Understanding The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Biometrics

Biometrics are fast becoming an integral part of online security. From the familiar fingerprint to cutting-edge retina scanning and facial recognition technology, it is increasingly the go-to mechanism for protecting and providing access to sensitive data including money and confidential account information. Until recently, biometric authentication had been discussed on a largely theoretical basis. Today, […]

4 Biometric Security Methods and How They Can Be Beaten

Passwords present many security concerns. Users still choose short and obvious passwords or use the same ones across all their accounts creating a threat vector. But don’t fret yet! Passwords aren’t the only possible factor for authentication. You can use many other factors to identify yourself, including digital certificates, hardware tokens, and biometrics. Right now, […]

A layered approach to modern identity

The way we work is evolving. Traditional desktop computers and laptops are slowly giving way to the mobile device. In addition to keeping tabs on the office, consumers have come to rely upon mobile devices for a whole host of capabilities, including mobile banking, shopping and even payments. With this shift towards mobile access at work, […]

Majority would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication

Nearly seven in 10 Europeans (68 percent) said they would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication, according to a new Unisys survey which asked consumers their opinion on biometric authentication for access to their online accounts and levels of trust in organisations that manage and store their personal data. The […]

Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

Security used to mean “difficult,” says Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. It’s easy to see why he thinks this. Organizations have struggled for decades to find security tools that kept out bad guys while admitting authorized persons. This is both a physical security and cybersecurity issue. Read/see the slideshow explaining how Biometrics is […]

Getting personal with biometrics for security

Read Tom Compston’s article about using biometrics for security on Security News Desk : There is little doubt that biometrics, in all its guises, is gaining traction as a way of ramping up security and adding value for site management. Alongside this, many banks, on the back of heightened cybersecurity concerns, are keen to offer […]

Hackers believe it is Easier to Steal Fingerprints than Passwords

Read why Carrie Ann says that hackers believe it is easier to steal fingerprints than passwords on Industry Leader News : With the increase in the use of cyber communication, people started using a password to keep selected data secretive. A password is generally shared between the user and the machine due to which one […]

How flashing a peace sign could get you hacked

A pose is struck, the peace sign flashed, and a photo is snapped. It seems innocuous, but a team of Japanese researchers warns that flashing the familiar two-finger gesture could get you hacked. Read how a innocuous peace sign photograph could get you hacked on News Week.

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

The FIDO Alliance is hoping that the Trump administration will heed its advice in a new white paper outlining how FIDO standards could complement existing digital security protocols in use by the government. It’s a response to last December’s report from the US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which advocated for stronger authentication methods beyond the […]

Biometrics and the Internet of Things: Carving a New Future

Read Ruchika Kulkarni explain how biometrics and Internet of Things are carving a new future in cyber and physical security on Read It Quik: Biometrics is a security mechanism that falls back upon knowing “what we are” by identifying a person based on unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, iris, face etc. It has found […]