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« on: November 08, 2010, 05:57:24 am »

New Federal Biometric ID card Warning

National Association for Gun Rights--After years of watching our illegal immigration problem grow steadily worse -- and watching our elected officials refuse to lift a finger in response -- the politicians' "fix" is finally in.

It's a new Federal Biometric ID card.

That's right. Instead of controlling our borders, the politicians want to control you and me. They want to give amnesty to illegal immigrants and make us prove we're not criminals!

And President Barack Obama, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are all working hand in glove to ram this new scheme into law as part of their new "comprehensive immigration reform" package.

That's why it's vital you sign the petition to your Congressman and Senators IMMEDIATELY.

Go to: http://www.nagr.org/BIDpetition1.aspx?pid=1

If passed, the Federal Biometric ID card included in the new amnesty bill will:

Include a "unique biometric identifier" -- like fingerprints, retinal scans or even a scan of the veins on the back of your hand; and,

Allow bureaucrats to watch your every move, as the Federal Biometric ID card will almost certainly be produced with RFID tracking technology; and,

Include virtually unlimited amounts of personal information about you -- like what guns you own, for instance.
And this new Federal Biometric ID would be required for any person wishing to hold a job legally in the United States.

So I guess the welfare recipients don't have to get one.

I don't know about you, but I'm outraged.

It seems that whenever politicians are using terrorism, crime, illegal immigration or something else as their excuse, it's really you and me in their crosshairs.

Just remember those Department of Homeland Security memos listing pro-gun, pro-constitution activists as "domestic extremists." Go to: http://www.nagr.org/BIDpetition1.aspx?pid=1
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 05:22:21 am »

First it was the Real ID Act of 2005, then they did as expected and offered up a "compromise" once there were complaints about Real ID, and the projected complaint was that the states didn't like the additional costs. Few voiced any reservations to the id thing itself. So they came up with the PASS Act.

In both acts, they require some form of "biometric" and  "machine-readable" feature.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 03:53:14 am »

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform

The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf)
http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legislation/EAS13500toMDM13313redline.pdf
 is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.

This piece of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is aimed at curbing employment of undocumented immigrants. But privacy advocates fear the inevitable mission creep, ending with the proof of self being required at polling places, to rent a house, buy a gun, open a bank account, acquire credit, board a plane or even attend a sporting event or log on the internet. Think of it as a government version of Foursquare, with Big Brother cataloging every check-in.

“It starts to change the relationship between the citizen and state, you do have to get permission to do things,” said Chris Calabrese, a congressional lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union. “More fundamentally, it could be the start of keeping a record of all things.”

For now, the legislation allows the database to be used solely for employment purposes. But historically such limitations don’t last. The Social Security card, for example, was created to track your government retirement benefits. Now you need it to purchase health insurance.

“The Social Security number itself, it’s pretty ubiquitous in your life,” Calabrese said.

David Bier, an analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, agrees with the ACLU’s fears.

“The most worrying aspect is that this creates a principle of permission basically to do certain activities and it can be used to restrict activities,” he said. “It’s like a national ID system without the card.”

For the moment, the debate in the Senate Judiciary Committee is focused on the parameters of legalization for unauthorized immigrants, a border fence and legal immigration in the future.

The committee is scheduled to resume debate on the package Tuesday.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/immigration-reform-dossiers/
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 12:25:32 pm »

Senators require fingerprinting at 30 airports

Senators working on a bipartisan immigration bill have agreed to require fingerprinting when foreigners leave the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports.
 
It's a step toward the more expansive biometric system favored by many senators but deemed too expensive to include in the bill.

Under the amendment by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the nation's 10 busiest airports would have to establish a fingerprinting system within two years. Within six years it would have to be in place at the 30 busiest airports.
 
The amendment passed 13 to 5 Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee plunged into its third week of deliberations on the immigration legislation.
 
Lawmakers have cited the absence of a reliable system to track people coming and going as a major security flaw.


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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 06:51:43 pm »

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fingerprinting when foreigners leave the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports.

So if they are leaving, who cares who they are?  Roll Eyes

It's easy for them to vote on something relating to foreigners, which ends up being the future reasoning for including all people.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 08:52:07 am »

Are you ready for a govt. chip implant? (letter)
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As a donor to the Ron Paul presidential primary campaign, I received a pre-recorded message from Ron Paul the other week. The message was a warning about a little-known provision of the immigration reform bill: a national ID card requirement.

