biometrics

Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it'll send a notification for the patch "within 24 hours" (clearly less time than that as you… Source: Engadget | Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning …

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US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting documents for the state of New York's prison system, as well a… Source: Engadget | US prisons are reportedly creating 'voice print' databases

Hackers defeat vein authentication by making a fake hand

Biometric security has moved beyond just fingerprints and face recognition to vein-based authentication. Unfortunately, hackers have already figured out a way to crack that, too. According to Motherboard, security researchers at the Chaos Communicati… Source: Engadget | Hackers defeat vein authentication by making a fake hand

Biometric security now has an industry-wide testing standard

Biometric security is par for the course on smartphones and increasingly common on PCs, but there hasn't been a standard way to verify that the technology passes muster. That's where the FIDO Alliance might help. It's launching a first-of-its-kind Bi… Source: Engadget | Biometric security now has an industry-wide testing standard

Australian airport begins passport-free biometric check-in trials

Qantas passengers who travel through Sydney Airport will be among the first groups of travelers to use facial recognition in automated check-ins, bag drop, lounge access and plane boarding. The system will ultimately allow officials to process travel… Source: Engadget | Australian airport begins passport-free biometric check-in trials

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