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Is fingerprint identification technology safe? These dangers are sobering!

By Philip Perez,2013-06-01 04:15
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Is fingerprint identification technology safe? These dangers are sobering!

The introduction of fingerprint technology from iPhone mobile phones has begun to lead the trend. By now, there are many mainstream technology products widely used in this technology, but is fingerprint identification really safe?

Although the application of biometric identification technology in the security of information has gradually surpassed the traditional digital and graphical password, but researchers in the United States, this is still a "failed", because the latest research shows that using artificial fake fingerprint to unlock the smart mobile phone the success rate as high as 65%.

It now appears that the security implications of fingerprint identification may be just wishful thinking, and the new observer in France has revealed the dangers of fingerprinting.

The first harm: disclosure of personal privacy in order to facilitate the identification, intelligent mobile phone will be our fingerprint information stored in the mobile phone, and through the mobile phone software, it is possible to get our fingerprint information, there are some security agencies can easily enter our mobile phone system. Through fingerprint information, our other sensitive information can also be leaked, such as native place, health status and so on.

Second hazards: identity theft by this vulnerability can easily be exploited by hackers, especially fingerprint unified data collected. Maybe you think the probability of this happening is very small. But in July 2015, a folder of fingerprints of 5 million 600 thousand civil servants was stolen by hackers in the United states. All the people in the folder are likely to be stolen. Chaos Computer Club, a hacker organization, says they need only one photograph to copy people's fingerprints, not even through a platform with fingerprint information.

Third hazards: data cannot be abolished, and biometric features of each person will not change, so it will remain the same throughout the lifetime, i.e., these data cannot be eliminated. At the same time, because of the uniqueness of these data, unlike the traditional password, the fingerprint data can’t be modified or reset. On this issue, some experts explained that the biggest disadvantage of biometric technology is that when the model is overused and even threatened, the data can’t be eliminated, can’t be replaced, nor can be updated. Therefore, in order to ensure system security and protect personal privacy, the elimination of data is an indispensable means.