The password is dead. Long live the password.

Passwords are becoming ‘the’ security problem that needs to be solved. As security breaches become more commonplace, passwords are getting longer and more complicated. Take a mixture of your pets name, mother’s maiden name & your favourite holiday destination, shake them around a bit with some upper and lower case, numbers and symbols – and … Continue reading The password is dead. Long live the password.

Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

“If you don’t know the password you can’t come in.” It’s a phrase often heard in school playgrounds up and down the country, as children play games with their friends. But frankly, passwords could soon be irrelevant if biometrics continue to take off in the way that they have. A piece of research carried out … Continue reading Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

Smartphones and biometrics: we’re all ears

The iPhone 5S was the first. Their Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the lock-in screen heralded the beginning of biometrics security as part of smartphone furniture. But it was easily hacked just two days after the phone went on sale in September last year. Germany’s famous hacker team, the Chaos Computer Club, were able to … Continue reading Smartphones and biometrics: we’re all ears

One password your kids can’t memorise

Samsung are the latest to add a biometrics feature onto their new smartphone. The Galaxy S5, which is currently available to pre-order, will feature a fingerprint scanner in the same way as the Apple iPhone 5 does, with the main button on the front doubling as a scanner to unlock the device. The security feature won’t … Continue reading One password your kids can’t memorise

Pay for your milk using your veins?

Forget fingerprint and iris scanners. You could soon be able to pay for the week’s groceries using the veins on your hand. The Biyo: no wallets, no receipts – all you need is yourself US Biometric company Biyo (formerly Pulse Wallet) have created a revolutionary way to make payments for everyday purchases. Rather than opting … Continue reading Pay for your milk using your veins?