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Passwords To Be Phased Out By 2025, Say InfoSec Pros
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FerencN295
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FerencN295,
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7/1/2016 | 11:29:18 PM
Re: What will they replace passwords with?
Are these biometric data stable?

Not at all. Illnesses and accidents may damage them.

What can leprotic users do who lose their fingerprint?

Let's supose I'm identified using my retina's patterns but I get an old age macular degeration?

Or, just like a recent Hungarian news: I am standing among my loud school-leaving pupils in front of a 7x24 pizzeria which is in a huge building. An angry dweller pours on me a bucket of concentrated H2SO4. 

 

I am afraid that in such cases the victim would be refused to reach the services.

 

 
Phil C.
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Phil C.,
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7/1/2016 | 5:40:34 PM
Silly predictions
This prediction is not unlike a late-1950s article in Popular Mechanics predicting a flying car in everyone's garage.  I'm still waiting for that flying car.
SunCoast Connection
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SunCoast Connection,
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7/1/2016 | 5:30:12 PM
Re: Behavioral Biometrics
This raises a very interesting question.  What is an identity?  An MRI-level biometric combined with a small tissue sample?  What about corporate accounts, and access control where the same biometric is used for multiple accounts.

  I have noted that it is difficult to update or reset biometrics when changing access control levels.  You want your doctor using the same body or EEG to access your medical records as she uses to log onto FakeBook?

Access will need to be controlled with symbols.  We have been using language for something up to 100,000 years, and we have not deprecated it yet.  Beyond that, we have added everything from heraldic signet rings to the aformentioned biometrics, but there just isn't really a mutable key that is also self-validating.  We don't have any metric in science that is not based on some other condition or context.

In the meantime; please... forget you ever heard the term "password".  Please... stop writing ACL systems that have a restricted structure.  Please... start using "Pass Phrase".  `See dog run.` is more secure than `Y3aR^wo000`, especially when it comes to inadvertently securing yourself out of your own system.
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will_a,
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6/30/2016 | 12:20:02 PM
What will they replace passwords with?
There are three components for robust user authentication:
  • Something you have (e.g. your phone)
  • Something you are (e.g. fingerprint scan)
  • Something you know (e.g. password)

Biometrics are not a replacement for passwords; they are better used a replacement for usernames.  Passwords realistically aren't going away unless we replace it with some other form of secret knowledge.  The only existing one I'm aware of is the 'knowledge' of one's private key as used in PKI based authentication, but I don't think it's a viable mass-market solution.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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6/30/2016 | 11:07:44 AM
Biometrics
Did this survey ask if any company is moving to physical biometrics as a form of authentication?
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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6/30/2016 | 10:59:06 AM
Behavioral Biometrics
Would there be authentication via 2FA then behavioral biometrics to confirm identify afterwards? I presume that the BB would set off alerts based off user interaction and doesn't necessarily have the abiilty to authenticate you.


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