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April 27, 2018
When it comes to biometrics, security coexists with stupidity, unless implementers take the time to understand the limits, according to Adam Englander at RSAC 2018.
November 17, 2017
News roundup: In under a week after its release, researchers were able to bypass the main iPhone X security feature, Face ID. Plus, Microsoft patched a 17-year-old flaw, and more.
September 15, 2017
As fears grow over government surveillance, the phrase "facial recognition" often triggers a bit of panic in the public, and some commentators are exploiting that fear to overstate any risks ...
September 13, 2017
Apple announced the new iPhone X Face ID system, which replaces Touch ID in favor of facial recognition and may offer 20 times fewer false positives than fingerprint scanning.
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Passwords and tokens are a thing of the past. No way, you say? Our webcast on the likely ways authentication will work in the future may make a believer out of you. Continue Reading
Hackers bypassed the Samsung S8 iris scanner, which could spell trouble for biometric authentication. Expert Nick Lewis explains how it happened and how to stay protected. Continue Reading
Securing biometric information is a crucial step for enterprises to take, but what happens if the data is still compromised? Expert Randall Gamby discusses biometric data security. Continue Reading
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Researchers found that facial recognition systems can be bypassed with 3D models. Expert Nick Lewis explains how these spoofing attacks work and what can be done to prevent them. Continue Reading
Two-factor authentication systems require more than using codes sent through SMS and smart cards. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to properly and effectively implement 2FA. Continue Reading
Millions of fingerprint records were exposed in the OPM breach. Expert Michael Cobb explains how attackers can abuse such biometric data and what enterprises can do about it. Continue Reading