Monday, September 03, 2007

The Biometric Dilemma

From Kim Cameron:

"Vision researcher Terrence E. Boult has identified what he calls the “Biometric dilemma” - the more we use biometrics the more likely they will be compromised and hence become useless for security.

This is a hugely important observation - the necessary starting point for all thinking about biometrics. I’d even call it a law.

Terrence was responding to a piece by Sean Convery that picked up on my post about reversing biometric templates. Terrence went on to call our attention to more recent work, including some that details the reversibility of fingerprint templates."

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