As I read about the Kuwaiti government’s plan to test and log the DNA of everyone in that country, I was reminded of what a bad idea such schemes are.
It’s great for law enforcement, I guess, but it’s terrible for personal privacy and overall security.
What do I mean that it’s bad for security? Wouldn’t DNA be the ultimate biometric identifier? Wouldn’t using DNA on every system worldwide mark the end of cyber crime?[ Make threat intelligence meaningful: A 4-point plan. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter. ]

No, it would result in the exact opposite — and we’re almost there already.

Before I explain myself, let’s talk about all the ways DNA and other biometric identifiers are collected.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here