We've become used to hearing about breaches in security when it comes to passwords. We're also becoming used to the idea that biometrics seem to be the way forward; more secure, more convenient, much cooler. But what happens when our biometric record is hacked and stolen? Unlike your password, you can't change it. This is
Bad Guys Like Biometrics Too.
Biometric Payment Card from SmartMetric Coming Soon.
Wouldn't it be great if your payment card was biometrically coded to you and only you? SmartMetric are just about ready to introduce just that reality. "The company announced that the card — a self-powered, rechargeable battery card that uses the user’s fingerprint to activate the payment card’s EMV chip — will soon roll...Read more
British Back Biometrics
A recent online poll of 2000 consumers shows that 8 out of 10 Brits " are willing to using biometric security measures like fingerprint recognition, instead of traditional alphanumeric passwords." With the growing familiarity of fingerprint scanners built into mobile devices, it's no surprise that customers of the UK financial service are keen to have them...Read more
India’s Biometric Project Gives Identity to Life.
The next time you're in what you think is a long queue, spare a thought for the Indian government. As Wired reports, last September, the govenment launched Aadhaar, India's Unique Identification project. A task of monumental proportions, the projects aims to "issue identification numbers linked to the fingerprints and iris scans of every single...Read more