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New iOS 7 Flaw Thwarts 'Find My iPhone' Feature

A fresh Apple iOS 7 bug has been uncovered, which would allow a remote attacker shut down the “find my iPhone” functionality that allows users to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones.
07 October 2013

In 2020, Cyberthreats Get Physical and the Internet of Things Opens Gaping Security Holes In 2020, Cyberthreats Get Physical and the Internet of Things Opens Gaping Security Holes

From cloud-powered denial-of-service attacks and Big Data vulnerabilities to bio-hacks that defeat authentication systems like fingerprint recognition, we are on the cusp of a brave new world of cyber-attack exploits, Europol warns.
26 September 2013

Chaos Computer Club First to Hack Apple Touch ID

In a stinging rebuke on the concept of fingerprint security, Germany's Chaos Computer Club hacks the iPhone 5s fingerprint access and claims "that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided."
23 September 2013

Apple iOS 7: A Security Overview Apple iOS 7: A Security Overview

Apple's new iOS 7, pre-loaded on the new iPhone 5s and 5c, is also available for download to older devices. It is said to include more than 200 new features – here we look at some of the security aspects and issues.
19 September 2013

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

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