US fingerprint authentication outfit DigitalPersona has acquired Georgia-based Identity Stream, which offers a turnkey biometric system for core banking users.
According to Forbes the iPhone 5s fingerprint reader has been defeated already without great difficulty. A fingerprint might reasonably substitute for a username, but not for a password. Passwords shouldn't be easy to steal, and to steal someone's fingerprint
you just need something shiny they've touched. You don't need to chop off their finger. Passwords should be changeable and you can't change your fingerprint.
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