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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.

Filed Under: biometrics, fingerprint, fingerprints, identification, passwords, pin, security, sensors
Companies: qualcomm, vkansee


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    John Fenderson (profile), 13 Mar 2015 @ 8:21am

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    Yes, from a security point of view, relying solely on fingerprints in foolish in the extreme. Of course, it's foolish in the extreme to rely on any single method of authentication anyway -- but if you're only going to use one, it shouldn't be fingerprints. Of all the authentication schemes out there, if you're going with single-factor authentication then strong passwords are still the best bet. By a lot.

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