Forget iris and fingerprint scans — scanning noses could be a quicker and easier way to verify a person’s identity, according to scientists at the University of Bath. With worries about illegal immigration and identity theft, authorities are increasingly looking to using an individual’s physical characteristics, known as biometrics, to confirm their identity. Read the full article. [Homeland Security Newswire]
Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.
The Heartbleed story advanced over the weekend with word of researchers exploiting the OpenSSL flaw to steal private SSL keys, and the loss of data on websites in the U.K. and Canada.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was approved by the Federal Trade Commission late last week, but not without a stern privacy-related warning from the agency.