According to Ron Paul, the national ID card will contain a biometric signature, sensitive personal information, and an RFID chip (radio frequency identification device) that will allow the government to track your whereabouts. You will be required to carry this card to enter a public building, board public transportation, get a job, receive Medicare and SS benefits, etc.

The hassle of losing this card (or worse, having it stolen), when its smart chip contains sensitive personal information, will undoubtedly shift the paradigm to many people desiring an implantable chip. In fact, the government already has an FDA approved-for-human-implantation chip available: VeriChip was approved by the FDA in 2004 (see Time Magazine Oct. 25 , 2004 issue). And, once popular sentiment begins to view the implantable chip as benign and necessary, it probably won't be long before your government will feel emboldened to require that all Americans be implanted with VeriChip (or its equivalent) in order to conduct the affairs of daily life -- including accessing medical care and, eventually, even buying groceries.

George Orwell's "Big Brother is watching you" is not some futuristic fantasy any more -- the future is now. Unless you're happy with the idea of winding up as a micro-chipped slave of governmental masters (or else persona non grata) write to your respective U.S. senators and representatives and oppose this measure, before it's too late.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 07:34:50 am »

E-Verify wrong for America

More than 30 years ago at a Cabinet meeting on immigration reform, Ronald Reagan dismissed the idea of a national ID card with a broad smile and a wisecrack. “Maybe we should just brand all the babies,” he said. The Justice Department’s plan to put a national ID in the hand of every worker didn’t make it out of the Cabinet Room.

Today, conservatives and Republicans are the strongest backers of the national identification system in the Senate’s Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. If they get their way, they may just deliver the American people over to a national ID and tight, comprehensive control from Washington, D.C., through the program known as E-Verify. Politically, it appears that the price of enough conservative votes to pass a broader immigration reform package is giving the federal government the power to approve or decline every American business’s hiring decisions from now on.

E-Verify is intended to work as follows: After collecting I-9 tax forms, participating employers enter the information supplied by workers into a government website. The system compares these data with information held in Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security databases. If the name and Social Security number pairs match to citizen data at the SSA, a worker is approved. The system compares information from noncitizens with DHS data to determine whether the employee is a naturalized citizen or immigrant eligible to work. The Senate immigration bill would make this program mandatory for essentially all employers in four years.

It sounds simple enough, and Americans have been trained since the creation of the I-9 form in 1986 to think that employers should be deputy immigration agents. But in addition to errors in government data and abuses of the system that could deny people the right to work, E-Verify ultimately requires a national identification system. The Gang of Eight bill would create a “photo tool” backed by a database of images held by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The bill sets aside a quarter-billion dollars for grants to states in order to get access to driver’s license information, and it exempts state-to-federal sharing of driver’s license photos from the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act.

The bill also spends a cool $1 billion on “fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant, wear-resistant, and identity theft-resistant social security cards,” exempting that spending from Pay-Go and other spending limits. The federal government will be well on its way to building a cradle-to-grave biometric tracking system if the E-Verify provisions become law.

From 1946 to 1972, Social Security cards had a legend at the bottom that said, “FOR SOCIAL SECURITY PURPOSES -- NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION.” Many people still have cards that say this today. But it was almost never true. Shortly after the creation of the Social Security program, the Social Security Board decided that the Social Security number should be used for all workers insured under state unemployment insurance programs. The Social Security number now has hundreds of uses, public and private, beyond administering Social Security. It is integral to E-Verify and “internal enforcement” of immigration law.

If it works, mandatory E-Verify will follow this same, mission creep-y path. The government will use E-Verify not just to control access to employment. It will use E-Verify to control access to financial services and payments, to healthcare and prescriptions, to housing, travel, guns and ammunition.

Worse than an identity card, E-Verify will ultimately be a cardless national ID system. Proof of who we are and our ability to access goods, services, and infrastructure throughout society may depend on whether the federal government has the most current data – and on whether they we are keeping current on our obligations to the federal government. E-Verify is a system for transferring control from businesses and individuals around the country to Washington, D.C.

Reagan knew this about national identity cards implicitly, and he waived off the idea in the 1980s. But the seeds of a national ID planted in 1986’s reform may bear fruit for Big Brother in 2013. It would be all too ironic if the Republican heirs of Reagan’s legacy were responsible for its undoing in the area of national identity systems. They may just create the system that gives the federal government direct regulatory power over the individual.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/301497-e-verify-wrong-for-america#ixzz2UUo3IiYd

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 08:46:17 am »

Why do a lot of these articles end up praising Ronald Reagan like he was some freedom fighting saint? Roll Eyes Never mind he pushed for Amnesty, re-established diplomatic ties with the Vatican, appointed pro-abortion/pro-sodomy USSC justices, raised the SS tax 11%, funded Islamic terrorists, practiced black magic, etc.

