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Apple's New iPhones - with Fingerprint Biometrics - Expected Today Apple's New iPhones - with Fingerprint Biometrics - Expected Today

Following Apple's acquisition of biometric authentication specialist Authentec, it has always been expected that future versions of the iPhone would include a built-in fingerprint sensor. This is now all but confirmed.
10 September 2013

With a Sale Looming, Struggling BlackBerry Joins FIDO Alliance With a Sale Looming, Struggling BlackBerry Joins FIDO Alliance

Marking one of the first efforts by mobility specialists to get involved in the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, the industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications, BlackBerry has joined the alliance and been appointed to the board of directors.
06 September 2013

NIST Updates Security Card Specs for Federal Workers NIST Updates Security Card Specs for Federal Workers

Ever wonder how tight security is for access to buildings and systems by Federal government workers in the US?
05 September 2013

Facebook: New Rights and Responsibilities, and Changes to Facial Recognition

When Facebook agreed this week to pay $20 million to users affected by its Sponsored Stories, it also agreed to clarify its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. It did not admit to any wrongdoing nor suggest that sponsored stories would cease. Now it is clear that they will not.
31 August 2013

Retina Scans? Yes Please! Just Not for Passwords or PINs Retina Scans? Yes Please! Just Not for Passwords or PINs

Cue the Mission Impossible theme: Europeans (especially the French) really like the idea of biometrics – ultraviolet fingerprint authentication, vein topography scans and the like – when it comes to slipping into secure corridors and preventing international criminals from moving across borders. But when it comes time to use them for ho-hum applications like password replacement? Not so much...
12 July 2013

More than 13,000 visitors attended Infosecurity Europe 2013 More than 13,000 visitors attended Infosecurity Europe 2013

Infosecurity Europe has released basic figures on last month’s eighteenth annual exhibition and conference: pre-ABC audit figures show a 6% increase in visitors over 2012 to 13,200, with more than 70 new exhibitors.
15 May 2013

Video interview: Challenges facing information security professionals

Infosecurity magazine’s Eleanor Dallaway sits down with representatives of ISACA, (ISC)², and the ISSA at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London.
08 May 2013

Hacker tells Google how to secure Glass

Last week, saurik (legendary jailbreaker and founder of Cydia) announced that he had rooted Google’s Glass, leading to an instant and somewhat petulant response from some quarters of Google.
03 May 2013

Video interview: Infosecurity Europe 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Eleanor Dallaway, editor of Infosecurity, interviews Mikko Hypponen and Shlomo Kramer at Infosecurity Europe 2013 in London, immediately following their inductions into the Hall of Fame.
02 May 2013

Infosecurity Europe 2013: Minister puts infosecurity at heart of UK growth strategy Infosecurity Europe 2013: Minister puts infosecurity at heart of UK growth strategy

Chloe Smith, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, opens Infosecurity Europe 2013
23 April 2013

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