Microsoft has formally announced the death of passwords, at least on its services. Starting today, you can completely remove a password from your Microsoft account and use alternate methods instead.
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Some U.S. Senators have penned a letter to Amazon's CEO, asking for more details about the company's Amazon One program and how it plans to ensure the privacy and security of biometric user data.
Google is finally making auto-fill on Android more secure by adding biometric authentication for it. This means that you will first have to confirm your identity before passwords will be auto-filled.
By using conducting graphite patterns drawn with pencils and regular office-papers as flexible supporting substrates, the team built a biometric wearable that can gauge temperature, sweat, pH, etc.
Former employees of Wendy's have filed a class-action lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant for the way it handles employees' fingerprint data, potentially breaking a state law.
The biometric camera could be making its way to Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S flagship, which will supposedly debut next year. The technology is supposed to work even in ambient light.
The upcoming iPhone 8 launch has gained its fair share of hype with plenty of leaks and rumors. Now more reports are shedding light on Apple's rumored 3D facial recognition system for the device.
Apple is testing a new 3D sensor that will allow users to authenticate themselves by scanning their face. The system is considered more secure than Touch ID and might replace it in the future.
At VRLA 2017, Samsung has unveiled what it calls FaceSense, a prototype which tracks your facial movements and translates them into navigation input. The design is based on that of the Gear VR.
At its F8 developer conference, Facebook unveiled a feature called Delegated Account Recovery, which would act as a method to securely log into third party sites using your Facebook account.
According to Calcalist, Apple has acquired Israeli facial recognition firm RealFace for an as of yet unclear amount of money. This is the fourth acquisition Apple has made in the country.
Microsoft has announced three new USB biometric devices from BIO-key. The Windows Hello compatible hardware is available at Microsoft Stores and micosoftstore.com.
Recent updates to the Chromium software project suggest impending support for fingerprint or other bio-metric authentication, such as facial recognition. Now we just need the hardware.
A credible rumor came out last month suggesting that future MacBooks might feature TouchID and an OLED touch bar - and now code from the macOS Sierra beta seemingly corroborates those rumors.
Microsoft has been working on its Windows 10 Mobile Authenticator and users can take a sneak peek at the new beta version. Once final it will include support for push notifications and Windows Hello.
In a new proof of concept attack, a team from Michigan State University has demonstrated an ability to successfully spoof fingerprints and gain access to two flagship Android smartphones.
Windows Hello requires specialized hardware to work but users can now emply their Kinects for this very purpose. Follow the tutorial on how to sign in to Windows 10 with your Kinect v2.
Intel's CEO showed off a new depth-sensing camera prototype that can be integrated into smartphones, allowing for numerous applications including biometric authentication via Windows Hello.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Hello and Passport, two systems designed to make passwords obsolete in Windows 10. They rely on biometric signatures and secondary devices for authentication.
A new rumor claims the main controller design for Sony's next Playstation console will include an LCD screen and biometric sensors on the grips, doing away with the current DualShock design.
Apple is rather well known for filing a lot of patents, most of which have yet to go anywhere. However, this one seems rather interesting. AppleInsider is reporting a new filing that shows a biometric...
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Biometric technology is taking another leap toward widespread usage as Hewlett-Packard Co. ships new laptops with fingerprint readers. The nx6125 notebook PC includes a fingerprint sensor made by AuthenTec Inc., which says...
IBM announced on Monday the launch of a new line of ThinkPad notebooks designed to provide an extra layer of data protection through advanced fingerprint technology. The biometric capability will be present on...
Biometric technology that scans faces, fingerprints or other physical characteristics to confirm people's identities is about to get its biggest, most public test: at US border checkpoints. Yet significant questions loom about whether the US...
A senior US government official has laid out detailed plans for the timing and form of US government issued biometric passports. Frank Moss, deputy assistant secretary for Passport Services, presented his organisation's plans to evolve...
Found this over on The Inquirer, yea I know this is not typical tech news, but it does put the question in the back of my mind... Has Bush has been reading way too...
Already, several initiatives are being put into place to protect some 694 million passengers on US commercial airlines. President Bush and the US Congress have agreed to deploy sky marshals once again on commercial passenger...