Surveillance Do we – the public – have a voice in the facial recognition debate?

Stephanie Hare, Author of Technology Ethics, highlights that it's difficult to know how our data is being captured, used for …

Data privacy Isn’t facial recognition technology just like CCTV?

Stephanie Hare, Author of Technology Ethics, debunks some myths around facial recognition. Watch this video filmed at teissLondon2020 where she …

Facebook Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it reached a $550 million (418 million pounds) settlement in principle related to a lawsuit …

News US border agency breach compromised photos & licence plates of almost 100,000 people

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) recently announced that a data breach suffered by a sub-contractor compromised photos …

Information Security My voice is my ultimate password – how biometrics can keep hackers at bay

Piergiorgio Vittori, Global Development Director at Spitch, predicts that we will see ‘voice’ as a mode of authentication increase rapidly in …

Information Security Five reasons why passwords aren’t going away any time soon

Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at LogMeIn, explores the practical reasons as to why biometrics cannot be considered a true replacement for …

News EU Parliament adopts centralised biometric database to monitor migrants

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of creating a centralised biometric database that will be used by law enforcement …

Threats Anyone can unlock a Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship using the owner’s picture

The Face recognition feature in Samsung's Galaxy S10 flagship phone is so insecure that anyone can unlock the phone using …

Threats Researchers reveal fingerprint scanners aren’t foolproof anymore

Back in 2016, researchers at Michigan State University demonstrated how, by using a scanner, an inkjet printer and conductive ink, …

Information Security Organisations are improving their password security, but not enough

Even though many organisations have improved their password security credentials over the past year and the adoption of multi-factor authentication …

Threats HMRC stored biometric voiceprints of 5.1mn taxpayers without consent

Privacy Campaign group Big Brother Watch has alleged that HMRC has, since January 2017, collected biometric voiceprints of over five …

Information Security Biometrics – security through personality

-By Csaba Krasznay, Security Evangelist, Balabit Eighty percent of hacking related breaches involve the use of either compromised or weak …