to allow them to unlock and lock their devices. This makes it possible to have safer devices lying around without getting pried into by other users who do not have the necessary biometric features to access the information system. As a result, modern devices are much easier to keep safe and control who opens them and who isn’t allowed into them.