What is driving those people to keep spreading the biometrics misinformation
In the wake of a recent post — “Step-by-Step Analysis of Why and How Biometrics Brings Down Security” this question had to be raised.
“Play dumb on logic. Otherwise, we would lose the billions and billions of dollars’ worth vested interests.”
Perhaps what is driving them is such a business calculation; we cannot be so naive as to assume that biometrics vendors have single-mindedly believed for more than a decade that “Biometrics used with a default password/PIN in a ‘two-ENTRANCE’ deployment provides the same security effect as in a ‘two-LAYER’ deployment”
“A 2-factor scheme is a 2-factor scheme, irrespective of whether the two factors are deployed ‘in conjunction’ or ‘in disjunction”
or “The password is viewed as eliminated where a default password is not always used, but used only in the cases of false rejection”.
This worrying situation coming with a false sense of security is made worse by those security professionals and tech media that abandon their mission of offering a fact/falsity check.
Now we are probably witnessing the safety of our digital societal life getting corrupted insidiously worldwide, with a catastrophe looming ahead. Those of us who are awake to this peril are supposed to have a moral duty to speak out.
** Comments from the people who have different views are eagerly awaited.
For Achieving Solid Digital Identity on Information Security Buzz (Mar/2021)
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