Nigeria – home to 160 million residents – is launching a national identity smart card that will include biometrics and an EMV payment application. At the end of August the first residents of Nigeria received their copy of the eID, a contact, polycarbonate smart card that replaced the current printed plastic identification document.
Researchers have found that every person moves their lips a little differently when they speak and this could be used as a ""visual password"" for biometric security.
Ahmad Hassanat at the University of Mu'tah in Jordan has developed a new software that look for patterns of lip and mouth movements associated with different words as people spoke to a camera.
Biometrics are on the rise — and they’re coming to a store, street and office near you. The private sector is funneling billions of dollars into researching and developing facial recognition and analysis technologies that can provide new consumer insights to advertisers and businesses.
Imagine a whole new type of password based on face recognition - a password that dispenses with numbers, letters and symbols while keeping attackers out.
Whether you're reading this at your desk or on your phone lounging on the couch, odds are you're doing it wrong. The way many of us use our tech could, and increasingly has, lead to short- and long-term injury.
This year’s Heartbleed security scare highlighted the importance of creating strong, unique passwords across the Internet. But too many of us are guilty of using codes like “abc123” to secure private information.
Around 50% of European internet users are concerned about the dangers of cybercrime and online identity theft…