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Biometric Self Service Technology Trial at Schiphol

Some of the very latest biometric technology and self service solutions are on trial at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport this year, in conjunction with Holland’s most famous airline, KLM. 242 more words

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News in brief: child bypasses iPhone security; MongoDB warning; ransom demand of time

Your daily round-up of some of the other security stories in the news

Sleeping mum’s iPhone hacked

Just when you thought that biometric security on your cellphone would keep it safe from the sticky fingers of your children, it seems that at least one enterprising six-year-old has worked out how to bypass it. 471 more words

Security Threats

Should we soon expect to be sending passwords through our bodies, not the air?

Whenever you send a password using a broadcast medium such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, someone might be listening. Even if it’s encrypted, you might be giving hackers at least a shot at breaking it. 489 more words


Iris scanner likely for Apple's iPhone in 2018

”Smartphone brands have been gearing up efforts to develop biometrics recognition technology, aiming to ramping up their market share with high-end models featured biometrics functionality, according to industry sources,” Sammi Huang and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes. 212 more words


Biometrics are not the answer for authentication

I’ve pointed out before that biometrics are not a good path to follow to avoid the obvious and growing issues with authentication using passwords.

Many biometrics suffer from being easy to spoof: pictures of someone’s iris, appropriately embedded in a background, can fool iris readers, a sheet of clingfilm can often cause a fingerprint reader to ‘see’ the last real fingerprint used on it, and so on. 329 more words

LA judge forces woman to unlock iPhone with fingerprint

The forced use of fingerprints to unlock an iPhone is playing out again in Los Angeles.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, this case involves a seized iPhone connected with an alleged Armenian gang member. 785 more words