The Security of Biometrics: Two Screws and a Plastic Cover - Access Control System

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This is a closeup of the access control system. Nearly all ACSes rely on a legacy protocol called Wiegand. The Wiegand protocol is, Franken said, a) in plain text, b) easily intercepted, c) easily replayed, d) includes output from biometric readers, and e
 
You can press your eyeballs into retina scanners or you can just swipe a proximity card across a reader and have it beep and flash green at you to let you into ... well, a secure section of an airport, say. Unfortunately, these systems are all laughably eas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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