Facebook testing facial recognition for account recovery

Biometric identification is a double-edged sword.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-testing-facial-recognition-for-account-recovery.html

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition has a big flaw

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Fail Samsung’s Galaxy S8 comes with several biometric features — including one that could be fooled pretty easily, according to a report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/samsungs-galaxy-s8-facial-recognition-has-big-flaw.html

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Apple envisions Apple TV remote with fingerprint sensor for custom profiles, child proofing

A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.

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Our Bodies, Our Security: Biometrics vs. Passwords

Text-based usernames and password pairs should be replaced with biometric credentialing, such as vein recognition and ingestible security tokens, suggests Johnathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism. Celebrities have been mortified, Sony Pictures Entertainment brought to its knees, and Home Depot sent scrambling to EuroPay Mastercard Visa’s chip and pin earlier than mandated. Had biometric authentication been in place to protect the targeted parties, one or more of those cyberattacks would have been locked out at the gates.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82005.html?rss=1

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Hacker 'reconstructs' German politician's fingerprint from photos

Fingerprint-based biometric technology is used to secure everything from iPhones to safes. Now, a member of the Chaos Computer Club, a European hacker network, claims to have replicated the fingerprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen using photographs of the politician’s thumb,

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/12/29/hacker-reconstructs-german-politician-fingerprint-from-photos/

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iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available

The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more.

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