Biometric security – good or bad?

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There is much talk in the IT press about how we can no longer rely on single factor identification (e.g. user name and password) and about how biometric security could be at least part of the answer; but for an alternative take on just how dangerous an over-reliance on biometric security may be, Alistair Dabbs’ recent will biometric security harm users? article in IT Week provides an interesting, if a touch alarmist, view on how this could all end up as an identity fraud victim’s worst nightmare.

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