From biometrics to Dridex in Europe and a fascinating insight into how different nations pay for things online – this week’s security review is a busy one.
Consumers in the UK would be happy to share their DNA if it would help secure their financial and personal information, according to a new report.
Smartphone authentication: is biometric technology ready to replace PINs and passwords?
A security expert has had a computer chip designed for tracking cows implanted into his hand by an ‘unlicensed amateur’ to hack phones from underneath the skin, reports Gizmodo.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and other ‘unnamed Android devices’ are vulnerable to having the fingerprints they use for authentication cloned by hackers, reports Gizmodo.
A British bank has been trialling a different type of biometrics, allowing their customers to confirm their identity via heartbeat according to the BBC.
Ride-sharing taxi apps Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have been asked by US lawmakers to adopt fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers,
Sky News reports that the United States military is investing heavily in new identify verification techniques that could replace passwords and biometric solutions for security.
Fingerprint biometrics are entering the mainstream as a security measure, with both Apple and Samsung relying on readers to secure their flagship phones – but biometrics may not be as secure as many believe.
The ride-sharing app Uber has unveiled new security plans to screen drivers, helping ensure passenger safety, Engadget reports.
The former head of the UK’s government’s communications agency GCHQ has issued warnings over the privacy of the biometric security increasingly favored in top-end mobile phones and other devices, Computing reports.
Facial recognition is booming, with the market expected to grow from $1.92 billion to $6.5 billion in 2018 – and invading markets such as dating, with Match.com integrating a service which finds users dates based on their exes.
A bank is to allow remote log-ons using a hi-tech vein-scanning biometric system for large corporate accounts. The bank security system, using Hitachi’s VeinHD scanner, will be available to corporate customers from next year.
Another major phone brand has added biometric security to a flagship smartphone as Huawei unveiled the ultra-thin Mate P7, complete with a rather unique fingerprint scanner, at Berlin’s IFA 2014 show.
Biometrics are touted as a replacement for the passwords and PINs we all know and hate – and Intel’s new earbuds could be the most discreet way of authenticating a user ever.
New facial recognition technology which can instantly identify people from any digital image in seconds is being trialled in the UK for the first time.
A new smartwatch, Fidelys, aims to bring a new level of biometric security to our lives with an ultra-secure infrared iris-scanning camera – putting the fingerprint swipe pads of phones such as iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in the shade.