[LINK] SMH: 'Backlash fear sparks ID card rethink'
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Fri Mar 16 19:38:15 AEDT 2007
At 11:15 AM 16/03/2007, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>Rick Welykochy wrote:
>>Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>>The episode featured a killer masquerading as a terrorist to divert
>>police away from what he was really up to at Copenhagen Airport.
>>What was chilling was the ease with which the killer gained access to
>>all areas in the airport. Staff carried ID cards on their person. All
>>the killer had to do was disable a staff member, grab the ID card and
>>away he went.
>>What struck me was that there was too much power vested in such a
>>card, and it can easily be stolen by force and abused. It would seem
>>to me that an additional authentication and authorisation process
>>is required, perhaps using a retinal scan or thumbprint. Although
>>would you as an airport worker want your eye gouged out by a criminal
>>who wants to use your ID card?
>Airport management would be against additional authentication and
>authorisation because of the increased costs and reduced productivity that
>would result. Let's face it, they bitch about the current ASIC process...
What is needed is biometric comparisons! You need retinal scans, finger
print scanners and facial recognition!
Ten the killer could really go on a spree, rip out the eyes, chop off the
fingers and do a Hanibal Lector on the face!
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