‘In Series vs In Parallel’ and ‘2-Layer vs 2-Entrance
Can we imagine electric/electronic professionals who are indifferent to the difference between ‘in series’ and ‘in parallel’ circuits? Certainly, no.
Can we imagine security/identity professionals who are indifferent to the difference between ‘in 2-layer’ and ‘in 2-entrance’ deployments of authenticators? Yes, very sadly, quite a few.
More often than not, those security/identity professionals promote biometrics solutions deployed with a default/fallback password in ‘2-entrance (in parallel)’ formation by misleading citizens to believe that it provides the same kind of security that a ‘2-layer (in series)’ formation provides.
The outcome of this pseudo-2FA? Criminals quietly chuckling to themselves among the citizens trapped in a false sense of security.
We have kept sending out this alarm for two decades, and it’s really encouraging to see a rapidly growing number of security/identity experts sharing it recently.
Ref: “Biometrics is to Password what Back door is to Front door”
and also “Get graphs to talk the nature of probabilistic biometrics”
For Achieving Solid Digital Identity on Information Security Buzz (Mar/2021)
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