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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Comments (3)

Related?

It is the same technology and product.

Weird. Seems like card + PIN would be a more practical overall approach. If you really really need a true biometric 'nobody can steal it' two-factor system you can probably justify the cost of fingerprint readers at the door.

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