Stealing Your Biometrics

InfoWorld: Top News is reporting Researcher hacks Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.

(InfoWorld) – “Never mind worrying about hackers stealing your password. A security researcher with the Finnish military has shown how they could steal your fingerprint, by taking advantage of an omission in Microsoft’s Fingerprint Reader, a PC authentication device that Microsoft has been shipping since September 2004.”

When you lose your password, you can get it reset. When your credit card shows suspicious activity, you can get a new and different one. What happens when your fingerprints are stolen?

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