Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Brute Force: Now with less brutality

from here and here

My fingers are resting just a little bit easier knowing that there are now attacks against fingerprint authentication that involve a dictionary of digitized fingerprints. I'd just as soon the vulnerabilities involved not get fixed as that would force attackers back to using less civilized means. 

I suppose it might be more accurate to call it a dictionary attack rather than a brute force attack, but what do I know?