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by Paul Kerstein

ID Cards a Recipe for Disaster?

Oct 19, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Microsoft UK National Technology Officer Jerry Fishenden warns that thepush for a national ID card in Great Britain could lead to identityfraud on a gigantic scale unlike anything that has been seen before. The Registerreports that Fishenden points out that credit card information can bereplaced, but if a criminal gets a hold of biometric information likefingerprints, that can’t be replaced. In addition to the currentscheme, Fishenden also took issue with keeping the data all in one”protected” place, also known as the “honeypot effect,” becausecriminals only have to go to one place to reap huge rewards. Read more.

By Paul L. Kerstein