Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government

By Fred O'Connor | January 18, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government| Cnet Concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition program have now reached the company’s […]
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Exposed passwords, insider threats and phishing attacks: A review authentication threats in 2018

By Fred O'Connor | January 16, 2019
To help companies better understand how authentication threats impacted businesses in 2018, Veridium compiled data on security incidents involving user credentials. We looked for statistics around how many passwords were exposed in data breaches, how many people fell for phishing scams and how much money insider threats cost organizations. We picked these areas since password […]
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Government shutdown severely weakens cybersecurity in US 

By Fred O'Connor | January 11, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Biometrics in 2019: Increased security or new attack vector?| Threatpost This year thousands of consumers unwrapped new smartphones and laptops which […]
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Your questions answered from the webinar on passwords’ underlying security issues

By Fred O'Connor | January 10, 2019
Biometric spoofing is a top concern among security professionals and identity access managers, judging by the number of people who asked John Spencer, Veridium’s chief product officer, and Ravin Sanjith, program director, at Opus Research, about this topic following a webinar on the underlying issues with using passwords for authentication. Multiple people wanted to know their […]
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Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

By Fred O'Connor | January 4, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones | CNBC Researchers from NYU and Michigan State have generated […]
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Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request

By Fred O'Connor | December 21, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request | The Verge A story out of Germany highlights […]
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Increasing Cyberthreats To Critical Infrastructure And The Need For Information Sharing

By John Callahan | December 19, 2018
It’s hard to believe we’re not far away from the 20th anniversary of the dreaded Y2K bug that put fear into every technology professional’s life at the turn of the millennium. The Y2K bug was initially thought to be a major safety threat because experts claimed there were significant flaws in the software of computers […]
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Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert

By Sarah Landes | December 14, 2018
The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. Here are a few of the headlines you might have missed this week. Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert | The Verge Taylor Swift held a concert at California’s […]
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Marriott/Starwood hack: Is your passport number in China?

By Richi Jennings | December 12, 2018
Hotel hack reminds researchers, sources say Recent revelations that Starwood’s huge reservation database was stolen have taken new significance. Sources say it looks similar to other nation-state attacks from around the same time. Starwood is now owned by Marriott, which isn’t saying anything about these anonymous allegations. But it once again highlights the fragile nature of the […]
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