Biometrics Data is Vulnerable, Warn Experts

Nasir Memon, Polytechnic Institute of NYU professor of computer science and engineering, and a recognized cybersecurity expert, weighs in on the security of biometric data:

The real threat of misused biometric data is still in the future, says Nasir Memon of New York University's Polytechnic Institute, in Brooklyn. Right now, the privacy of credit card and Social Security numbers is more important than one's biometric data.

"At this stage, it's an interesting problem," he says. "But as [biometrics] start getting deployed more, threats will emerge.

"When the Internet was first being used, people didn't worry much about security either," he says.

"[Internet] security was an 'interesting problem' then too."