Anyhow, yeah, it's becoming very obvious how close we are coming now. It looks like they're going to pass some kind of immigration bill now with this E-Verify. And who would have thought it would be the GOP pushing E-Verify(yeah, I know both parties are one and the same, but just saying)?
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 04:05:33 am »

I see this as a continued effort that has evolved from the "PASS Act", and the previous effort, "REAL ID Act of 2005", to get biometric driver's licenses. They apparently decided on a different tactic, and have move their efforts into immigration.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 09:18:33 am »

US Congress Demands Progress On Advanced Biometric ID System

In May, a Government Accountability Office report found the pilot program, aimed at providing biometric identification for security clearance at port facilities, had significant difficulties, including flawed planning and ineffective data collection capabilities. GAO recommended against using the program as a model for any future biometric efforts. Panel members pointed out that they had implemented programs that had been effective for their agencies, or else had been whipsawed by advancing technology. Colleen Manaher, executive director of planning, program analysis and evaluation at Customs and Border Protection, pointed to her agency's Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) cards; the bi-lateral NEXUS Canadian/U.S. cross-border biometric card, the Global Entry expedited traveler card and other examples of her agency's biometric efforts.

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A Tipping Point For Biometrics... And Soon National ID

The Department of Homeland Security is about to embark on an ambitious project to add biometrics to its smart card identification system. Other government efforts have demonstrated that such projects can go horribly awry, but it also has the potential to profoundly change DHS for the better. The exact path the agency takes, analysts say, depends on how well it prepares itself and possibly on how well it incorporates some new technical guidance. In May, DHS issued a request for proposals to add facial, fingerprint and iris recognition capabilities to its ID system as part of a $102 million upgrade. The agency is seeking a new contractor to take over the ID management project currently overseen by XTec and establish a new biometric-based card system that complies with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). The contractor would replace 161,924 personal identity verification (PIV) cards by the end of 2013 and another 116,172 in 2014, DHS officials said.

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Here Comes The Big Biometric Boom

The futuristic high-tech security devices that only appeared in secret agent movies are now being rolled out for consumer use in everyday life. People can access their online bank accounts with their fingerprint or even use facial recognition to unlock a smart phone, but how does it all work and will the new technology spark concerns about privacy? With a scan of his fingerprint, blood donor Bill Heron is instantly identified at his blood bank, no photo ID is required. “All I have to do is put my finger on the pad and they have all my information and off we go,” said Heron. Sophisticated biometric security devices work by measuring things that are “unique” to each individual person, like a fingerprint, a voice, a person’s face or even an eye. “Clearly the future is now, and it is coming to life,” said BIO-Key...

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/08/13/the-big-biometric-boom/


Aging Effect Not An Issue For Using The Iris For Biometric Identification

Biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of the iris for at least a decade. The research team used data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program at the US/Canada border. The findings, published in an IREX VI NIST Interagency Report, will inform identity program administrators on how often iris images should be recaptured to maintain accuracy. Researchers looking for biometric identifiers other than fingerprints have been drawn to irises for decades, believing that their one-of-a-kind texture meets the stability and uniqueness requirements for biometrics. Recent studies, however, have called that belief into question. Over a three-year period, a study looked at 217 participants, finding that the recognition of the subjects’ irises became...

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112928227/biometrics-using-the-iris-082113/


Facial Scanning Gains In Surveillance

The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project. The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years  of government-financed development. Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances. That alarms privacy advocates, who say that now is the time for the government to establish oversight rules and limits on how it will someday soon be used.

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 04:34:12 am »

Google security exec: 'Passwords are dead'

Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt, Google's Heather Adkins says startups should look beyond passwords to secure users and their data.




New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: "Passwords are dead."

Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called "Spies Like Us," Heather Adkins, Google's manager of information security, told moderator Greg Ferenstein that in the future, the "game is over for" any startup that relies on passwords as its chief method to secure users and their data.

Google manager of information security Heather Adkins.

Adkins, speaking alongside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers managing partner Ted Schlein and author James Bamford, said that looking ahead, "our relationship with passwords are done," and that "passwords are done at Google."

