I'm actually on holidays and of course I come across those fingerprint biometric readers which are being fooled with special tape enabling travelers to perhaps use your identity along with your fingerprints. Terrorists, prostitutes and all manner of criminals
continue to roam the world using other people's identities. Good idea that one, just ask the Japanese.
So much for those biometric fingerprint scanners they spent millions on at the airports.
SSL has also been broken. That's right, hackers can fools your customers into believing they are on your genuine online banking site, padlock and all. And that's the least of it.
Not good news for online banking.
This year will be an interesting year for identity and authentication. Currently it looks like there isn't any identity, with passport skimming, SSL spoofing and even biometric fingerprint readers fooled, leaving all current identity schemes virtually worthless.
It's getting boring that technology has become so predictable.
It isn't going to be easy rebuilding trust using dodgy gadgets and snake-oil.
I'm back to my holiday and hoping the bottles for the new vintage will have arrived by the time I get back. Something to look forward to.
I predict it will be a very good year.