Study shows how easy it is to determine someone's identity with cell phone data
The keys may be on your fingertips, but that doesn't mean biometric locks can't be picked
How can we ensure that someone is who they say they are? How can be sure that the person in our system, both digitally speaking or physically in front of us, is who whom they claim to be?
Research shows smartphone sensors leave trackable fingerprints
Fingerprints—those swirling residues left on keyboards and doorknobs—are mostly invisible. They can affirm your onetime presence, but they cannot be used to track your day-to-day activities.
New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes
IDair has a fingerprint scanner from standoff distance
Engineers make tiny, low-cost, terahertz imager chip
(Phys.org)—A secret agent is racing against time. He knows a bomb is nearby. He rounds a corner, spots a pile of suspicious boxes in the alleyway, and pulls out his cell phone. As he scans it over the packages, ...
New class of stellar explosions discovered
They're bright and blue-and a bit strange. They're a new type of stellar explosion that was recently discovered by a team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Among the most ...
Move over '123456': passwords to go high-tech
Internet users may soon have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.
Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users
(Phys.org) —A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract ...
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.
US senator concerned about Apple fingerprint tech (Update)
A U.S. senator is asking Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S.
Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system
Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant solar system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars. Using a suite of high-tech instrumentation ...
Phoenix Mars Lander finds surprises about red planet's watery past
(PhysOrg.com) -- Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout Mars' history, measurements by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest.