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Apple's advanced fingerprint technology is hacked; should you worry?

Less than 48 hours after the iPhone 5s went on sale, a group of German hackers claimed to have lifted a fingerprint and created a fake finger that could spoof Apple's "advanced" biometric technology. But anyone who's been paying attention to biometrics wasn't surprised.

September 22, 2013

Tech must step in where we forget

After a minor security scare--his house keys were misplaced--my brother went on a defense mode and installed a biometric door lock that supports access via fingerprint and/or a PIN number.But, ironically, if both access modes fail, the door can be unlocked with a traditionally-made metal key.

January 8, 2009 by

For some categories, Vista x64 support is still scarce

A reader asks if Microsoft ever plans to support its own desktop fingerprint reader on Vista x64. This is yet another example of the little incompatibilities and annoyances that exist in the 64-bit Vista ecosystem. And when I went looking for Vista-certified biometric devices, I didn't find much.

December 20, 2007 by

Dell runs out of...glass?

Users waiting on orders of laptops and PCs from Dell may wonder what is causing the unusually long delays for their systems to arrive.When I asked Dell what is causing lead times of up to a month I was advised they have shortages of some components such as the biometric fingerprint reader which has a 7 week waiting list.

October 11, 2007 by

DIMA signs biometrics deal

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) officials will proceed with a biometric rollout at immigration  detention centres following the signing of a four year contract with Unisys.The project will use facial recognition and fingerprint scanning technology to authenticate refugees' identity.

September 11, 2006 by

Biometrics fits gymnasium group

in brief Australian-made biometric technology is being used by a fitness centre group to track participation in corporate health programs. Multimedia fingerprint devices are being used at CareTrac gymnasiums across regional New South Wales to help companies measure employee involvement in corporate health programs and tailor billing accordingly.

May 8, 2006 by

More secure signatures

IBM is working on a system using dynamic signature verification as a biometric authentication of the purchaser. The system, dubbed Sign and Go, checks your signature by comparing it to several previously recorded samples and analysing the speed and the movements of your hand when you sign on a digital pad.

October 24, 2005 by

Security with bite: 15 technologies tested

In this special review, we round up the various authentication devices on the market. From fingerprint scanners, to single sign-on software and biometric technology -- we have the authentication market covered.

April 28, 2005 by

Security with bite: 15 technologies tested

In this special review, we round up the various authentication devices on the market. From fingerprint scanners, to single sign-on software and biometric technology -- we have the authentication market covered.

April 22, 2005 by

Identify yourself: 2 fingerprint scanners tested

 Fingerprint scanners  Reviews: SecuGen EyeD BioHamster Targus Defcon 1 Authenticator  Specifications How we tested Sample scenario Editor's choice About RMIT Thanks to the movies, we're quite comfortable with biometric scanning, but are fingerprint scanners ready for the office? And are they as easy to defeat as we've seen at the cinema?

February 19, 2004 by

Small UK town to test biometric passports

A trial of the biometric technology to be used from 2006 in the UK's next-generation passport cards is to begin later this year in an unnamed small town. In line with Civil Aviation Authority rules, the Passport Service must have biometric chips--containing fingerprint or iris data--embedded into British passports by 2005, with the service's overall strategy of introducing a biometric 'passport card' in place by 2006.

August 28, 2003

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