Nothings perfect but I still believe a fingerprint is better than a simple pin (especially 4 digits). I've dazzled my coworkers by unlocking their PIN-enabled smart-phones when they leave them lying around. I can't do that with fingerprint-only locked ones (unless the person falls asleep and doesn't awake when I press the phone against their finger).flamesabers wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:55 pmBio-metrics has its own set of vulnerabilities. The system may not recognize your fingerprints for a reading or might incorrectly give access to an unauthorized person.DaftInvestor wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:39 pmEasy and Secure aren't always necessarily opposites. Unlocking my phone with my fingerprint is more secure that a 4-digit pin and also happens to be easier (at least for me).ResearchMed wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:52 amIt's tricky.Pajamas wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:47 amI agree but also believe that it will be easier and cheaper to freeze and unfreeze your credit in the near future.
If it's easier for *you* to freeze and especially unfreeze credit, then it's likely to be easier for those "others", too.
If you were a victim of the OPM breach, your fingerprints could have been stolen and recreated with a rubber mold by using a 3-D printer. Even if you weren't impacted by that breach, you leave your fingerprints on everything you touch, assuming you don't wear gloves all the time.
Also, unlike a PIN, you can't change your fingerprints.
In any case - assuming example was perhaps bad and can be argued - my point was - easier doesn't always translate to less secure.