She talked briefly about Google's use of two-step authentication and the fact that the search giant has been working to innovate in the area of non-standard password security. As a result, she said, any startup that still relies on standard passwords needs to ensure that it has an abuse team set up to deal "with customers getting compromised."

Although Adkins didn't offer any real specifics on how Google will innovate beyond today's security, she did say the company is experimenting with hardware-based tokens as well as a Motorola-created system that authenticates users by having them touch a device to something embedded, or held, in their own clothing. "A hacker can't steal that from you," she said.

Later in the conversation, which also touched on the NSA scandal, cybersecurity, and the weaponization of offensive cyber technologies, Adkins pointed out that hackers intent on making money from their bad acts had consistently found ways to exploit Google users who had yet to turn on two-factor authentication. Essentially, she explained, hackers were able to get into such users' accounts, turn on two-factor authentication themselves, and lock the users out before utilizing those accounts to send spam. "They are finding new ways to make money off it," she said. "Ways we hadn't anticipated."

Finally, Adkins argued, technology companies need to step up and build products that protect users so "they don't rely on not getting fooled." Ultimately, she said, anyone starting a new technology company should be sure that one person is designated to focus on security and privacy, and that one of the first 25 employees should work full time on security and privacy.

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 05:21:49 am »

This is the push to just do away with biometrics and move right into internal chips, passwords dont work biometrics dont work, but hey, a chip in your body will


iPhone 5S: Thieves may mutilate owners in bid to gain access to fingerprint-reading handsets, expert warns

Apple's new model includes Touch ID, which allows users to unlock their handsets with their fingerprints




Thieves have mutilated victims to gain access to phones equipped with a fingerprint reader, an expert has warned.

Yesterday, Apple launched its iPhone 5S, which includes the Touch ID feature, an integrated sensor on the device's home button that reads your fingerprint in order to unlock your phone.

Marc Rogers said the sensors can provide a convenient way to unlock gadgets while also boosting security.

But they have led criminals to commit increasingly brutal robberies and even chop off phone-owners' fingertips, the chief researcher at mobile security firm Lookout claimed.

Fraudsters have also succeeded in lifting and duplicating prints with technology that “is only going to improve with time”, he added.

“Thieves in some regions have worked out that you can force a victim to unlock a secured device, and in some extreme cases have also mutilated victims in order to steal their fingerprint.”

The hi-tech scanners are said to work best when combined with a pin code or another security feature.

“Fingerprints can be a useful addition to security but their value depends highly on the type of fingerprint reader and how it is being used - for example, the best use of a fingerprint is to provide a convenient way to unlock something in a medium to low security scenario,” Mr Rogers said.

“Unlocking a device with a fingerprint, if done right, can be much more convenient than entering a pin code multiple times a day.”

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 01:35:11 pm »

How many times does the NT talk about PATIENCE?

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 02:52:22 pm »

"In your patience possess ye your souls." Luke 21:19 (KJB)
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 10:39:39 am »

DHS to test facial recognition technology at hockey game

Hockey fans in Washington state will have more to worry about this weekend than avoiding a puck to the face: the Department of Homeland Security will be testing out a new facial recognition system at an arena this Saturday.

The 6,000 seat Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington will be the site on Saturday for more than just the Tri-City American’s season opener. In addition to hosting a junior ice hockey game, the arena will also facilitate the testing of a DHS program that’s raising concerns among privacy advocates.

Homeland Security will have a presence at Saturday’s game, but won’t be conducting any pat-downs on patrons or even rooting for the home team. Instead, DHS will utilize a sophisticated system of cameras to collect pictures of attendees in real-time from as far away as 100 meters and then match them up with images of faces stored on a database.

The exercise will mark the latest drill for the DHS’ Biometric Optical Surveillance System, or BOSS, and when it’s fully operational it could be used to identify a person of interest among a massive crowd in the span of only seconds.

With assistance from researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DHS will attempt to quickly compare faces caught on camera with the biometric information of 20 volunteers. The other faces in the crowd — potentially 5,980 hockey fans — will exist as background noise to see how accurate BOSS is when it comes down to locating a person of interest.

This isn’t the first time that the DHS and PNNL teamed up with the Toyota Center, but researchers are hoping that this endeavor will be the most successful yet. The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reported last month that the technology was tested recently at the arena, but the government determined at the time that the product “was not ready for a DHS customer.” If it succeeds this time around, however, it could open the door for deploying similar systems at international crossings and other hubs across the United States patrolled by DHS.

