2018 has been the year that wax hands, plastic faces and AI-created fingerprints have all got the better of biometrics
Everyone knows that passwords are, generally speaking, a pretty crap way to authenticate a user; but are biometrics as secure as people think? It is increasingly becoming clear that the answer is no. Assuming that you thought biometrics were somehow infallible or at least un-foolable, that is. Everything from a 3D-printed face through to fake fingerprints created by an AI network have fooled biometric security measures. Now a hand made of wax has beaten two leading vein authentication systems which is perhaps the most worrying yet.