Researchers in the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Southampton have come up with a means for identifying ears with a success rate of 99.6%. Read the full article. [MIT Technology Review]
NIST announced it has removed the Dual EC DRBG random number generator from a draft guidance on RNGs; the move could become official next month after a public comment period expires.
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.