Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here’s how to save it

Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here’s how to save it

Posted August 20, 2019

Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here’s how to save it

Source: The Conversation
By: Chaminda Hewage
Published: August 20, 2019

* The biggest known biometric data breach to date was reported recently when researchers managed to access a 23-gigabyte database of more than 27.8m records including fingerprint and facial recognition data.
* This breach highlights a major problem with biometric security systems that effectively use people’s biological measurements as passwords. Unlike usernames and passwords, biometric data can’t be changed if it is stolen.