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Is Biometric authentication in reverse mode in Cloud a good bet?

Among many authentication modes for accessing resources over cloud, such as traditional authentication such as credentials, or muti-factor authentication, such as hardware tokens; the biggest issue is that they can be stolen, or mimicked. The traditional solutions available in market are mimicable and not fool proof, the hardware tokens, passwords etc. are easy to compromise. Also, the traditional approach towards the authentication process- first authentication via user credentials then use of any other mode of authentication such as hardware token- increases the attack surface.

How about reversing the above approach- first people who can prove who they are (Biometric) only can access the Login page. This will decrease the risk significantly as the login page will be available to a very few set of people rather than whole bunch.

So the steps are:
Biometric authentication- adding ‘what- you- are- factor’
Raises the security bar to the highest level
Challenging the traditional way of …