MasterCard Seeks To Stop Online Fraud With Selfies, Fingerprints

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MasterCard plans to launch new biometric technology for verifying customer identities during online shopping transactions in the coming weeks with merchants and banks. The company has been testing facial and fingerprint recognition software, called Identity Check, in the Netherlands, Canada The…

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Facebook seeks patent that could assign fingerprints to cameras

Your Camera May Soon Be Assigned A Unique Fingerprint For Identification By Facebook Looks like the social networking giant, Facebook is trying yet another way to track you. This time it is through your camera. According to a new “image fingerprinting” patent application filed by the company in January (that’s Patent Publication…

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5.6M fingerprints stolen in US personnel data hack: government

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday. During an ongoing analysis of…

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Hackers Could “Harvest” Fingerprints From Android Phones

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As fingerprint authentication becomes more commonplace, two hackers have claimed that they have figured out how a compromised Android could be used to collect fingerprint data from unsuspecting users. ZD Net reports that FireEye researchers Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang are…

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Hacker fakes German minister’s fingerprints using photos of her hands

It’s an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can change it to a new one; what happens when your fingerprint gets copied? That’s no longer an abstract […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net…

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CBP’s Chicago lab wants laser system to develop latent fingerprints

Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector:  border_security U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s laboratory in Chicago, which processes thousands of latent fingerprints each year in support of criminal cases pursued by Homeland Security Investigations, plans to purchase one portable TraceER forensic laser system built by Coherent, Inc., of Santa Clara, CA, or…

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