Tags biometrics

IG finds data security practices lacking at Customs and Border Protection before big hack

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

As federal agencies increasingly draw on biometric data for their work, the stakes for protecting that data from hackers have grown.

Researchers use 3D-printed fingerprints to unlock an iPhone8, laptops

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

It just takes $2,000 and a 3-D printer to get started, they say.

Facebook settles facial recognition lawsuit for $550 million

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

Members of the suit each can claim up to $200.

Samsung, Google acknowledge flaws in phone-unlocking biometric tools

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

The episodes highlight how, just like any other technology, biometrics software needs to be rigorously tested for bugs.

WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.

White House seeks to tighten identity management in federal agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 years ago

A memo from OMB asks agencies to coordinate regularly to make sure federal identity management policies are consistently implemented.