The bad thing is that these apps are already out there. Wasn't there an app that used a closed source ai to morph your face? Do you really know what they were doing with the data?
Yes. Also making rudimentary copies of people's fingerprints is easier than people think. Even years ago the CCC fooled some fingerprint readers by taking a photo of a drinking glass someone touched and basically made a fake fingerprint from it using a printer, projection foil and glue.
Yes, Sometimes I mix them up as well but I think it is important to differentiate between these three.
Okay, since i talked about it with a friend today:
Please remember that biometrics are never a password. They are a username at best. One key element of a passwort is, that you are able to change it after it got compromised. You can not change your biometrics. Biometrics can be used to quickly establish an identity which then needs to be confirmed by a password or another form of authentication.
@sotolf Yeah, but sometimes these small things are easy to overlook/forget. So thanks for reminding me. :)
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@berkes But then they have to explain to management why they aren't using the cool <hypetech> everyone around them is using. I totally agree with your argument though.
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