Digital Security is Flawed, but Embracing Biometrics is a Good Start

By Ian E. Muller | December 9, 2016
Biometrics play a key role in advancing cybersecurity through multifactor authentication solutions. Read the latest news on these topics and more.
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Will Behavioral Biometrics Change How We Authenticate?

By Ian E. Muller | December 8, 2016
Mobile biometric authentication is already taking off, with consumer and banking apps embracing the technology to provide a convenient yet secure way for users to log in. However, even as this industry grows, concerns over privacy and how we protect data are raising important questions and conversations regarding how we are using biometrics. The Future […]
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Consumers Relying on Biometrics to Protect Their Finances

By Ian E. Muller | December 6, 2016
All it takes is a touch and you’re logged in. This level of convenience is a shining triumph of the digital age, with a biometric sensor built into the majority of the smartphones being used around the globe. And despite how new the technology, those millions of consumers have happily embraced biometrics on a broad […]
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Biometrics Are Becoming More Commonplace

By Ian E. Muller | December 2, 2016
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Nearly One-Third of Americans Won’t Shop Online | eSecurity Planet A recent survey by Veridium found that 29 percent of consumers are avoiding shopping online this holidays season, over fears […]
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Don’t Wait Till You’re Hacked To Assess Security

By Jason Braverman | December 1, 2016
Seems like we’ve been down this road before. Hackers breach the security, steal something important, and disappear. For the record, these are the attacks you hear about in the news, but there are thousands of critical attacks happening per year. In order to understand how this is possible, you need to have a deep understanding […]
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Fingerprinting the Brain: A New Biometric?

By Ian E. Muller | November 29, 2016
Neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University recently performed a study that found that our brains are uniquely wired. By using a new, non-invasive diffusion MRI procedure, scientists can map brain connectivity at unprecedented levels. Using 699 different scans from five data sets, the researchers found that they can generate a highly unique “print” for each person’s […]
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New Survey Pinpoints Serious Concerns Over the Safety of Online Spending

By John Callahan | November 22, 2016
Our latest research showcases the concerns that Americans have regarding the safety of shopping online this holiday season. According to our consumer poll, almost one-third (29.4 percent) of survey respondents will avoid shopping online entirely this year due to concerns about the rising number of data breaches. Furthermore, 14 percent indicated that they would be less […]
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bunq Launches First Banking App with 4 Fingers Biometric

By Ian E. Muller | November 17, 2016
Mobile-only Dutch bank bunq, the “WhatsApp of banks,” has launched the newest version of its app, which uses biometrics to authenticate users. Rather than using selfies or single fingerprints through Touch ID, bunq decided to leverage more advanced biometrics with Veridium’s 4 Fingers TouchlessID (4 Fingers). Why 4 Fingers? bunq embraced the use of 4 […]
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Biometrics In the Enterprise

By Alan Goode | November 15, 2016
Adoption of biometrics in enterprise has been slower than other industries. This has been despite the availability of biometric systems for both logical (computer) authentication and physical access control. With the rise of mobile-based biometric authentication adoption in many other sectors, will enterprises embrace this most convenient of authentication mechanisms? Slow Adoption to Date Biometric […]
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We Need Secure Biometrics To Fix Our Security Woes

By Ian E. Muller | November 11, 2016
Researching are demonstrating new ways to spoof biometrics, demonstrating the need for stronger multifactor authentication to fix our security woes. Read the latest news in The Weekly Cypher.
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