Re: Politician’s fingerprint reproduced using photos of her hands

Note:  This comment comes from friend Steve Schear.  DLH]

From: Steven Schear <steven.schear@googlemail.com>
Date: December 31, 2014 at 00:17:59 EST
To: dewayne@warpspeed.com
Subject: Re: [Dewayne-Net] Politician’s fingerprint reproduced using photos of her hands

Biometrics are like usernames, you should be able to leave them in plain sight but they are stupidly used as passwords.
I suggest (as has Bruce Schneier for a decade), instead, fingerprints not be used for authentication.

Politician’s fingerprint reproduced using photos of her hands
At a Chaos Computer Club convention, hacker Starbug suggests notable people wear gloves.
By Megan Geuss
Dec 29 2014
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/politicians-fingerprint-reproduced-using-photos-of-her-hands/>

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