Biometrics

McDonald's adding biometrics-based access management to its menu?

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McDonald's has been tinkering with the idea of using biometrics to manage employee access to corporate systems inside its retail locations, said a McDonald's corporate manager at SC Congress Chicago on Thursday.

Security concerns are inhibiting mobile payment adoption worldwide

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More than half of global consumers believe mobile wallets are less secure than cash, but nearly 60 percent of executives say mobile money will build their business because it's safe.

Biometric authentication - are the Brits too trusting of biometric security?

Biometric authentication - are the Brits too trusting of biometric security?

André Malinowski discusses his view on how Britain is too trusting of biometric security

Letter to the Editor: Biometrics - does it strengthen or weaken security?

Letter to the Editor: Biometrics - does it strengthen or weaken security?

Biometrics can actually weaken authentication security if not implemented correctly says Hitoshi Kokumai, who asks, what exactly does the NIST Authentication Guideline have to say on this issue?

What Hollywood has taught us about biometric hacking

What Hollywood has taught us about biometric hacking

Tony Anscombe says biometric identification is becoming the security measure of choice for a growing number of companies.

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at UAE's VPN ban; Hidden malvertising; Bank voice recognition; US drops SMS -2F; Bitcoins stolen.

HID Global releases mid-year updates for top security trends in 2016

HID Global releases mid-year updates for top security trends in 2016

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A mid-year update to HID's top 2016 security trends has been released. During the first six month's of the year, HID stated continued progression in market adoption of mobile solutions and interest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

68% of Europeans want to use biometric authentication for payments

68% of Europeans want to use biometric authentication for payments

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Over two thirds (68 percent) of consumers across Europe are interested in using biometrics when making a payment, especially when integrated with other security measures.

Biometrics or a password?

Biometrics or a password?

Tony Anscombe asks, which is more secure, the password or biometrics?

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

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The FBI recently pressed for a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman to provide her fingerprint to open her phone after she was sentenced in an identity theft case.

Biometrically challenged: three-factor authentication systems too weak for web banking

Biometrically challenged: three-factor authentication systems too weak for web banking

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Despite new adoptions by RBS and Natwest, even three factor authentication may not be enough to adequately defend online banking against attackers according to experts

Inkjet can spoof mobile fingerprint security

Inkjet can spoof mobile fingerprint security

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Two researchers at Michigan State University have succesfully spoofed security on two models of smartphone using a mere inkjet printer.

Chinese clay clones at MWC can't give biometrics the finger

Chinese clay clones at MWC can't give biometrics the finger

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From HSBC's new voice recognition access to the now ubiquitous finger print readers, biometrics promise greater levels of security - but are often more about delivering a satisfying user-experience reports Davey Winder.

HSBC and First Direct rolling out biometrics to retail customers

HSBC and First Direct rolling out biometrics to retail customers

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The rollout of fingerprint ID and voice recognition to authenticate customers' is a step change in online security but won't solve all our cyber problems.

How vulnerable is the fingerprint scanner on your phone?

How vulnerable is the fingerprint scanner on your phone?

There are legal issues and technical vulnerabilties aound the use of fingerprint scanners on mobiles, hence, Anthony Neary says, it is vital to have a mix of solutions which enable maximum possible security.

Facial recognition: a solution to the need for stronger security?

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Lee Munson describes how facial recognition could be the future of stronger security via Windows 10.

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