[lug] Installfest next Saturday.

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Mon Aug 21 16:31:40 MDT 2006

Nate Duehr wrote:
> Biometrics would work better for this.  Key encrypted on disk, BIOS 
> unencrypts if biometrics match.

I heard a long time ago that biometrics for authentication were a bad 
idea.  Identification, sure.  I'd accept them for part of a two part 
authentication system.  But they just seem too hard to change if they 
get compromised.

> I guess I "get it" but I don't think it adds as much value as people 
> think... ?
> Mental note to self: Stop losing laptops.

SANS is pushing hard for encrypted laptop drives.  Every week they have 
a story of "lost a laptop with personal info for N people on it" (N > 
100k).  But it isn't for everybody.


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