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Is Biometrics Fit for KYC?

12 Apr 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Debesh Choudhury

Biometrics is convenient but lowers security. Biometrics recognition is inherently probabilistic and can't yield deterministic "yes/no" results like text passwords/PINs. I created a GIF using the title text and an image by Biometrics may compromis...

Digital identity verification: enhancing security in online transactions

22 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Sheepy

In the digital era, particularly in sectors like iGaming and cryptocurrency, the security of online transactions is a crucial concern. With the expansion of fintech and the increasing reliance on online platforms for financial activities, robust digi...

Biometrics is a Multi-Billion Dollar Security Hole

25 Jan 2024 2 minute read 11 comments Debesh Choudhury

What is biometrics? Biometrics involves the utilization of distinct physiological or behavioral traits of humans to authenticate or identify individuals. However, biometrics authentication technology is inherently probabilistic, and unreliable,...

India's Digital Identity System Aadhaar Data Breached Again!

7 Nov 2023 2 minute read 4 comments Debesh Choudhury

Massive data breach of a national digital ID system! India's Digital Identity system Aadhaar's recent data breach made it clear that Aadhaar is highly security vulnerable and a broken ID system! More than 81 crores (0.81 billion) of Indian citizens'...

Delink Aadhaar From Your Indian Bank Accounts

27 Sep 2023 2 minute read 12 comments Debesh Choudhury

Aadhaar is a broken digital identity project of India! Adopting biometrics as an authentication factor made Aadhaar a pain for Indian citizens! They lose money almost every day from their bank accounts! Daily, poor citizens lose money from their...

What is More Valuable, Privacy or Security?

30 Aug 2023 2 minute read 7 comments Debesh Choudhury

Privacy and security are concerns with the people's data collected/harvested by digital identity service providers, government bodies, and private corporations. Both privacy and security are important for all Internet users. I raise a question....

Argentinian, Kenyan and Other Agencies Investigate WorldCoin's Use of Biometrics and Personal Data

22 Aug 2023 4 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

On the 27th of July, the most excellent Cryptogod brought us news of WorldCoin (the cryptocurrency project using biometric iris/retina scanners to determine humanity), in his post titled Vitalik Buterin Concerned over WorldCoin. In the course of the...

Biometrics is a Security HOLE on the Worldcoin Crypto Project

9 Aug 2023 3 minute read 12 comments Debesh Choudhury

OpenAI co-founder and CEO Sam Altman put himself inside a biometrics crypto trap. Tech millionaire (or billionaire) Sam Altman's start-up Worldcoin emerged from stealth mode and offered free cryptocurrency to global citizens who verify their account...

Biometrics is Not a Fallacy But Compromises Security

22 Jul 2023 4 minute read 5 comments Debesh Choudhury

Biometrics has been a subject of my applied research for more than ten years. I started carrying out three-dimensional (3D) object recognition in the winter of 2000. Then I was on a postdoctoral research stint at the University of Electro-Communicat...

Coinbase Faces Lawsuit for Breaking Biometrics Privacy Law

3 May 2023 1 minute read 7 comments Debesh Choudhury

Biometrics is a technology hype that propagates on the Internet. The big tech corporations supported by the mainstream news media regularly make false propaganda that "biometrics improves security." On the contrary, biometrics is a security-lower...