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Amiag wrote:
honestly these stories are becoming a little hard to believe lol, next guy is gonna tell how he hacked into the pentagon with a paper clip

Me saying how I was being offered $3.50 per hour to testify against the person mentioned in the above story (though for a different incident entirely) on the 22nd of last month here, then appears in media a few days later here. Though for the record, the bank I was talking about wasn't Nordea, and we told them exactly what we did and how we did it so they could fix it.

The point was, most affordable biometrics systems are completely useless compared to a good password with solid protection. I stand by that assertion.
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Last edited by MonstaMunch on September 11, 2014 3:36 PM
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Amiag wrote:
biometrics isnt a substitution for passwords but an addition to it.


Cheap biometrics are just crap. I remember going in to a bank which was a client of mine with one of my employees who happened to be a notorious hacker. He let us in to the "secure" top floor office, where the guy we were dealing with looked shocked at which side of the "secure" door we were on.

The simple explanation was that the guy I was with had shoulder surfed the security who let us through the first door on the ground floor, then used the same code on the floor we were on, and spent a few seconds breathing hard on the fingerprint scanner while using a piece of paper like a funnel (the lock required both a code and a scan).

And that was a bank.... Granted it was a long time ago and one would hope things have improved since then, but imo all that stuff just leads to false sense of security. Nothing beats a solid password afaik.
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Why do people say "let everyone have their own beliefs"?

Because not allowing people to have their own beliefs would be fascist by definition, and the "people" you refer to generally see fascism as a greater evil than freedom of religion.

Edit: I think a better question would be "should we be tolerant to intolerant belief systems", or "is being tolerant towards intolerance a sign of tolerance or intolerance?". I don't have the answers to that, but it is something I give a lot of thought to.
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Last edited by MonstaMunch on September 10, 2014 8:23 AM