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by Peter Moskos

December 7, 2009

Just Get New Fingers

The problems with security that used biometric data (like fingerprints) are 1) we have too much faith in it, and 2) it doesn't "fail" well.

If you lose your driver's license, you get a new one. What do you do if somebody steals your fingerprint?

Here's a case from Japan of fingerprint alteration.

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