If you only read one post today, pay attention to this one... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
I've been cautioning people about this aspect of using biometrics for credentials for a few years now.
Sure, it may lend itself to secure authentication, yet it also lends itself to search and seizure w/o the constitutional requirements of a warrant signed by a judge. i.e., a court order is required to compel one to divulge a password, or at the very least unlock a device such as a laptop or mobile device using that person's password.
If you're arrested, law enforcement personnel do not have the authority to demand you divulge such information, or require you to use your passwords to grant them access to your assets. Only a judge can do that.
They can however, force you to roll out your fingers to be printed and entered into a fingerprint database, and for if arrested for an alleged felony, collect DNA from a suspect.
What this means, is that in the United States, if you lock your phone with a biometric key, such as a fingerprint, cops can hold you down and physically force your hand (yes, pundit) to unlock your phone, making all of the contents of that device available to them.
Here's the relevantt verbiage in this ARS Technica article that glosses over this fact that most folks aren't even aware of...
To wit: if you lock your phone with a fingerprint, it isn't locked at all if you're ever arrested for something even as common as a DUI.
"While courts aren’t unanimous, they frequently grant more latitude to defendants who refuse to divulge passwords, since doing so amounts to testifying against oneself. Biometric information, by contrast, is often regarded as evidence that investigators can confiscate."
The way they put it in this article, it doesn't sound as vile and all encompassing in scope as it actually is in reality - go read up more on this, US Circuit courts have already long since ruled on this, so it is in fact De jure.
I'll say this one more time: "If you are arrested for ANYTHING, and you lock your phone with a biometric key of any kind, Law enforcement is entitled to freely access ALL of your data without any additional cause.
Unless you want to be their bitch, Don't do it.#search_and_seizure #iris_scan
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