According to Savage, earlier testing proved unsuccessful because it took operators roughly 30 seconds to identify a person caught on camera with its database of photographic mug shots. Biometric specialists who spoke to the Times told Savage that 30 seconds “was far too long to process an image for security purposes,” and he reported that, without a lightning-quick turnaround, “accuracy numbers would result in the police going out to question too many innocent people.”

Of course, the DHS isn’t exactly looking for terrorists at Saturday’s game in Kennewick, a small city of under 100,000 residents that’s roughly 50 miles from Walla Walla, WA. As surveillance camera with similar capabilities are increasingly rolled out in public spaces across America, however, similar technology could soon be implemented by small-town police departments to pick people out of crowds who have been accused of essentially anything.

“This technology is always billed as antiterrorism, but then it drifts into other applications,” Ginger McCall of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told Savage for last month’s report. “We need a real conversation about whether and how we want this technology to be used, and now is the time for that debate.”

In the case of this weekend’s event in Kennewick, attendees won’t necessarily be allowed to debate the use of BOSS, but do have a way out of sorts. Video will reportedly only be recorded in certain corridors, and the PNNL paid for 46 seats in the area where camera-shy patrons can sit in order to avoid being spotted.

“If they didn’t want to be videotaped, they could very easily not be videotaped,” Nick Lombardo, a PNNL project manager, told the Tri-City Herald.

The option to opt-out might not exist in the future, however. VenuWorks’ Cory Pearson, executive director of the company which operates the arena, told the Herald, “I think it’s in our best interest to help facilitate the development of the technology.”

“It’s in everybody’s best interest,” said Pearson, who added to the Herald that the testing stage could pave the way for a product that will help facilities such as the Toyota Center manage crowds.

Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hopes that it will have its state-of-the-art Next Generation Identification program rolled out in 2014, which will ideally provide the FBI with a database containing the biometric information of millions of Americans. Law enforcement will then be able to use that trove of data to compare persons of interest caught on film with images already used on state drivers’ licenses and other governmental files.

A lawsuit against the FBI filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation over the NGI program is currently pending. In a complaint filed earlier this year, the EFF wrote that “The proposed new system would also allow law enforcement ‘to collect and retain other images (such as those obtained from crime scene security cameras’ and from family and friends) and would allow submission of ‘civil photographs along with civil fingerprint submissions that were collected for noncriminal purposes.”

"NGI will result in a massive expansion of government data collection for both criminal and noncriminal purposes," EFF staff attorney Jennifer Lynch said in a statement at the time. "Biometrics programs present critical threats to civil liberties and privacy. Face-recognition technology is among the most alarming new developments, because Americans cannot easily take precautions against the covert, remote and mass capture of their images."

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 06:57:39 pm »

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR BANKING PASSWORD TO BE BIOMETRIC VIA YOUR SMART PHONE?

Some of the nation’s largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure, are increasingly using fingerprints, facial scans and other types of biometrics to safeguard accounts.

YOUR OLD-FASHIONED BANKING PASSWORD MAY BE ABOUT TO EXPIRE — FOREVER.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)

Some of the nation’s largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure, are increasingly using fingerprints, facial scans and other types of biometrics to safeguard accounts.

Millions of customers at Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo routinely use fingerprints to log into their bank accounts through their mobile phones. This feature, which some of the largest banks have introduced in the last few months, is enabling a huge swath of the American banking public to verify their identity with biometrics. And millions of additional customers are expected to opt in as more phones incorporate fingerprint scans.



Other uses of biometrics are also coming online. Wells Fargo lets some customers scan their eyes with their mobile phones to log into corporate accounts and wire millions of dollars. Citigroup can help verify 800,000 of its credit card customers by their voices. USAA, which serves members of the military and their families, identifies some of its customers through their facial contours.

Some of the moves reflect concern that so many hundreds of millions of email addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and other personal identifiers have fallen into the hands of criminals, rendering those identifiers increasingly ineffective at protecting accounts. And while thieves could eventually find ways to steal biometric data, banks are convinced they offer more protection.

“WE BELIEVE THE PASSWORD IS DYING,” SAID TOM SHAW, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGEMENT AT USAA, WHICH IS BASED IN SAN ANTONIO. “WE REALIZED WE HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION BECAUSE OF THE GROWING NUMBER OF DATA BREACHES.”

