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RE: Biometric question
From: "Nero, Nick" <Nick.Nero () disney com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 16:23:50 -0500

Fingerprints are not the best and they are low on the social acceptance
scale (People don't like them cause they identify fingerprinting with
law enforcement).  Hand geometry is very good and hard to fake, unless
like mentioned earlier someone wants in bad enough to take someone's
hand off.  Then you have a butcher and not really a data thief to worry

Hand geometry is quick, very reliable (low CER) and most people don't
have too much of a problem with it.  I use one daily and it is pretty
quick and painless. 

Nick Nero, CISSP

-----Original Message-----
From: ktyler () nautilus-ins com [mailto:ktyler () nautilus-ins com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 12:05 PM
To: Felix Cuello
Cc: security-basics () security-focus com
Subject: Re: Biometric question

Well it depends, how desperate somebody wants to get into the computer
room, e.g would they be willing to cut off your hand or pull out your
eyeball. I would think that finger prints would be the best. It is
considerably cheaper then a retinal scanning equipment.


                      felix () qodiga com

                      (Felix Cuello)           To:
security-basics () security-focus com                                      

                      11/06/2002 02:27         Subject:  Biometric



Hello list!

   I will work in a project where phisical security will be based on
   biometrics, in fact only will be based on fingerprints biometric.

   How secure are fingerprints?, what biometric are more secure? (voice,
   eye, ??? what else).

   I'm not a security expert :-)

   Thanks a lot,

   [my english is bad... please sorry :-)]

Felix Cuello
felix () qodiga com

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