Fingerprint API Web
Fingerprint API web to add biometric authentication to their applications via the browser. Unlike traditional methods which require hardware, fingerprint API web combines well-established cloud technology with biometric recognition capabilities. This allows developers to securely authenticate users in minutes without the need for expensive and complex hardware, removing barriers to adoption of their applications.
Biometric authentication has been around for a while. IBM Thinkpads had a fingerprint scanner in 2003, and Apple introduced it on the iPhone 5S in 2013. However, biometric identification wasn’t easily available to web applications until recently. The latest web browsers include support for fingerprint and facial recognition.
Browser fingerprinting is a powerful tool for identifying users across websites, and it’s easy to collect a wide variety of information from your browser. These data points can be used to build a profile of your users, and this information is valuable for marketers.
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Many of the details that can be used to identify a user are collected from browser activity, including geolocation, screen resolution, and other device details. This information is a rich source of entropy for fingerprinting, and it can be used to identify a user even when they are using incognito or private browsing modes.
To mitigate the sensitivity of fingerprinting, the information is typically run through a hash function. This transforms arbitrary data into fixed-sized values, making it easier to log and analyze. In addition, the information is paired with a secret key, which makes it impossible to reconstruct the original data from only the hash.