Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Hacking in the 21st century

I was discussing the rise of biometric readers with a colleague yesterday. One application of the same is to basically scan your thumb print each time so that you don't have to remember your password.

Made me think. A new wicked way of breaking into someone' s system would be to take an axe and chop off someone's thumb. That would give a new definition to the term 'hacking' as we know it :-) Hackers of the world, please take note.

Now that I think of it, wasn't the concept explored in 'Minority Report'. Remember the eyeball replacement surgery on Tom Cruise?


Avinash said...

Yup. That hacker PJ was a bit sick. BTW this idea has been used in Die Another Day when Halle Berry chops off the villians hand in order to use it to open the door. BTW u shud know that MS is trying to come up with a fingerprint reading keyboard and mouse.

Parth said...

Where do you think I got the idea from?