At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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Time and again we write about security breaches that would have been prevented by two-factor authentication. What are the ways people do this in the real world?
Apple briefly mentions "further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition" in the iOS 7.1.1 release notes, and initial testing reveals significant improvements in the biometric technology.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 latest to signal that biometrics still not a solid answer on authentication
Going beyond Apple's biometric scanner, Samsung says its fingerprint technology can also be used to verify online payments.
A fleet of 150 Android-powered mobile fingerprint biometric scanners from NEC will be deployed to allow the South Australian police verify identities of suspects on the spot.
The lack of Touch ID fingerprint scanning in Apple's latest products suggests that hackers have shaken Apple’s confidence in the technology. Will this be the death knell for mobile biometrics – and leave the iPhone 5s as an identity-protection anomaly?
iOS 7 is a major step forward in enterprise mobile security. Apple has institutionalized security techniques for which, until now, enterprises had to go to an independent MDM/MAM vendor.
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.
NAB has poured nearly all of its biometrics effort into voice recognition, as it claims it is three times more secure than using fingerprints to identify customers.
The eye scanners, which cost £4.9m to install and £4.2m to run since being introduced in 2006, are no longer operating at Manchester and Birmingham, and will be phased out elsewhere, the UK Borders Agency has said
By 2016 people will have access to devices that can be operated by brain power alone, and biometric identification will replace written passwords, IBM has predicted
A government contractor copied a population registry that held confidential details on all nine million citizens in Israel, which then was extensively shared, Israeli authorities have found
RailCorp is planning to overhaul its time sheet and attendance system for employees, replacing the manual processes with biometric scanners to electronically capture what time staff clock in and out.
The police improvement agency is pushing out MobileID handheld devices to forces around the UK, to let officers on the beat check fingerprints and identities on the spot
Darwin International Airport has today launched its own SmartGate counters, ensuring that all eight of Australia's international airports have the face-recognition technology.
The European Council has given the go-ahead to a planned agency that will oversee justice and security databases, covering asylum seekers, biometrics and visa applications
A NSW high school has installed "secure" fingerprint scanners for roll call, which savvy kids may be able to circumvent with sweets from their lunch box.
Biometric identification systems -- fingerprint, handprint, voice or face recognition -- are "inherently fallible," according to a new DARPA-funded report.
Fingerprint scanning gates are being used by tour group the Fanatics to control entry and exit to the Durban Cricket Ground, which has been converted into a "tent city" for around 1200 Socceroos fans during the World Cup in South Africa.
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