About John Petersen

John Petersen is Global Head, Business Development for ValidSoft Limited and is a foundation member of the ValidSoft team, having joined the company prior to its official launch in 2003. John has a central responsibility for ValidSoft’s Research and Development and Intellectual Property. John has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology consulting within the Financial Services industry, both in Australia and the UK.

Why context is the key to make biometrics a force to be reckoned with

Widespread exposure of the new Apple iPhone and the new biometric feature has certainly caused a stir. Comment has been driven as to whether its biometric fingerprint scanner is ultimately secure or hackable. But haven’t they missed the point? The innovative means by which users have attempted to overcome the biometric check are certainly worth a read, for example Germany’s Chaos Computer Club  claimed to have found a method by which they take a fingerprint of the user, photographed from