I 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.
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.”