Friday, 25 September 2015

How safe is Biometric Security?

From Finextra - 

Biometric security alarm raised as hackers steal 5.6 million fingerprints 

“The US Office of Personnel Management says that hackers who breached its systems over the summer made off with the fingerprint records of 5.6 million individuals, raising questions over the security of biometrically-protected identities.

Of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from an initial estimate of 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million.”

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