I meant fingerprint for an additional security layer, not the replacement of passwords like many devices do today.
About the camera, the reason is it’s pretty useless, my friend and I had never use the webcam in our whole life, we don’t know why that spying thing appear on every laptop.
The primary flaw I see with Biometrics as a security layer is this:
If a password is compromised you change it.
If a device (badge/tag/whatever) is compromised you replace it.
If a finger is compromised… You have at best 9 others before you are stuck using a compromised factor?
And fingerprint is kind of your best case biometric, after all, you really only get one face, one set of iris…
While there is something to be said for the convenience of biometrics, enabling and encouraging their use is, in my opinion, leading toward a less secure environment where security gets compromised en mass with no desire for remediation because of the inconvenience of using something else.
I’ve said it before, but let me repeat: Your biometrics data is public. Especially the kind of data that is required for sensors in a smartphone. Someone takes a picture of you with a mid-range smartphone camera, and lo and behold, face, iris recorded and ready to use. I won’t be surprised by the report that fingerprints can be reconstructed from a photo of outstretched hand, taken from half a mile away with some suitable zoom.
So what are you going to do, wear mask and gloves on Summer? Or never shake hands in public?
i prefer the Vulcan salute “live long and prosper !” the rest is not so weird … people in China wear it at peak pollution hours just like Middle-Eastern women cover their face …
thou shall merit to see my face ! muahahaha
Therein lies the problem. You may never use it but other people do use it. So there ought to be a strong reason to get rid of it. As others have said, Purism serves a small market. It may not be economically viable to have too many variant configurations.
The other side of the coin is the fingerprint reader. My laptop has a fingerprint reader on it. I have never used it. I don’t intend to use it ever. I am not asking the vendor to remove it however. I am happy to ignore it.
Many years ago, the finger print of Schäuble was taken from a glas and fake finger tips distributed by the CCC. Some years later, the iris of chancellor Merkel and the finger print of von der Leyen were extracted from photos. German article.