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Public schools in Denver, Colorado, hit with breach; fingerprint scans grabbed

Employees’ fingerprint biometrics were stolen from the systems of Denver Public Schools. The theft occurred between December 13, 2022, and…

 

Chinese authorities mum on alleged breach of a billion people’s data

Psst!  Wanna buy a billion personal records? A hacker claims to have stolen a database containing the personal information of…

 

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…

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