Access to India's Aadhaar unique identity enrollment software is unrestricted to anyone for as much as $35 - the price of a debilitating patch for important security features.
The UK's tax agency —HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)— has collected the voice records of over 5.1 million Brits, a UK-based privacy and civil liberties group has discovered.
Subaru has become the first car maker to deploy facial recognition inside a vehicle for the purpose of detecting driver fatigue.
Academics have designed a new facial recognition system that relies on the way light patterns reflect off the human face to distinguish between individuals, and on the speed with which the system reads the reflected light to detect forgery attempts.
Lenovo has issued security updates for a fingerprint scanner app it shipped with ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and ThinkStation machines.
Microsoft has released updates earlier this month to patch a vulnerability in the Windows 10 Hello facial recognition system that allows an attacker to bypass the facial scan with a printed photo.
Rutgers engineers have created a new type of user authentication system that relies on transmitting vibrations through a surface and having the user touch the surface to generate a unique signature. This signature is then used to approve or deny a user access to an app, room, or building.
A real-time facial recognition software tested by London Metropolitan Police at this year's Notting Hill Carnival was labeled as a "resounding success" by police officers, but privacy groups members who were invited to view it in action called it "inaccurate and painfully crude."
Wikileaks has released new files part of the Vault 7 series it claims it obtained from the CIA. The files dumped online yesterday reveal details about the inner workings of a biometrics system developed by the CIA, and which the agency has provided to various liaison services, such as the DHS, FBI, and NSA.
The US Department of Defense (DOD) is slowly adopting a biometrics-based system as a possible replacement for its classic card-based access and authentication solution.
A hacker who goes online only by the pseudonym of Xerub has released the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware.
A person's gait, or the motions of his feet and body as he walks, could be used as a very reliable authentication method for offline security systems.
A team of researchers from the Tandon School of Engineering at the New York University has created a method of generating fake digital fingerprints capable of unlocking random smartphones.
A report released on Monday by The Centre for Internet and Society reveals that over 135 million records from India's Aadhaar national ID systems have already leaked online.
Mastercard is officially the first major card vendor to introduce a biometrics-based payment card after the company announced successful trials of this new technology in South Africa.
Even before its official launch, smartphone experts are criticizing Samsung Galaxy S8 phones after one of their colleagues managed to bypass the facial recognition feature that ships with these phones by flashing a photo of himself in front of the phone.