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Security expert responds to BBC fooling HSBC voice recognition security system PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 May 2017
Lead Security Evangelist at Positive Technologies, Alex Mathews said:  “Biometrics were introduced to try and overcome the issue of PINs or passwords that hackers were able to circumvent with alarming regularity. However, as the BBC report highlights, biometric authentication alone can also be fallible.  As is always the case with security, a layered approach is best.  Rather than relying on it as a sole authentication method, it should be used as an additional tool, in tandem with other security practices."

“Of far greater trepidation is the need to protect biometric databases, which are increasingly considered a prime target for hackers. In 2015, fingerprints of about 6 million officers of US Office of Personnel Management were stolen. Large caches of personal information are always going to be a target for attackers and you cannot change your fingerprints after they are stolen!”
 

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