Testing Zwipe Fingerprint Card

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 23, 2015

By embedding a fingerprint reader into an access control card, Zwipe claims it can increase security without requiring facilities to new / expensive fingerprint readers.

 

In this test, we put the card through its paces to see how it compares to typical multifactor biometric credentials.

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