October 18, 2005
Dear CNET members,
I get pretty hyped when I hear about public biometrics being the wave of the future. Imagine living in a world where your finger does all the talking, paying, and identifying--I'd never have to remember another PIN number or worry about leaving home without my wallet. However, a wake-up call came in the form of the latest Security Watch column, "Give public biometrics the finger." Editor Rob Vamosi brings up a few great points about flaws in biometrics and made me realize we are probably quite a ways from adopting public biometrics. Do you think public biometrics is ready for prime time? Where do you see the security flaws? Check out Rob's concerns, and tell us if you agree with him. Would you connect your bank account to a biometric sensor at your local grocery store? Why or why not? Maybe, after all, the only thing we should be giving to public biometrics is "the finger" for now. What's your opinion? TalkBack here.
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The vision for identity verification is biometrics, but are we ready? Would you trust connecting your bank account to a biometric sensor at your local grocery store? After reading the latest Security Watch column, you had lots of opinions to share.
Ready for the future
While many of you have concerns about the security of public biometrics systems, member btownsend is confident in the future. He is ready for the technology to be used by all retailers.
Read btownsend's full post in CNET TalkBack
Big brother is watching
CNET member mgreene47331 is concerned that biometrics will work too well--and that the government and private companies will be able to track our every move.
Read mgreene47331's full post in
What about changes?
Jane in KC wants to know what happens as a person's prints change over the years or if an injury can cause a significant alteration immediately. Will you still be able to buy your groceries?
Read Jane in KC's full post in CNET TalkBack
Beating the system
Member jgt10 isn't worried about fraud in regards to biometrics. Read how jgt10 plans to beat the system and avoid identity theft. Do you think it would work?
Read jgt10's full post in CNET TalkBack
Would you feel secure using your fingerprints to access sensitive information? Read "Give public biometrics the finger," then speak up in the TalkBack section.
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