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Biometrics: why play with the next wave of emerging technologies

Access to your financial, medical and personal information might soon require only your body as the password.

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Fingerprint scanning is coming to Chromebooks

Speculate no more. Google is actively working on a fingerprint unlock feature for Chrome OS.

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Soon your Samsung Galaxy's fingerprint reader will unlock your Windows 10 PC

After the Windows 10 Creators Update, owners of select Galaxy devices will be able to unlock their PCs with their fingerprint.

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AI-based typing biometrics might be authentication's next big thing

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence identifying people based on how they type can now be done with a very high level of accuracy, making it a viable replacement for other forms of authentication on the Web.

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9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

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French plan for biometric database of 60 million people sparks outcry

When the French government quietly announced, in the middle of a holiday weekend, the merging of two files to create a megadatabase holding the biometrics of almost 60 million French citizens, it was clearly hoping to avoid an outcry....

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You can now use an iPhone to log into a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft says

Apple's iPhone isn't always a good pairing for Microsoft's Windows 10 PCs, but you'll be able to use the phone's biometric authentication features to log into PCs.

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How it works: Iris scanning improves smartphone security

Samsung and other vendors are beginning to incorporate iris scanning into their mobile devices. We examine how this security technology works, its advantages and its drawbacks.

Chromebooks may add fingerprint scanning, following Android and Windows

A thread on Google's Chromium code repository suggests fingerprint scanning is being built into future Chromebooks, which would help the platform catch up with Android and Windows.

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Iris scans as ID grow in use

Iris scanner technology is emerging in smartphones, including the new Samsung Note 7, but is expected to come soon to cars and ATM machines to verify a user’s identity.

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Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

The iris scanner in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile biometric authentication. Unfortunately, it's also not reliable.

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Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

The hardware and software to make iris scanning a key feature is now in place for smartphones and PCs.

Will biometrics save InfoSec?

Banks are under assault from cybercriminals at an alarming rate. Passwords, PINs, and secret questions all have significant limitations. Will biometrics save banks? Watch the video and lets discuss. (8 minutes)

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Forget fingerprints; Iris scans could validate mobile payments

Newer biometrics technologies beyond the use of fingerprint scans could boost adoption rates for mobile payments.

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Add-ons bring Windows Hello to all Windows 10 PCs

Mouse Computer has add-on sensors that will allow the Windows Hello security system to work on any Windows 10 PC.

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Protecting yourself from Google’s protection racket

If identity validation involves complex AI computation, then no one except the behemoths will be able to do it anymore, which may be the idea.

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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

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Microsoft might be eyeing a Surface phone with a trackpoint/fingerprint reader

Microsoft's new patent filing envisions a trackpoint with an embedded fingerprint sensor, enabling Windows Hello in mobile devices.

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