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One point that is missed here is that bio-metrics are just really long passwords. They are convenient because you do not have to remember them but they suffer from all the limits of passwords. For example, if I capture the stream that makes up a fingerprint or iris, I can replay it. This is more of an issue on unsecured networks like the Internet, The Pentagon has a secure network that would make it hard for me to replay the captured stream. So, the real problem is what do you do if your bio-metric signature is compromised? I can change a password, change my iris is not so easy.

I think the best solution is a smart phone application that generates keys that are authenticated by a third party will be the solution for internet authentication. So I go to my banks web site, my smart phone provides the site with a key via blue tooth, and the bank asks a company like Verisign to validate my identity.
Posted by OwlSaver | Tuesday, January 08 2013 at 11:11AM ET
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