Fingerprint Memory Drives Flawed

One would imagine that a fingerprint reader on a memory stick or hard drive was a guarantee of security. Those of us in technology for any period of time know that security in any market is more journey than destination.

In this case, many biometrics enabled memory sticks rely on software on the computer as opposed to the stick itself for part of the authentication.

The problem is that this is an easy solution to hack if you get a determined hacker.

Still, having a fingerprint reader is better than nothing. Especially if you aren’t really protecting trade secrets. For the typical company this probably isn’t such a big deal.

So now that you know, be careful… It’s a dangerous world out there.

[heise Security]

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