When are these biometrics people going to get over themselves? I am so sick of hearing about how retina scans, thumbprint recognition, and other crap is going to make users' data more safe. How about keeping users safe? If you have access to some really sensitive data, and Sammy the Bull has you backed in a corner with Glock and a penknife so that he can get what he needs to beat your retina scan, is that "safe"? Until they can prove that these systems won't recognize dead tissue, I'd rather not use parts of my body as passwords. If that all sounds a bit too James Bond, think about something as simple as ATMs using thumbprint recognition. If somebody mugged me, I'd feel much better knowing that all he was after was my card - hell, I'd even give him the PIN. :) http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-2066437.html Granted, like voice recognition, this one does require a living user. That makes it better than thumbprints, etc., but then you have the same issues as with voice recognition, namely user variance. If you catch a nasty cold or break your finger, I guess you just don't get to listen to your MP3s for awhile. TVB ====================================================================== Observation attributed to Prof. Robert Wilensky of the University of California at Berkeley: "We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."