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OPM data breach’s big question: What’s fingerprint data worth in future cyber attacks? | ZDNet

Federal agencies and the intelligence community will form a working group to examine how fingerprint data can be used in future attacks.

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This is bad news, and maybe an eye opener, for biometrics evangelists. The problem is that you can always change a stolen password or credit card information, but you cannot change your fingerprint. You can erase it using acid or similar but, you cannot change it. Biometrics is a convenient method but it must be other authentication factors, like a password.

This is just the early days of biometrics so the damage is limited. However, leaked data is stored forever somewhere and will be traded and misused when its value increases.

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