Multimodal Biometrics and Voicepay

Biometric authentication is fascinating for the simple reason that you can do away with passwords and all the resultant hassles. Technology Review profiled an interesting company called Voicepay which promises to revolutionize payments by using your own voice to authenticate you. 2-factor authentication or using 2 methods of authenticating someone is considered to be relatively fool proof compared to single factor authentication (usually a userid/password).  Taking off from that idea, IEEE argues that we can combine multiple biometric methods to authenticate someone in a nearly foolproof manner. They’re calling it multi-modal biometrics.


  1. Anonymous said June 14, 2007, 9:23 am:

    Sukumar – Interesting information. It looks like the hackers are also spending time to outsmart this technology. Found an interesting article on how to hack biometrics.

  2. Anonymous said June 14, 2007, 10:17 am:

    Thanks Harish. Interesting find on the hacking of biometrics. This makes it all the more important to pursue a multimodal biometric authentic strategy.