DailyDirt: Passwords? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Passwords

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Fingerprint-based biometric security systems are everywhere now, but there are some well-known problems with using your fingerprints instead of a password. First off, you unconsciously leave copies of your fingerprints just about everywhere you go. Still, fingerprint sensors seem to be getting better and better. I'll stick to my 4-digit PIN for now, though, thanks, but if you like using your finger for your digital locks, check out these links. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: biometrics, fingerprint, fingerprints, identification, passwords, pin, security, sensors
Companies: qualcomm, vkansee

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  1. icon
    fairuse (profile), 12 Mar 2015 @ 8:06pm

    This Happened, in another universe, DNA ID [video]

    ACT I.
    We are pretty good at making Science Fiction into Science.

    ACT II.
    People don't care how a thing does magic as long as it doesn't interfere with their goal - open car door, start car, tell the residence to go lock down, buy food.

    The leader of the [ ] makes 1 system and declares it mandatory. This system spans networks all cities and is the only way to do any task; even buy coffee.

    METHOD: place finger on device. The device compares DNA sample to data on file. You are a match = 1? Good. There is no invalid compare = 0. Mismatch = Infinity? Infinity means you are a clone or worse; from the future.

    This brings us to a VFX short film because the film has every horror you can relate to. Count the topics: hint we are trying to find the 1 solution now. It is fun to see all the security vs safety, commerce tracking, locks and passwords are DNA ID and the police have 100% of the data, the access, you are instantly guilty, go to jail, do not collect (..)

    -- The director's youtube accnt

    -- If the site boss wants embed ...

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