I came across this article today that discussed how banks are aggressively moving towards bio-metric authentication methods while cyber criminals are already coming up and testing ways to defeat these. For the last few years banks have been trying to find another authentication method to protect their pin authenticated ATMs from skimmers. The banks have started to install fingerprint, facial, and palm nerve scanners on ATMs to provide an additional layer of security. Criminals are already implementing ways to fool these scanners. It can be very concerning if your bio-metric security is compromised since you cannot just change it like a password.
It’s a perfect example of how difficult it is to stay ahead of the cyber crime. Bio-metrics technology has been around for quite some time but is just beginning to be rolled out for this use and we already have to determine what’s next from here.