FBI Forced Suspect to Unlock His iPhoneX Through Face ID

engadget.com/2018/10/01/fbi-fa

This is why biometrics are NOT secure. Biometrics should be treated as a UserID, and NOT as a password

#privacy #biometrics #security #cybersecurity

@matt

seriously.

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.

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@salixlucida

@matt
This makes sense.

Best kind of security is like a secret society: " in plain sight"?

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.

@QuantumHemp @salixlucida it's no theory. You can copy a key based off of a photo. So all you need is a good enough optical lens and you can make out a key at almost any distance (up to a point though, as physics will get in the way)

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