Fingerprints can be reproduced from photos of your hands


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#2

great. another tool for the authorities to set you up for crimes you didn’t commit…


#3

Option 1: Stop pretending that biometrics are ‘authentication’ when they are, at best, identification.

Option 2: Come up with some flimflam about how this proof of concept was totally unrealistic. While doing so, draft the ‘Secure Biometrics Misuse Act’, making any similar actions, regardless of intent, a felony to commit, disseminate information about, or aid someone else in committing. Finish your hard day’s work by buying the biometric security solution with the shiniest tech demo.


#4

This makes them nearly perfectly unsuited to use as authentication tokens

Sounds like a good rule of thumb.


#5

This has implications for publishing one’s own project photos, where things are held in hands at close-up.


#6

I think we just need to move along to rectal scan, it’s the only way to be sure.


#7

And, according to US law, you can be compelled to use your fingerprints against your will. They are treated as keys; passwords and passcodes (thing in your mind rather than on your person) are treated with more respect. So, the convenience of fingerprint scanners over passcodes comes at a cost.


#8

Great idea - if your auth token gets compromised, just ask someone to tear you a new one!


#9

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