Data loss is the biggest mobile security danger, reveals a new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) report, but emerging concerns include rogue Wi-Fi access points and Near-Field Communications (NFC) exploitation.
05 October 2012
Michigan healthcare providers will soon be implementing new biometric protections for identity access management to patient care records.
26 September 2012
Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has established a new information security department to combat data breach attempts and reassure the citizens of Pakistan that their data is fully secure.
11 September 2012
Passwords and access tokens, we are frequently told, are not enough. They can be broken, stolen or bypassed. DARPA is seeking a new approach – rather than authentication solely on access, it is looking for ways to maintain continuous biometric user authentication.
10 September 2012
The safety of schoolchildren in the U.K. is at risk, according to a new study from the British Educational Research Association, which found that 48% of schools have no personal data policy implemented. That means that a range of exploitable information, including addresses, routes to school and fingerprints are easy game for hackers.
04 September 2012
In an announcement that echoes the recent revelations about UserPasswordHint in the Windows Registry, a Russian security firm says passwords protected by a fingerprint swiping system are stored in the Registry in ‘nearly’ plain text.
29 August 2012
Imagine a world where sensitive information can be extracted from a brain-computer interface via electronics that quite literally pick your brain for passwords. It may sound like science fiction, but a new experiment into the space has revealed a potentially huge security threat stemming from so-called “brain hacking.”
28 August 2012
On 4 August a new group appeared on Twitter with a simple announcement: “Anti Leaks: Tango down wikileaks.org #Wikileaks #Cowards”. Since that time WikiLeaks and its affiliate sites and mirrors have remained unavailable or severely disrupted.
13 August 2012
Fourteen years after the Nationwide Building Society introduced and abandoned iris recognition at its UK ATMs, the Mekong Development Bank (MDB) in Vietnam introduces Temenos fingerprint authentication at its NCR ATMs.
08 August 2012
In a deal unanimously agreed by the AuthenTec board, but not yet by its shareholders, Apple Inc is to buy the mobile security firm at a price valuing shares at $8.00 – a 58% premium on the earlier closing price.
30 July 2012