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  • Biometrics project studies ways to combat bank fraud

    Industry consortium launches effort to see how biometrics could improve customer authentication and battle identity theft. Analyst says iris scanning at ATMs holds potential. 

  • Apple iPhone app could boost two-factor

    IT costs and user acceptance has hindered deployments of two-factor authentication. But a new Apple iPhone application could increase use once available for other smartphones. 

  • Exploring authentication methods: How to develop secure systems

    Use this guide to discover authentication options and learn how to implement, maintain and secure several methods of authentication, such as biometrics, single sign-on (SSO) and smart cards to avoid security breaches and protect sensitive corporate a... 

  • Biometric authentication know-how: Devices, systems and implementation

    Discover the pros and cons of multiple biometric authentication devices and techniques, such as iris pattern or fingerprint scans, voice recognition and keystroke dynamics. Also get advice on biometric implementation best practices. 

  • Security researchers on biometrics, insider threats, encryption and virtualization

    In this month's issue of Information Security magazine, Carnegie Mellon's Cylab blazes new trails in biometrics, insider threats, key exchange and virtualization. We review The GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform, Deepdive's DD300 appliance and mor... 

  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the science and technology of measuring and statistically analyzing biological data. In information technology, biometrics usually refers to technologies for measuring and analyzing human body characteristics such as fingerprints, eye ... 

  • Pre-boot biometric user authentication tools and strategies

    Thinking about implementing biometric fingerprint readers for authentication? Learn what to look for in user authentication tools and how to be sure they're compatible with the OS. 

  • password hardening

    Password hardening is any one of a variety of measures taken to make it more difficult for an intruder to circumvent the authentication process. Password hardening may take the form of multifactor authentication, by adding some component to the u... 

  • keystroke dynamics

    Keystroke dynamics are the patterns of rhythm and timing created when a person types...(Continued) 

  • To what exactly would a request for biometric data from an insurance provider pertain?

    Biometric data serves only to verify identity. Identity and expert management expert Joel Dubin explains what an insurance company might want with biometric data.