Biometrics aren’t the answer

Ice DropI never put much thought into it until now, but while biometrics seem like an easy method of security they lack…um…security. This article is specifically talking about fingerprints.

Get your German interior minister’s fingerprint here

I like Bruce Schneier’s comment on this:

” This is 1) a good demonstration that a fingerprint is not a secret, and 2) a great political hack. Wolfgang Schauble, Germany’s interior minister, is a strong supporter of collecting biometric data on everyone as an antiterrorist measure. Because, um, because it sounds like a good idea.”