Re: Biometrics (was Re: [fw-wiz] Username password VS hardware token plus PIN)

From: ArkanoiD (ark_at_eltex.net)
Date: 04/15/05

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    To: Aaron Smith <smitha@byui.edu>
    Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:07:07 +0400
    
    

    I think the proper authentication system should include bogus key you
    may provide if you are forced to; it should work as expected for a while
    silently turning all remote alarm systems on; and then suddenly stop anyways.

    On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 08:25:46AM -0600, Aaron Smith wrote:
    > On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 00:02 +0530, Devdas Bhagat wrote:
    > > > The implementation doesn't matter if the attacker set believes that they
    > > > can breach the system. For instance, if a rumor starts that iris scanners
    > > > in ATMs open up if you pop out an eyeball and hold it on the end of a pen,
    > > > there will be a bunch of one-eyed victims running around _even if the
    > > > premise is untrue_.
    > >
    > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4396831.stm
    > >
    > > Anyone feel like continuing to use or recommend biometrics?
    > >
    > > I would *much* rather be safe.
    > >
    > > Devdas Bhagat
    > > _______________________________________________
    >
    > All I can say is that my life is worth much more than a car. Forget the
    > complicated, high-tech protection mechanism--if somebody is willing to
    > kill or maim me to steal my car, I'll happily open it and give them the
    > keys. I'd rather have a good insurance policy than biometric protection
    > on something like that.
    >
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    > @@ron Smith <smitha@byui.edu>
    > Network Operations
    > Brigham Young University Idaho
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