Think fingerprint scanners are secure? Think again! Every time there's a positive advance in technology, there seems to be a criminal advance to match it. Using technology against technology, criminals can use high-resolution cameras to take a photo of your finger and build a print from it. The Chaos Computer Club hacking network proved this by cloning a German politician's fingerprint from a photo taken at a public news conference.
For some, it may already be too late. In April of 2015, more than 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen from the Federal Office of Personnel Management, with the online attackers obtaining ID and security clearance information, Social Security Numbers, and other personal information of U.S. government employees.
Long passphrases may be a hassle to remember, but unlike a fingerprint, at least it's usually easy to change them.
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