I did offer a solution: a special key that appears to work for a whle
but informs other parties that there were some problems ;-)

On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 09:21:24PM -0400, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
> Paul D. Robertson wrote:
> >I don't think a wrist is that much more trouble than a finger to a
> >machette

>
> I know you're just being funny, but this all misses an important
> point: against an opponent that is willing to physically attack,
> threaten, or torture you ALL authentication systems
> are worthless. Especially if you assume a level of indirection
> can be added (I.e.: "log me into the system or your child dies.")
>
> There's only so good it's worth making these things. My problem
> with biometrics is that they're not even *that* good without a
> heck of a lot of extra mechanisms and tweakage. Biometrics
> are really only good if you, ummm.... sell biometrics.
>
> mjr.
>
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