I was reading some of the ever increasing material relating to identity theft and ran across an article that I wanted to share. Apparently there has been a sharp increase of fraudulent identification being given to police and state troopers when they are pulling people over in traffic stops and at driver’s license examination stations.
Imagine getting a speeding ticket in the mail or having your auto insurance go up because someone falsely used your information when they were pulled over or committed a crime.
I wonder if the police will ever consider making drivers licenses into a multi-factor credential similar to how ATM cards work. With ATM cards, you have to have the card and know a PIN number in order to use it. That way when you presented your drivers license you would have to tell the policeman something that he could check to ensure that you were really you. I am sure that this approach could be easily bypassed as well.
Bill Murray leads the IT Risk Security and Compliance team at Westfield Insurance. Sharing Knowledge. Building Trust