Scan Your Date's Photo to Check if He Is A Sex Offender A few years ago I attended an annual conference of Balkan political leaders. Middle-aged men filled the room. In the back a younger woman who could certainly have adorned the cover of a fashion magazine stood out in...
Apr 10 2014, 7:21am CDT
How Secure is Your Health Data? By Julie Steele Dr. Andrew Litt, Chief Medical Officer at Dell, made a thoughtful blog post last week about the trade-offs inherent in designing for both the security and accessibility of medical data, especially in an...
Feb 6 2014, 8:10am CST
Forget Fingerprints, Your Face Is A Security Key No system is unhackable. But to hear Hector Hoyos describe his company’s latest security offering, it’s hard to imagine cyber-intruders easily breaking through the barriers he’s created. He’s unveiling it to the world...
Jan 7 2014, 7:56am CST
Companies Showcase Biometric Alternatives To User Passwords Last month I wrote about Google's efforts to provide a secure, easy to use, alternative to user-generated passwords. I noted that this effort has the potential to fundamentally alter the way consumers safeguard their...
Dec 20 2013, 4:51pm CST
iPhone 5S ID Can be Stolen Via a Fingerprint Spoof The chances of having your fingerprint identity stolen have increased ever since Apple came out with its latest iPhone. Fingerprint spoof can lead to ID theft according to German researchers. It is a new form of hacking which threatens users especially with regards to their personal information.
Oct 4 2013, 9:12am CDT
Apple’s Fingerprint Authentication is Against Fifth Amendment Apple’s new iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner has just come up against some laws that protect the rights of the individual (even if he or she is a criminal). Its fingerprint authentication makes a travesty of the 5th Amendment that is enshrined in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Sep 14 2013, 5:21am CDT
Apple's Touch ID System won’t Store Fingerprints Apple’s Touch ID System on its iPhone 5S won’t store real images of fingerprints at all. Moist, sweaty or have some lotion on finger can also damage the locking system. Furthermore, scarred fingerprints too are out of bounds. This new problem has just cropped up and needs to be resolved.
Sep 12 2013, 4:09am CDT
Passwords are Dead, Replaced by Fingerprint Scanners and More With hackers and other lowlife elements hiding among the wilderness that is the Internet, usernames and passwords have become old hat. The death of the password is the birth of the biometric code. Machines are made that use touch, voice and heartbeat security locks like new iPhone with fingerprint scanner.
Sep 11 2013, 8:10am CDT
iPhone 5S To Bring Fingerprint Scanners to All Consumer Electronics Fingerprint scanners on computers and smartphones are a not a new thing. First devices have been on the market a decade ago. Problem was that they did not work reliably. If Apple managed to develop a fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S that works every time than there will be a massive Fingerprint revolution in consumer electronics.
Sep 10 2013, 5:57am CDT
Apricorn Offers Up Aegis Bio Encrypted HDD Data security is very important today both for the general consumer and for the business user. A bunch of lost personal information is begging identity theft and lost corporate data can result in you being fired or the...
Jul 15 2010, 12:51pm CDT
The iWallet: A Stocking Stuffer For The Paranoid Wealthy Oh dear, the servants have been nipping at your pocketbook again. Insisting upon their Christmas bonuses, no doubt. It's just ghastly what the lower classes will do for a spare pittance or two. If only there was some...
Dec 7 2009, 10:21am CST
ID card's to remain unreadable until 2010 The UK will have no way of reading data stored on issued ID cards until 2010, more than a year after the first cards would have been issued.
This does sound very "what came first the chicken or the egg" to me but Bill...
Apr 8 2009, 11:00am CDT
Cost of UK Biometric ID Card Doubled Citizens of the UK who weren’t happy about the coming biometric ID card will have even less to like now. The cards have been doubled in price. Plans for the cards call for the collection of facial scans, fingerprints,...
Nov 7 2008, 6:46am CST
Pawsitive I.D. DNA Testing Kit for Dogs... Seriously I like dogs, don’t get me wrong, but I am certainly no fanatic. Most of us have one of those over the top dog lovers in our families or as a friend. The type that talks to their dogs as if they are a child, dresses the...
Nov 28 2007, 10:30am CST
Master Lock smartTOUCH Biometric Garage Door Opener A normal garage door opener is all fine and good for the car, but what about a garage door opener that remains in place outside your home. Lots of openers include a keypad on the outside of the door that you can type a...
Sep 10 2007, 9:25am CDT
Panasonic develops Walkthrough Iris Scanner Panasonic System Solutions has developed an Iris scanner that scans your eyes while walking through it.
Iris identification features a very low failure rate of below 1/1,200,000. Current systems you know from spy...
Aug 10 2007, 12:00pm CDT
LaCie SAFE Mobile HDD w/ Encryption Not all hard drives or flash drives that support finger print authentication actually encrypt the data stored on them. Many biometric drives merely use the finger print to log into the hard drive, leaving the actual...
Oct 24 2006, 10:00am CDT
Floridians Can Now Pay With Their Finger A Tampa, Florida store has successfully installed what's being dubbed the first retail biometric payment system in the state. Coast To Coast, a local convenience store, is now allowing customers to pay via debit/...
Jun 26 2006, 9:00am CDT
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