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What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:36 am

CDG has introduced a 6 month period test using biometric data, which according to them will increase security and at the same time allow people to pass controls more rapidly since only the fingerprint will be required. The fingerprint matches data which says if you are all in order. more details here.


(french)
http://www.atelier.fr/securite/roiss...ite,biometrique-29894-17;actu.html

what do you think of this method?
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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:39 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):

I think it's great! AMS has had this round for much longer. Anything that goes faster and is still safe is good I guess  Smile
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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:42 am

all good as long as they don't mess up with their database, and make life hell for innocent people..
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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:47 am

Sounds like a good idea. There was a story running in the British media a couple of weeks ago about the testing of similar technology (that would be used in the UK's identity cards if we ever get them). Apparently the iris recognition technology has a high failure rate, particularly when scanning the eyes of Black people. No doubt lots will be done to get it right, but I don't think biometrics are necessarily the cure-all technology the manufacturers would have us believe!

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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:49 am

Biometric data is great. Retinal scan when you get into a country and your not allowed to leave immigration until a background check is complete. And then another scan when you are about to get onto a plane. With the computer systems that are out today I do believe its possible.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:50 am

On a similar note...

Has anyone tried this at FRA? Apparently signing up is free and you can go through security much faster. I go there often enough to consider doing it. Any comments?

Thanks,

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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:10 am

Since this is my field I will comment on it.

Recent advances with storing fingerprint data on smartcards work pretty well. For access control it's quite useful and most often very accurate.

Depending on the reader it can either go smoothy or be quite a pain. Some readers are very bad and require a head cleaning after every read. Others can see through smudges and still get good reads. The back end also has a great deal of importance. If the data is going to a PC there can be delays a finger being presented to the reader and when it generates a valid read, versus the data being stored at the reader which is quite fast.

I have seen sites install biometric readers to great fanfare only to pull them out because they were slow and inaccurate.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:18 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 2):
all good as long as they don't mess up with their database, and make life hell for innocent people..

To be fair, you don't need biometrics to mess up the data.

Quoting Starrion (Reply 6):

I have seen sites install biometric readers to great fanfare only to pull them out because they were slow and inaccurate.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Biometric Security?

Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:29 am

As a very frequent flyer from AMS, I have a Privium-pass, which is absolutely superb! Just let my iris get scanned and get trough customs very quick and no queing behind the mass!

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