Tag 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 »

ContraRisk Security Podcast 0004: biometric identity in the developing world

» Listen now on the podcast page » In this episode, Tracey Caldwell talks to Alan Gelb, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He is the co-author, with Julia Clark, of the report ‘Identification for Development: The Biometrics Revolution‘ which looks at how biometric-based identity programmes are being used in developing countries. In contrast to rich countries, where biometric ID… Read more »