How Much Is Your Life Worth?

By Jason Braverman | April 12, 2016
Consumers are being sold a false sense of security. It’s a simple fact. “Change your passwords. Buy new antivirus and anti-malware. Scan, scan, scan…” This is the mantra the market wants you to follow, but is it working? Absolutely not. Hackers, from the hardcore experts to your average 15-year-old “script kiddies,” can steal your information […]
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Biometrics Are Going Mainstream

By Ian E. Muller | April 8, 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: Biometrics are Becoming Mainstream in Banking | Biometric Update More banks are embracing biometrics to authenticate mobile customers. This trend is being driven by the growing stability of biometric solutions […]
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Identity Theft & Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | April 5, 2016
One of the major hurdles for businesses when it comes to investing in and deploying biometrics solutions is misinformation. There are a wide variety of myths surrounding biometric authentication systems that have to be properly “busted” in order to clear up this innovated security infrastructure and ensure that a strong foundation of understanding exists. By […]
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Evolving Biometrics Technology

By Ian E. Muller | April 1, 2016
The evolution of the biometrics, authentication, and identity assurance industries is critical as we focus more on security as a society. To this end, it is important to take note of the innovations and improvements being made across the biometrics industry. Every Friday, Hoyos Labs takes a look at the news this week and shares […]
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Conquering Biometrics Risks

By Jason Braverman | March 29, 2016
Over the last two weeks we have been covering basic attack surfaces and challenges facing biometric authentication deployments. This week we wrap up the series with four more attack vectors. Replay Attacks A replay attack is where a hacker gains physical access to the victim’s device where their biometrics are stored and “clones” it. This […]
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Tackling Cybersecurity’s Failings

By Ian E. Muller | March 25, 2016
The evolution of the biometrics, authentication, and identity assurance industries is critical as we focus more on security as a society. To this end, it is important to take note of the innovations and improvements being made across the biometrics industry. Every Friday, Hoyos Labs takes a look at the news this week and shares […]
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Securing Biometrics Risks

By Jason Braverman | March 22, 2016
Last week we discussed the risks inherent in a poor user experience, spoofing attacks, and cross-site forgery with biometrics. The established challenges mean that most companies have a long way to go before they can implement a solid biometric authentication strategy that doesn’t put their company or employees at risk. In order to eliminate privacy […]
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Encryption is the Future

By Ian E. Muller | March 18, 2016
The evolution of the biometrics, authentication, and identity assurance industries is critical as we focus more on security as a society. To this end, it is important to take note of the innovations and improvements being made across the biometrics industry. Every Friday, Hoyos Labs takes a look at the news this week and shares […]
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Security, Privacy & Convenience in Biometric Authentication

By Alan Goode | March 17, 2016
Biometric authentication is being used by millions of people globally. Mobile-based biometrics provides a convenient and frictionless method of authentication for a wide variety of applications. But is the rush for convenience creating weak security practices? In this blog I explore some of the security concerns associated with mobile biometric authentication, and suggest ways in […]
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