Following on from Heartbleed, there have been poorly judged calls from many to change all your passwords.
Quite rightly many are using this to say we have to do better than passwords. However, I heard one (nameless) commentator on BBC Radio 5 suggest using biometrics, citing the iPhone 5s; the BBC also refer to biometrics in their Heartbleed article.
Sir, you are confused!
I have used biometrics on my laptop for a while; it makes logging onto the laptop easier. It makes logging into some web sites easier.
But this does not solve my password issue.
Fundamentally, the biometric is used to release a password, that the underlying software then copies into the web site password box for you. The underlying security mechanism is still a password, so still vulnerable. In this context, sure, use biometrics, but for usability, not security.