In which your humble scribe explores brave new worlds.
So your humble editor has been exploring the worlds of trusted computing and biometrics, last few days. Seems there's a thought going 'round midst the powers that be at the editorial board that these are things a security site should cover.
I'm a crypto guy, mostly, most days. These things, they're new to me. So you might have to bear with us a few days, as we get up to speed, here.
Interesting stuff, tho'. Oddest thought yet out of biometrics: in some areas of the field, credential theft can be a real pain in... whatever part of the body they steal. Or steal an impression of. In systems design in biometrics, the thought often is you don't want the whole fingerprint in the system; you want to be able to verify the fingerprint scanned is the right one. Because if someone can steal the whole fingerprint from the database, somehow, that's bad news for whoever owns those fingerprints. Identity theft when you can't just call the credit card company and ask for new fingerprints, it's trouble.