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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Bomb-makers, hackers wanted: US seeks public help to prevent attacks

The U.S. government is recruiting hackers and bomb-­makers to help strengthen American defenses in hopes of defusing possible terrorist attacks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced in March that its Improv program was soliciting research proposals — with an emphasis on creativity — for prototypes and systems…

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Seoul seeks hacker troops to fend off North Korean cyberattacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new army of South Korean soldiers was intently focused on fending off the enemy attack. Where were they coming from? What tactics were they using? And how best to neutralize them? The attackers were probably North Korean — that’s a…

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For Cybersecurity, US Government Seeks a Few Good Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans WASHINGTON:  Alejandro Mayorkas, a high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official, opened a speech over the summer in Las Vegas before hundreds of hackers with a dare. “I challenge you all to make my phone ring during my remarks,” he said, brandishing…

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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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