A LinkedIn friend referred me to this article — “The 2021 Biometric Digital Identity Investment Explosion” https://www.acuitymi.com/post/the-2021-biometric-digital-identity-investment-explosion
Fantastic numbers are quoted -
I would like to believe that the bulk of them has been spent for such meaningful use cases as forensics and screening of suspicious guys at the security gates of intelligence offices, military bases, nuke facilities, presidents’ residences and the like, say, for ‘identification’ of individuals.
Well, I wonder how much of them has been unwisely wasted for the wrong use cases of ‘authentication’ of individuals’ identity, i.e., for destroying the identity security that the password authentication has somehow provided.
Authentication with biometrics inevitably brings down the identity security to the level lower than a password-only authentication where it is deployed with a default password as illustrated in this 2minute video — “Biometrics in Cyber Space” https://youtu.be/wuhB5vxKYlg
and closely examined in this blog collection — “Biometrics Unravelled | password-dependent password-killer” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biometrics-unravelled-password-dependent-hitoshi-kokumai/
Should 0.1% of these amounts had been invested in the digital identity scheme that enables citizens to make use of their non-volatile episodic memory a couple of years ago, all the global citizens would now be far better prepared to effectively fend off much of the cyberattacks of compromising identity security.
Why it did not happen? — “What Separates Who Needs from Who Provides” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hitoshikokumai_apples-killing-the-password-heres-everything-activity-6973461696308805632-3Cni
Digital identity blogs collected at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/collection-digital-identity-comments-hitoshi-kokumai-posted-kokumai/