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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    Bri (profile), 12 Mar 2015 @ 5:25pm

    My doctors office now does hand scans, where it looks at your veins to match you to your records. It's pretty nifty. Also makes me wonder how hard it would be to trick the system.

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