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How Biometric Authentication Poses New Challenges to Our Security and Privacy

The use of biometric data—an individual’s measurable physical and behavioral characteristics—isn’t new. Government and law enforcement agencies have long used it. ... Using biometric data to access our personal devices is increasing as a way to get around the limitations of the commonly used password-based mechanism: it’s easier, more convenient, and (theoretically) more secure. But biometric data can also be stolen and used in malicious ways.

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