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]
An iSEC Partners report examining hardening features of the Tor Browser recommends moving off Firefox to Chrome, but budget and feature constraints make that unlikely.
Vulnerabilities in the secure Blackphone reported during DEF CON require unusual circumstances to exploit.
Dan Geer’s Black Hat 2014 keynote featured 10 proposals to address shortcomings in security, in the context of government surveillance and eroding privacy.