At the recent Airport Security Middle East 2010 summit, security officials citing the attempted terrorist attack on Detroit known as the Christmas Underwear Bomber illustrating a need for stronger security screening technology, according to a Gulf News article. Despite the fact that the terror attack cited failed, officials agreed that there will always be a threat of similar attacks if better technology isn’t created and put into effect.
European biometrics expert Max Snijder asserts that new technology utilizing various forms of biometrics is soon to be introduced that should help assuage the threats of similar terror attacks in the future.
Among such technologies are facial and iris identification systems used in conjunction with the manual photo identification methods used with passports. As well, other technology measures biometrics such as vein patterns in the hand or finger and hand geometry compared against a pre-registered sample.
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