Biometric Verification as Identity Theft Protection

November 7, 2016 | Views: 1878

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As a cyber security expert doing a lot of research I’ve found a solution for identity theft.

A security step added for identity verification which is known, but not added as a process in either the industries or governments of many countries

We all know that by using foot- printing and reconnaissance methods, a hacker can access SSNs, personal information, addresses, and any other of the victim’s identifying info, then use loopholes to commit identity theft.

I recommend using a biometric verification procedure to confirm someone’s identity before they are issued official documents such as; driver’s license, passport, SSN or degree certificates.

Biometric confirmation of your ID could be done at places like local police stations and official offices.  In this way, identity thieves can be prevented from acquiring false documents in someone else’s name.


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  1. I would use a biometric concept in a business model people are willing to pay for. For example Japan has a mobile service that allows you to make a payment from your phone based on an eye scan. Also there is another payment application I’ve came across that uses selfies to make a payment transaction. This would be more of a solution for a security firm to offer customers that are aware of the privacy act and wouldn’t mind using this for stored sensitive info maybe.

  2. Do people not read about high-profile ‘breaches’? Biometric data is useless as a password. A couple of years ago a US company was breached and millions of biometric data was stolen. Hence why we still rely on the good old password!

    Nice try though!

  3. I understand where you are coming from from a security standpoint, however in the US, this would be a major issue with with privacy and freedom. Forcing everyone to register their fingerprints, DNA, eye scan, face scan… would never fly here. Yes, it may help cut down on ID theft, but would require everyone to “Register”.

    As it stands now, if you use bio-metrics (fingerprints) to lock a cell phone, you can be forced to unlock it via a subpoena, where if it is locked with a password, you can claim the 5th amendment and refuse to unlock it. The 5th amendment will not stand against bio-metrics.

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