05 Dec 2019

Artificial Fingerprint Ring Could Combat Biometric Data Theft

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, Swedish 3D accessory designer Benjamin Waye, and creative agency Archetype have teamed up to create a ring that could provide an alternative option to using human fingerprints. The ring could also solve the issue of what to do if your biometric data is stolen. The jewelry consists

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04 Nov 2019

Hackers Claim ‘Any’ Smartphone Fingerprint Lock Can Be Broken In 20 Minutes

Security researchers with Tencent’s X-Lab have found a way to use photographs of fingerprints in order to beat the fingerprint scanner on virtually all Android phones as well as iPhone 8 and older iPhone devices. Moreover, a demonstration of the technique at the GeekPwn 2019 conference in Shanghai showed that

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14 Oct 2019

New Samsung Warning: Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Reader Hit By ‘Security Breach’

The in-display fingerprint reader in Samsung Galaxy S10 devices can easily be bypassed via a cheap gel protector manufactured by a third-party, a user recently discovered. In response, Samsung is warning customers to use only “Samsung authorized accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products.” The third-party gel protector was designed to

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18 Sep 2019

33% of executives don’t trust their organization to protect employee data

One in three US executives are not confident that their company can keep the private information of staff members out of the hands of cybercriminals, a new Dell survey covering 42 countries reveals. The global average is 29%, with executives in South Korea (51%) and Singapore (42%) reporting the highest

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14 Aug 2019

New Data Breach Has Exposed Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Records: Report

A new report by security researchers at Vpnmentor warns that Suprema, a self-declared “leading global provider of biometrics and security,” has left a massive biometric database exposed to the Internet. While the impact of the leak is not immediately clear, the report indicates that anyone with an Internet connection could

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01 Aug 2019

More Companies Don’t Rely on Passwords Alone Anymore

A new survey by ThumbSignIn, One World Identity and Gluu indicates that while most businesses no longer merely use passwords to secure their data, a significant number (40%) still do. 36% of companies use passwords with two factor authentication (2FA). However, 2FA is often still a relatively weak form of authentication,

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08 Jul 2019

Most organizations plan to adopt new authentication solutions within two years

A new MobileIron survey identifies a combination of mobile device authentication with biometric-based access as the best method for replacing passwords. The report also underscores the need for organization to get rid of passwords, since 90% of companies in the survey were put at risk last year as the result

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19 Jun 2019

Insecure password memory aids: A passwordless future could be the solution

A new survey by Okta shows that many employees are open to passwordless authentication. For example, 70% of employees think that the adoption of biometrics would benefit their organization. According to Dr. Maria Bada of Cambridge University, the research indicates that many employees dislike passwords because they “can experience negative emotions

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02 May 2019

Consumers increasingly deploying biometrics as PINs and passwords continue to fail

Today is World Password Day. For this occasion, Nuance released new research showing that resistance against biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint scanners and facial recognition solutions is declining, while frustration over password use remains. Almost two out of three (64%) UK residents feel comfortable using this technology and over

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16 Jan 2019

Judge: Law Enforcement Can’t Force Suspects to Unlock iPhones with FaceID

According to a new ruling by a U.S. federal judge, law enforcement officials are not authorized to compel suspects to unlock personal devices protected by biometric authentication, such as fingerprint scanners, facial recognition and vein authentication. The judge of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Fourth and Fifth Amendments

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