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
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”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
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
Are consumers unknowingly giving away their personal data? How safe are you?
Wearable technologies like health bands, glasses, and clothing, capture detailed information about an individual including personal health, location, and daily routines. 248 more words
Biometric security—using characteristics of our bodies to verify who we are—is becoming commonplace. Most of us are comfortable scanning our fingerprints to unlock our phones or gain access to an office, and… 178 more words