WannaCry’s “accidental hero” pleads guilty to malware charges, Samsung and Nokia have fingerprint fumbles, the NCSC publishes a list of 100,000 dreadful passwords, and Apple finds itself at the centre of an identity mix-up.
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes.
As hacker claims the entire process can be completed in just three minutes, you would be wise to remember that fingerprints are not the same as passwords.
Fusion reports: A man was murdered, and the police think there might be clues to who murdered him stored in his phone. But they can’t get access to the phone without his fingerprint or passcode. So instead of asking the company that made the phone to grant them access, they’re going another route: having the
Quack quack oops.
This Android phone stores your fingerprints unencrypted, in a part of your operating system that any rogue app can access.
Popular password manager service LastPass has announced that it has introduced a new feature for Samsung Galaxy S5 users: Fingerprint scanning.
Yes, a simple fingerprint can now unlock your LastPass vault if you have the right Android phone.
Read more in my article on the Hot For Security blog.
The next version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, iOS 7.03, could be just around the corner – and hopefully it will properly fix some of the security and privacy bugs that have embarrassed the company since the launch of iOS 7.0 last month.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Hackers explain how to make a fake finger that can mimic your fingerprint well enough to get past Apple’s biometric security.
Apple has released an update to its iOS 7 smartphone operating system, fixing a bug in its fingerprint scanner.
“I don’t have a passcode on my phone”, says woman heading up company responsible for protecting privacy of hundreds of millions of internet users.
With the launch of the iPhone 5S, more people will be using fingerprint sensors as part of their daily security than ever before.
But just how can fingerprint locks be defeated, and how easy is it? The guys at MythBusters have found out.
Apple has announced the iPhone 5S, which incorporates a biometric fingerprint sensor. The company is calling it Touch ID.
But is it a good thing for security and privacy?