Frank Gregory, a professor of European Security at Southampton University in Britain, acknowledges the increase in security that biometric identification at border security checkpoints entails, however he is careful to point that the use of fraudulent travel documents is likely to continue, according to a Reuters article.
Gregory goes on to point to an ongoing race between security technology and people such as spies wherein each side is trying to get ahead of the other.
The remarks from the professor come following the suspicion by Dubai officials that Israeli spies using forged documents were responsible for the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel in January.
Gregory suspects part of the blame is to be placed on less attention from border control agents in the wake of biometric checkpoints speeding up foot traffic at border crossings. Additionally, he argues that various corrupt countries make it easier for those looking to defraud a biometric system to get identification cards that will fool the system.
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