jueves, 28 de febrero de 2013
Good-bye Passwords! Hello Disaster!
According to this article, Paypal will soon adopt a new technology that will enable people to use, instead of those lousy, lowly, easy-to-hack passwords, that person's fingerprint.
Is this something to be cheered or looked forward with joy?
I mean, right now cyber criminals can give you lots of headaches if they get one of your passwords. Can you imagine what they can do if they get your very fingerprints? You'll use them also as passwords, don't forget.
During my Windows days, I got my Paypal account hacked and used for a small transaction. When I discovered it, I contacted Paypal and they, very professionally, after having investigated the issue, corrected the situation. But I was required to change my password, obviously.
What are they going to do in similar cases now? Will they ask people to change their fingerprints? :P
I don't have any problems with my passwords. Linux takes care of them very well. Why would I like to give my fingerprints to strangers all over the world?
This takes the idea of "no privacy over the Web" to a brand new level!
It seems that laziness and ignorance, combined with technology, are causing some parts of our brains to go dormant. We have smart phones, smart watches, soon smart glasses...but no smart minds. When will they invent an app to wake up our brains?