biometric

Amazon One Scanner To Use Veins In Palm For Payments

Amazon One device will scan the veins in a human hand to authorise supermarket checkout payments for example, or entry…

5 months ago

Google Finally Addresses Pixel 4 Face Unlock Flaw

Five months later. Google updates Pixel software to address problem with flagship Pixel 4 that can be unlocked if a…

11 months ago

Facebook Settles Facial Recognition Lawsuit

Social networking giant pays out nearly half a billion dollars to settle long running biometric data lawsuit in the United…

1 year ago

Samsung Acknowledges Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Flaw

A software patch will be by Samsung issued to stop any fingerprint unlocking the Galaxy S10 smartphone fitted with a…

1 year ago

Biometrics Database Breach Not So Big, Says Suprema

'Errr yes it was' security researchers insist, estimating that 'large amounts of biometrics data' has been exposed

2 years ago

Biometrics Database Used By Banks, Police Contains Major Flaw

Data risks highlighted after researchers uncover major breach in biometric database used by police, banks

2 years ago

Concern Mounts Over Facial Recognition At Kings Cross District

UK's biometrics commissioner urges government to update laws surrounding use of facial recognition

2 years ago

Facebook Loses Facial Recognition Appeal

Federal court rejects Facebook attempt to quash class action lawsuit over storage of biometric data

2 years ago

HMRC Begins Deleting Voice ID Data Of 5 Million Users

Regulators found tax authority had given 'little or no consideration' to data protection when setting up its biometric service

2 years ago

US Police Cannot Force Suspects To Unlock Devices

Suspects cannot be forced to biometric unlock their devices as it breaks self-incrimination laws, US judge rules

2 years ago

Fake Wax Hand Cracks Vein Authentication

Biometric bypass sees researchers use fake wax hand to trick vein authentication system

2 years ago

Tapplock Smart Padlock Hackable With Smartphone

Researcher finds smart fingerprint padlock is not as secure as first thought, and can be unlocked in seconds

3 years ago

Biometrics Are Increasingly Favoured For Authentication

Fight to protect digital identity sees biometrics, two-factor authentication and password managers increasingly favoured

3 years ago

TSB Becomes First European Bank To Deploy Iris Scan Tech

No more passwords? Biometrics move as TSB readies iris recognition technology for its mobile banking app

4 years ago

Credit Card And Biometric Data Compromised In Avanti Hack

Hackers used malware specifically designed to steal payment card information

4 years ago

Visa: Most People Back Biometric Payments

Majority of people want to use biometrics when making payments, with fingerprints the favoured option

5 years ago

Facebook Blocked From Taking Biometric Data From Users

California court rules that social media giant should not have access to personal details garnered from photographs

5 years ago

Researchers Detail ‘Severe’ Mobile Fingerprint Flaws

Attackers can hijack fingerprint-protected transactions and harvest fingerprints from mobile devices, according to FireEye

6 years ago

Will Robots Replace Border Guards At Airports?

Aeroplane passengers in the future could be greeted by robot border guards instead of immigration officers

6 years ago

NSA Tests Smartphone Handwriting ID Tech

Fact or fiction? Can your smartphone identify you just by the way you type on the keyboard?

6 years ago

US Military Develops Invisible Biometric ‘Passwords’

The end of traditional biometric and password security? US Military signs deal for new ID verification system

6 years ago

Hacker Clones Fingerprint From Photograph

A hacker claims to have 'cloned' the fingerprint of a German politician using a humble photograph

6 years ago

GCHQ Former Boss Issues Smartphone Data Warning

Former boss of British spy agency says smartphone biometric security measures need more control and supervision

6 years ago

Fujitsu Looks To Secure Card Payments With Biometric Data

Fujitsu PalmSecure ID Match adds two-factor authentication capabilities for retailers and organisations in regulated environments

6 years ago

Mastercard Launches Fingerprint-Enabled Credit Card

Card provider teams up with Zwipe to launch new contactless payments method

6 years ago

Poland Launches Vein Pattern Recognition ATMs

The Hitachi-equipped ATMs will allow users to withdraw cash without a bank card

7 years ago

Quiz Of The Week: Biometric Technology

Does your face fit? Test your authentication know-how with our biometric quiz!

7 years ago

Hey Apple! Fingerprints Are For Ease Of Use, Not Security

The iPhone 5S's fingerprint recognition is for ease-of use, says Sean Michael Kerner. For security, have a look at iCloud…

7 years ago

Handwriting Analysis Identifies Who Wrote What

Paragon's PenMetrix software can identify people by their handwriting

8 years ago

McAfee LiveSafe Combines Storage And Biometrics

The McAfee LiveSafe service is to extend security and data protection across multiple types of devices

8 years ago