Jack Schofield

Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....

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Using thumbprints to prevent ID fraud

Using thumbprints to prevent ID fraud

If you're worried about identity fraud, you can prevent it -- at least in the UK -- by requiring a thumbprint to verify any transaction that requires a credit check. Jamie Jamieson has been using the idea for 13 years.

September 25, 2017 by in Security