Fingerprints should never be used as passwords

Hackaday has released a report highlighting the weaknesses of using fingerprints to replace passwords.

The report states that passwords are supposed to be secret, revocable in case a system gets hacked, and hashable to protect it from theft.

“Fingerprints are particularly poor passwords. They are not secret, they cannot be revoked, and they can also not be hashed.”

“Using fingerprints in place of a password is even more broken than using a password in the first place,” said Hackaday.

The full report is available here: Your Unhashable Fingerprints Secure Nothing.

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