25 Apr '16, 11am

Passwords? Just Use Your Head!

To be fair, a lot of the criticisms of biometrics seem to be focused on the wrong end of the problem. People say things like “what do I do when my phone is compromised and someone gets ahold of my fingerprint data? What do I do if it happens more times than I have fingers?” I feel this misses the point that not everything needs to be on the internet. People criticize physical security hacks all the time, and talk about how locks only keep honest people out. But this is plainly false, as not all thieves know how to pick locks. The simple fact is that not everyone has the means or inclination to learn to bypass security that people on this site and elsewhere consider childishly simple. Consequentially, the requirement of geographical proximity reduces the pool of those with means, motive, opportunity, and *inclination* to defeat even a retina or fingerprint scanner is below ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/04/25/passwords-just-use-your-head/

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