Mobile IDs are starting to emerge in a big way around the world, and, naturally, they’re coming under increasing scrutiny. With respect to the latter development, the latest and most incisive development helps to illustrate why biometrics could play such an important role in mobile ID going forward.
One of the earliest efforts to pioneer digital driver’s licenses came from Australia’s New South Wales state in 2019. The regional government launched a mobile ID app that could be used as proof of identity in interactions with police and a range of commercial settings, as well as proof of age at bars and restaurants. Now, app security specialist Dvuln Labs has published an exposé showing not only that the app can be hacked and modified, but that it’s easy to do so.
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