Believing, Seeing, Reduxing

April 21, 2004

It’s amazing what you can accomplish with this internet thing. Not sure about how good fingerprits, well why not, I asked myself, just ask somebody who might know?

So I e-mailed one of the world’s premier security gurus, and asked.

From: Bruce Schneier <>
Subject: Re: Biometrics as unique identifiers.

They're not really unique identifiers. The more research that is done, the
more it seems that they are not unique at all.

However, they are unique enough for many purposes.

Two points, then:

  • I’m now curious about where “good enough” meets “reasonable doubt”.
  • I heart the internet.