Stealing Fingerprints

    Date02 Oct 2015
    CategoryPrivacy
    1819
    Posted ByDave Wreski

    The news from the Office of Personnel Management hack keeps getting worse. In addition to the personal records of over 20 million US government employees, we've now learned that the hackers stole fingerprint files for 5.6 million of them.

    This is fundamentally different from the data thefts we regularly read about in the news, and should give us pause before we entrust our biometric data to large networked databases.

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