Category Archives: Biometrics

The iPhone 5s fingerprint hack – a sense of perspective

So, the Chaos Computer Club (bless ’em) have already come up with a way of hacking the fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s. Somehow I knew that, if anyone was going to do it, they would. But does this mean the system is fatally flawed? No. We need a bit of perspective on this, something that isn’t always readily available… Read more »

iPhone 5s fingerprint recognition – sounding the death knell for PINs?

At Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco yesterday, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer confessed that she doesn’t use a passcode on her smartphone. Not everyone blamed her. Jeremiah Grossman, CTO and co-founder of WhiteHat Security says: “Perhaps she feels the personal slowdown is more costly than it would be if someone stole her phone and got whatever data was on it…. Read more »

The eyes have it

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“Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes” might well become the mantra for CISOs addressing mobile device and BYOD security nightmares. For a person on the move, using their biometric characteristics, which they always carry with them, to access their mobile device – and access services via their device – is a no-brainer. Voice recognition might seem… Read more »