As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum
With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection—mainly using biometrics—are gaining momentum.
Biometrics researchers see world without passwords (Update)
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?
Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction ...
London calling: phone biometrics should be handled with care
New research raises questions about iris recognition systems
Since the early days of iris recognition technologies, it has been assumed that the iris was a "stable" biometric over a person's lifetime "one enrollment for life." However, new research from University of Notre Dame ...
US hearing warns FBI, Facebook on facial recognition
A US Senate hearing Wednesday highlighted concern over the growing use of facial recognition technologies, both for law enforcement use and in big social networks like Facebook.
EyeLock brings biometric security to your websites
Computer scientist sees new possibilities for ocular biometrics
While many of us rely on passwords to protect our identity, there's more sophisticated identity recognition technology called biometrics that we could use. Security measures that use biometrics rely on a ...
The future of biometric technology
Biometric security such as fingerprint, face and voice recognition is set to hit the mainstream as global technology companies market the systems as convenient and easy to use, according to a prominent information ...
Biometrics must respond to human aging
The accuracy and reliability of systems which identify individuals from biometric characteristics, such as facial image, fingerprints or handwriting, could be significantly compromised if we do not take account of the effects ...
Banks harvest callers' voiceprints to fight fraud
(AP)—The caller said her home had burned down and her husband had been badly hurt in the blaze. On the telephone with her bank, she pleaded for a replacement credit card at her new address.
Report questions biometric technologies
Television cop shows love "biometric" technologies -- fingerprints, eye scans and so on -- but a blue-ribbon panel report calls for caution on widespread use of biological identification.
iPhone hack shows security isn't at our fingertips just yet
We've come to expect something radically different from Apple every time it launches a new product and sure enough, the fingerprint sensor unveiled as part of the iPhone 5s, seemed like a revolution in pho ...
Bank card identifies cardholder
From the gas station to the department store – paying for something without cash is commonplace. Now such payments become more secure: The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD engineered ...