Deep Fake Makes it Easier to Skip Your Volition and Memory
Today’s topic — Austria to combat deep fakes amid increasing use of the technology
An alarmingly large number of people seem to be misled to believe that a default password should prevent a bad guy, who has somehow compromised their biometrics, from taking over their accounts.
They may well take it for granted that their default password must work as an additional protection layer, because it looks as though the default password is there for the purpose of security.
It is perhaps beyond their imagination that the biometrics is there to lower the security that the password has so far provided.
As a matter of fact, I have recently found that my sister, whom I haven’t met for some time, had long believed as such!
Certainly, it is not the case. The biometrics does not work as an additional layer to the password protection but it works as an additional entrance, say, as a back door of the account for which the password protects the front door, as visually explained in this short video — Biometrics in Cyber Space — “below-one” factor authentication https://youtu.be/wuhB5vxKYlg
Where biometrics is deployed in such two-entrance/in-parallel formation, a bad guy, who succeeds in breaking biometrics, would just skip the password that you had volitionally registered, and thus ignore your volition and memory.
It didn’t take more than a few minutes to see my sister get it. She is now with me that it is no surprise that so many people, including security professionals, are trapped in this cognitive pitfall, with greedy ones trying to capitalise on it.
Anyway, the rapid progress of deep-fake technologies will be making the already vulnerable login by biometrics used with a default password yet more vulnerable.
Beware of it!
Ref: “Biometrics Unravelled | password-dependent password-killer” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biometrics-unravelled-password-dependent-hitoshi-kokumai/
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