NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, October 21, 2013

Touch ID: Biometrics Don't Make For Good Passwords Posted by Sean @ 13:12 GMT

There's an Apple event scheduled for tomorrow which will showcase this year's iPad lineup. Among the more credible rumors is that at least one version of the iPad will include Apple's Touch ID, its fingerprint identity sensor.

iPad Mini 2

And so it seems somewhat inevitable that all of our "smart" devices will soon include fingerprint readers.

That being the case, we strongly recommend the following by @dustinkirkland:

  •  Fingerprints are Usernames, not Passwords

We welcome intelligent use of biometrics — but not biometric passwords.

Updated to add: Well, no Touch ID this time. Fine with us.