Our Bodies, Our Security: Biometrics vs. Passwords


Text-based usernames and password pairs should be replaced with biometric credentialing, such as vein recognition and ingestible security tokens, suggests Johnathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism. Celebrities have been mortified, Sony Pictures Entertainment brought to its knees, and Home Depot sent scrambling to EuroPay Mastercard Visa’s chip and pin earlier than mandated. Had biometric authentication been in place to protect the targeted parties, one or more of those cyberattacks would have been locked out at the gates.

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Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.



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