5 biometric alternatives to the password

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Interesting how almost anything could be used for identification. For me there are two open questions: 1. how accurate those methods are and 2. how can one change identification if it gets stolen or compromised?

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    If it were limited to accounts in which I can't help but identify myself, like finances or many forms of shopping, I'd be okay with it. In theory, it could enhance security.

    But my concern is that if it becomes widespread, every other service, including ones for which I DON'T want to be identified, will use it. Sure, some sites like private bittorrent trackers and "underground" email services will be sympathetic to the need for privacy and they won't use it. But Facebook, Twitter, Google? They'll be all over it, and this could make it even easier to track you across multiple sites.
     
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    Interesting point about FB, Twitt, Goog, etc... I am noticing more and more sites allowing you to create an instant account via FB, and Twitt. Social networking sites are actually becoming attached to your identity so maybe biometric data will need to come along with these eventually.
    I agree that biometric sign in is a problem because you can't change your biometrics and, eventually, identity thieves will figure out how to get your biometric signatures. How would you fix your credit history then?

    Your honor, it wasn't me that bought that stuff on the internet!
    Well sir, the prosecuting attorney has shown that it was your fingerprint, voice print and retina scan that was used to complete the transaction. Guilty!
     
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