(1) A tool that combines two or more files into a single file, usually for the purpose of hiding one of them. Commonly associated with Trojan horses, where the Trojan is bound to a real file, such as a text file that opens with Notepad or other program. The users believe they are opening a safe file, and that is what appears on the screen, but at the same time the file is running, the Trojan is also running, usually undetected by the user.
(2) Same as linker.
In biometrics it is the term used to describe the examination or classification of biometric data to improve a biometric engine’sidentification matching rate.
Slang term used to mean identification based on biometrics. May also be called bio-identification.
The application of computer technology to the management of biological information. Specifically, it is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms to facilitate and expedite biological research. Bioinformatics is being used largely in the field of human genome research by the Human Genome Project that has been determining the sequence of the entire human […]
- Biometric Accuracy
A general term used to describe how accurate a biometric system performs. Biometric accuracy is based on several verifying criteria including the identification rate, error rate, false acceptance rate, false alarm rate, and additional biometric system standards.
- biometric characteristic
Any distinguishing characteristics of an individual that can be measured and extracted from a biometric sample for the purpose of biometric identification. Biometric characteristics may include a fingerprint, signature, voice pattern, ear form, DNA or other distinguishing characteristic. See “Defend Yourself Against Identity Theft” in the “Did You Know…” section of