[PLUG-TALK] Mobile phone security options

Vedanta Teacher orevedantateacher at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 11:26:05 PDT 2019

Just assume that you will permanently loose control of your fingerprint.
I'd never assume that it will only be held on a particular device. Your
fingerprint may be turned into a commodity like everything else (I've
received unsolicited calls from as far away as El Salvador & calls in
Mandarin Chinese).
Also this just came out:


And Angela Merkle of Germany lost her fingerprint to hackers by waiving to
a camera, having
a digital picture taken and hackers were able to steal her print from the

As a side note. Kaiser signed me up for a "Genetic data bank"  with out my
permission (it
may have been hidden in the ULA). I need to research HIPPA and the law
before I even
visit a doctor again.


Paul W.

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:23 PM Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>

> On Wed, 17 Apr 2019, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> > My experience in the Apple world is that having both enabled is good. The
> > fingerprint reader on my iPhone is faster at unlocking (and certainly
> more
> > convenient), but there are times when my hands are too wet, or my skin
> too
> > sodden, to successfully authenticate via fingerprint.
> >
> > The caveat is that my experience is on Apple hardware.
> Thanks, Paul.
> Perhaps it's the same with the Nokia.
> Regards,
> Rich
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