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Improving security with real-time Captcha

A real-time Captcha technique can improve biometric authentication, according to new technology research. This helps to combat hackers who try to use machine learning and image generation software in order to fool legitimate users.

Mastercard's new credit card comes with a fingerprint sensor

Mastercard has announced what it's describing as a "new generation" of credit cards. The company has included biometric technology that adds a fingerprint to the card for additional security. It's used when verifying payments and replaces the PIN code.

HSBC to launch biometric banking in UK market

New York - UK’s proactive government has been pushing for an impossible-to-fake personal identification system to help deter financial fraud and terrorist funding schemes. HSBC’s UK headquarters thinks it has found the solution in biometric banking.

Passwords aren't going anywhere yet, should last until 2025

Despite moves towards two-factor and biometric authentication methods, the humble password remains the most common form of protection used online. The often-loathed strings of characters won't be phased out for another 10 years, according to a study.

MasterCard 'Selfie Pay' will let you blink to make purchases

Credit card provider MasterCard has announced it has begun rolling out a new biometric authentication technology previously known as Selfie Pay. It will allow card holders to complete transactions by scanning their face or providing a fingerprint.

Apple to let users secure iPhones with a selfie

Apple may be building facial recognition into the lock screen of its next iPhones, allowing users to unlock the phone by taking a selfie with the front-facing camera and eliminating the need for a cumbersome passcode.

Windows Hello biometric authentication allows for instant logins

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new way of logging in to your computer that will debut with Windows 10. Called Windows Hello, it uses biometric authentication to instantly log you in when you show your face or touch your finger to a device.

13-year-old defies ‘big brother’ and refuses to be fingerprinted Special

Cardiff - Since 2012, over 800,000 children have had their biometric data taken by the government in the United Kingdom via the school system. One 13-year-old girl is refusing to comply with the demands.

Samsung Galaxy S5 reveals a possible Snapdragon 805 processor

The launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is nearing, even rumored to be available near the end of this month. Recent benchmark tests reveal some serious hardware being packed into the Galaxy S5.

Op-Ed: Why Samsung can still succeed with plastic Galaxy S5 bodies

Rumors are floating around suggesting that Samsung is holding off on the release of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which was scheduled for one year later after the Galaxy S4. Whatever the reason may be, they will not disappoint.

Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner hacked by Chaos Computer Club

Just 48 hours after getting their hands on the new iPhone 5S, hackers over at Chaos Computer Club in Europe have found a way to bypass Apple's TouchID fingerprint security scanner.

Apple's next-generation devices may include a fingerprint scanner

The delay of the iPhone 5S could be explained with what Apple has in store for us next. With no iPhone 5S announcement at the WWDC, it looks like Apple has good intentions with something big planned.

School scans student biometric info without parents' permission

A school district in Florida was in the process of developing a program that would track children riding its buses using biometric scanning. The program was halted after it was learned a company scanned the eyes of students without parental permission.

Biometric scan: Pakistanis seek UK visas

The Pakistanis will have to do biometric scan of their finger when they apply VISA for United Kingdom.

Biometric ATM's coming to India

Biometric ATM's are introduced in India.

Biometric Brainwaves, Your Unique Signature

European scientists are developing security systems that uniquely identify people through the pattern of electrical activity in their brain.

Biometric Device Used To Pay For Meals

Childrens' fingerprints used to pay for lunches

Study: Employees have lax password habits

Report suggests companies look to biometrics, such as thumbprint scanners
 

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