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PSA: You probably don't want to use face recognition to unlock your Galaxy S8

A new video shows that the face-recognition unlocking on the Galaxy S8 is just as insecure as it's always been, allowing a photo to spoof the system.

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Bdrive secures files in the cloud with fingerprints and fragmentation

Maximum privacy seems to be the goal for the new enterprise authentication and cloud storage services Bundesdruckerei is showing at Cebit this week.

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It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

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The future of biometrics and IoT

Many people are familiar with biometrics as a security measure at airports or police stations, where they often use a fingerprint as a form of identification, but there are many other uses outside of law enforcement.

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2 ways new security technology will change your life

Innovative new security products are already reaching beyond the world of IT into ordinary life in ways that will completely change how we live and work.

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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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