Young people 'ready to ditch passwords for biometric security'

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Minimalist, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...o-ditch-passwords-for-biometric-security.html
     
  2. blaker

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    These young people have no idea of how nasty reality is and why that is so stupid. There should be school classes that educate young people about security, privacy and real life dangers. Or at least a popular website on the topic.
     
  3. Wroll

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    Sorry, but I disagree. Sure, it's scary when you hear about them and what bad people could do with them, but I rather have technology easing people's life and people fighting the bad guys, than ancient slow technology. It's the same with people complaining about roots/automation replacing human people. You don't fight to have a shitty work, you fight for a better living, even if that means to sit on your butt all day and robots doing all the things for you.
     
  4. Veeshush

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    I think they're basing their judgment on how tv shows and movies depict them.
     
  5. TairikuOkami

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    All 3 methods have already proved to be unsecure. I would prefer a blockable RFID chip, but only if it would also support card payments and additional features.
     
  6. noone_particular

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    How was it that Data put it on Star Trek TNG?
    I assume that your palm will activate the door, whether you are conscious or not.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Hmmm ... a story in the Telegraph: Truth or Pork Pie? I wonder ... ;)
     
  9. Veeshush

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    I take back my previous comment- they're not watching the right stuff to see the issues.

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    In all seriousness, some of that stuff turned out to not be warnings but foreshadowing of things to come.
     
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  10. Keatah

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    There are two easy ways around facial recognition as it now stands.
     
  11. driekus

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    There is also the issue of police search (eg iphone). Forcing you to provide finger would not require a warrant as compelling you to type a password in would. You can always develop selective memory as well ;)
     
  12. noone_particular

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    I can only imagine what a zero day in the software that controls the bio device would enable one to do.
     
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