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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Excellent article on the short-comings of biometric security

Three reasons why believing in biometric security creates a false sense of security:

1) a person's biometrics can't be kept secret and they can't be revoked
2) once a person's biometrics have been compromised, they will always be compromised
3) spoofing biometrics, particularly fingerprints is a legitimate threat (concerns about the statistical probability of false matches have been expressed by the National Academies of Science, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Justice, International Association for Identification, and more.)

Why biometrics don't work

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Old September 13th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's much easier to get a finger print from a person compared to having them tell you their password.
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Hmm, didn't I post about this earlier today?

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It is a fun tech to play with, but I wouldn't use it for security. Could be useful to keep your small child from accidentally making phone calls though..
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