Michał Górny mgorny at
Mon May 25 10:24:08 CEST 2020

On Mon, 2020-05-25 at 10:01 +0200, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> On 25/05/2020 09:47, Michał Górny wrote:
> > ...and that's really a good thing they can do that instead of choosing
> > a more painful way of getting your fingerprints.
> How is that an advantage compared to passphrases? As soon as someone
> threatens to go all XKCD 538 on you[1], just give them your passphrase.
> No need to lend them your finger, either with or without you still
> attached.
> If this is your threat model, you need more than encryption or
> biometrics.
> ... unless your whole comment was as serious as my comment about plastic
> surgery of course :-) ...

It was.

> More seriously, biometrics might be a nice deterrant to the casual
> opportunistic curious peeker. It's quick, a finger swipe takes less time
> and effort than a good passphrase. But it's not proper security in my
> book.

I wholeheartedly agree with you.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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