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    Fingerprints Instead of Passwords --Safe, or Not?

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    Maybe there's something better out there - nano-scale 'fingerprint'

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    Authentication by DNA will become common, mark my words. Link

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    And what happens if you flush and are not authenticated? You buy Cyber Plumber??
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    The finger print reader is still a decent way to go considering that hacking one would
    be considered a tad bit too sophisticated for your average hacker.
    It figures more in line with the level of sophistication involved with political or industrial espionage.

    I don't know about you, but hacking into some random average shrub's system just isn't worth that kind of effort.
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