Category Archives: Security-related Technology News

New U.S. strategy for online security.

Following on from the Cyberspace Policy Review commissioned by President Barack Obama, a report has been published outlining the aim of improving the security for online transactions.  The system proposed involves the use of various authentication methods to verify identity before carrying out transactions online. As well as the purchase of general online retail,...
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Fingerprint Failings

In a somewhat extreme case of criminality, Japanese authorities have arrested a Chinese national who had her fingerprints altered. Lin Xiuai paid an equivalent of USD$ 4, 390 to have her fingerprints surgically altered. The procedure successfully allowed her to pass airport biometric identification checks. What makes this story unusual, is that it highlights...
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