Posted by kallahar on May.20.02 at 08:57 am PDT.
kallahar writes Counterpane has a story about how many fingerprint readers can be fooled with the stuff gummy bears are made of. Biometrics are a bad idea because once someone knows how to spoof you, you're screwed. If you lose your credit card then you can cancel that number and get a new one. If someone figures out how to fake your fingerprint or retinal scan, you can't just cancel your fingers and eyes. While biometrics may sound like a good idea right now, when they fail they fail severely.