Long regarded as the stuff of science fiction, biometrics have been tested by big banks for decades, but have only recently become sufficiently accurate and cost effective to use in a big way. It has taken a great deal of trial and error: With many of the early prototypes, a facial scan could be foiled by bad lighting, and voice recognition could be scuttled by background noise or laryngitis.

Before smartphones became ubiquitous, there was an even bigger obstacle: To capture a finger image or scan an eyeball, a bank would have to pay to distribute the necessary technology to tens of millions of customers. A few tried, but their efforts were costly and short-lived.



Today, the equation has changed. Many models of the iPhone have touch pads that can scan fingerprints. The cameras and microphones on many mobile devices are so powerful that they can record the minute details needed to create a biometric ID.

THE SMARTPHONES ALSO PROVIDE AN EXTRA LAYER OF SECURITY: MANY BIOMETRIC FEATURES WILL ONLY WORK WHEN USED ON THE SPECIFIC PHONE THAT BELONGS TO THE BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER.

“If you have your phone and you are authenticating with your fingerprint, it is very likely you,” said Samir Nanavati, a longtime biometrics expert and a founder of Twin Mill, a security software and consulting firm.

THE TRADE-OFF, OF COURSE, IS THAT IN THE QUEST FOR SECURITY AND CONVENIENCE, CUSTOMERS ARE HANDING OVER MARKS OF THEIR UNIQUE PHYSICAL IDENTITIES. AFTER ALL, IT IS EASY TO CHANGE A COMPROMISED PASSWORD. BUT A FINGERPRINT MUST LAST FOREVER.

Some bank executives say customers often ask whether their biometric information will become part of a private database, akin to what the F.B.I. keeps.

The banks themselves are not keeping caches of actual fingerprints or eye patterns. Rather, the banks are creating and storing what they call templates — or what amount to long, hard-to-predict numerical sequences — based on a scan of a person’s fingerprint or eyeballs. source

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 06:52:51 pm »

Will Biometrics Eventually Lead to a Single Sign On?

The password-cracking techniques among hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, thus the rise in security breaches is constantly increasing. Like never before this has called for a stronger demand of SSO (Single Sign On) methods.

As a result the efficiencies and advantages of biometric authentication are being heavily considered by everyone, and it’s slowly but surely replacing passwords. This provides reliability and stronger security, especially if you have accounts with very sensitive information or money. This is why gambling sites are some of the enterprises that are very much interested in these methods, for example, Prism Casino Australia is considering the alternative.

Biometrics have proven to be more effective in helping enterprises and businesses achieve realized cost savings, convenience and increase security. Why Single Sign On will replace passwords and become the mainstream? Passwords can be easily stolen, hacked or guessed, and they are the only barrier between the thief and your valuable information like financial transactions, email accounts, access to offices, e-commerce etc. They are simply obsolete.

The recent rise of data breaches has shown that the current authentication technologies and weak password protocols fail to evolve in parallel with data breaches.  So, enterprises are looking for methods to replace passwords, which has led to biometric authentication replacing passwords, or becoming a part of a two factor Single Sign On authentication.

There is no doubt that biometrics will eventually lead to a Single Sign On, it’s just a matter of question when. Biometrics are unique behavioral characteristics and traits that can be captured through voice, facial, iris, palm vein, finger vein or fingerprint recognition. Even twins have individual biometrics. Biometrics are not a password that can get stolen or forgotten, so it’s perfect for a Single Sign On method. It can even be used in combination with passwords.

The biometric technology is already available for enterprises and is more sophisticated than ever. The benefits of using biometrics for Single Sign On methods are beneficial both for the enterprises and end users. Users can conveniently authenticate themselves and stop fearing that their password can be hacked, while enterprises can easily reduce the difficulties that come from password management.
Secure Authentication – Biometrics are unique and can’t be shared, forged or duplicated.

Higher Accuracy – The right person has access to the right information.
Two-Factor Authentication – A Biometrics Single Sign On can be combined with a password.
No Need for Password Reset– Passwords can be a burden to remember, while biometrics are unique.
Ease of Use – Automated and fast identification recognition.
Cost Effective – Corporate data and assets are better protected.

The biometrics technology is very promising, and can easily lead to Single Sign On authentication methods much earlier than expected. That way users can be authenticated by their workstations or even personal computers to open a door, access control systems or even confirm bank transactions. All of these cases can become typical cases for biometric Single Sign On technology and replace weak and easily breached security protocols.

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