... Huh. Never thought of it that way. In my head, nothing sounded more secure than "literally only you can unlock it".
@hikaruaikawa Only your face or fingerprints can open your device.
Unfortunately, its relatively easy for someone else to have access to your face or fingerprints.
@matt to get the true level of security we want though, we need another level of human interaction, trust and ethics. No amount of brilliant security can go around social engineering and government pressure on the highest level...
Not exactly, but bio does work great in a multifactor auth scenario (1. Something you know, 2. Something you have, 3. Something you are), so you could, and ideally shoulx still have a hardware token of some sort for any secure environments. But unfortunately, the people making mobile devices don't seem to be nearly paranoid enough :/
Would love to see a laptop or something with 3+ factor auth in mind from the start
as the quality of surveillance and digital photography improves, practically *anyone* can steal biometric data to unlock anything.
in China there is already a surveillance system that can capture the facial images from over 5 miles away.
biometric will be a godsend not just for the surveillance state but also for thieves and hackers.
This makes sense.
Best kind of security is like a secret society: " in plain sight"? #freemasons
Or brick building , opsec?
Im sure its now possible to " steal a key" (physical metal key) via digital long range photography... In theory. I've never worked with those spooky agencies. So idk.
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