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Biometric Update regularly releases posts about hacking. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding hacking. Additional topics may be explored by accessing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Samsung Galaxy biometric software hacked, overshadowing strong ultrasonic sensor performance

A hacker group has stolen biometric authentication algorithms from Samsung and leaked them, among roughly 200GB of compressed source code…

 

Aadhaar biometrics allegedly targeted by Chinese state-sponsored hacker group

TAG-28, a hacker group thought to be supported by the Chinese government, has been attacking the Unique Identification Authority of…

 

McAfee points to a potentially scary problem with facial biometrics used in airports

The head of McAfee’s advanced threat research group says his team has used biometric facial recognition software and common human…

 

Twitter wouldn’t be hacked with decentralized identity platforms

This is a guest post by Katie Lu, business development associate at Unum ID. In the afternoon of Wednesday, July…

 

Hackers target biometric selfie and ID document check popularity with new phishing attacks

The rapid rise in popularity of identity verification services based on biometric selfie and ID document checks has given rise…

 

Chinese researchers reveal method to bypass biometric fingerprint scanners in smartphones

Chinese security researchers from X-Lab security at Tencent challenged fingerprint security in a presentation at the GeekPwn 2019 conference in…

 

Airline e-ticket systems’ vulnerabilities could compromise PII to hackers

Eight airline’s e-ticketing systems can expose passengers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through a vulnerability using website links that are “easily…

 

Cybersecurity predictions for 2019

As a digital technology, biometrics are almost always bound up in some way with cybersecurity. With that in mind, Biometric…

 

Hackers beware: passive biometrics is turning the tables on cybercrime

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, vp and authentication strategist at NuData Security, a Mastercard company. Halloween or…

 

DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation

What one congressional observer called, “a day late and a dollar short,” the bipartisan Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018…

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