Biometrics, the machete hack

Just when you thought biometrics was a way to protect data and cars, some folks have come up with an amazingly analog way of over-coming the problem. Chop someone’s finger, open the door to a car, a house or unlock their laptop. This happened to one poor accountant in Malaysia, who had the indignity of not only losing his brand new mercedes Benz, but also had his finger chopped off, so that the bandits could open the doors of the car, unlock it and drive away while poor Mr. Accountant bled and tried to count his losses. [ Read the story ]