“The problem with biometrics is that, unlike passwords or PIN codes that can be easily modified in case of commitment, it is impossible to change the image of the fingerprint or the iris”, warn from Kaspersky Lab.

There are those who see the biometric identification systems, such as scanning fingerprints or the identification of the iris, a safe alternative with which to replace the traditional passwords. But security specialists are not listed as safe on their inviolability.

Kaspersky Lab has been researching on the possibilities of a violation of the new methods for authentication of users and has come to the conclusion that you are developing skimmers to at least made with fingerprints of the people. This is something that affects the financial activity and the shield of atms, that take time being a target of cybercriminals. A few criminals that have so far been dedicated to clone bank cards.

In particular, Kaspersky Lab has detected that a dozen vendors of this new type of skimmers in the black market. The skimmers are, as defined by this company, “homemade devices attached to an atm, capable of stealing information from the magnetic stripe and PIN code of the card with the help of a PIN pad fake an atm or a web camera,”.

in Addition, there would be at least three sellers who are also trying to give life to devices capable of capturing the information that manage the systems for the recognition of the veins of the hands and also of those who study the eye. And since you are discussing about the combination of mobile applications and masks from the photographs that people post on their networks of society, with the mission of tweaking the operation of the tools of facial recognition.

“The problem with biometrics is that, unlike passwords or PIN codes that can easily be modified in case of commitment, it is impossible to change the image of the fingerprint or the iris”, warns Olga Kochetova, safety expert at Kaspersky Lab.

“therefore”, reason, Kochetova, “if the data just committed once, it will not be safe to use that method of authentication of new. That is why it is very important to keep these data securely and transmit it securely. The biometric data are also recorded in the passports modern -so-called e-passport– and visas. So, if an attacker steals an electronic passport, have not only the document, but also the biometric data of that person. is Have stolen the identity of a person,”.