The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

Smartphone technology will get some hotel guests straight into their room – without having to check in at the front desk On arrival at your hotel, would you prefer to bypass reception, make your way straight to your room, wave your smartphone over the lock and hey presto, you’re checked in? The answer will probably … Continue reading The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

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