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 …

Information Security Security concerns abound as Apple launches iPhone X with Face ID

Apple launched the £999 iPhone X last night, laying to rest the decade-old home button but more importantly, bringing out …

Culture & Education Businesses must make biometrics part of their cyber security DNA

By Rob Norris, Head of Enterprise and Cyber Security at Fujitsu in EMEIA In the increasingly connected world, it’s critically …

News World Password Day and why Password123 is not a good idea

It's World Password Day again, a day we observe to reflect on our password habits, to learn more about securing …