Biometrics

Many of us are quickly becoming fed up with passwords, but this article from ZDnet points out that we may not be prepared for their impending replacement, biometrics.  Steve Ranger shares some security benefits of biometrics, but seeks to educate readers on consequences as well.

  “Currently, few would be willing to see face or fingerprint become the standard way of accessing government services, for example.  And those aren't the only biometrics we could use; what about your iris or your heart beat or your voice or your DNA?  What does it mean to swap something private, like a passport, for something public, like your face?”  asks Ranger.  Click the link to read more of Ranger's thoughts on the pros and cons of transitioning from passwords to biometrics.