air-travel

United Airlines is the first United States-based airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via the United mobile app on devices with iOS and Android operating systems, the airline said today.Customers can access the passport scanning feature when checking in for international flights in the 24 … Continued

stolen-phone

There are now many apps that can help you find your phone if it is lost or stolen. Some apps are free, like the Prey Project for Android devices, which lets let you remotely lock it, recover your contacts, erase personal information and even take a picture, maybe of the thief! Wireless phone companies also … Continued

find-my-phone

There are now many apps that can help you find your phone if it is lost or stolen. Some apps are free, like the Prey Project for Android devices, which lets let you remotely lock it, recover your contacts, erase personal information and even take a picture, maybe of the thief! Wireless phone companies also … Continued

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You must get a passport for your child or children (under 16 years) if you plan to fly to another country. In the case of air travel, the United States will not allow any person (including children) to enter or re-enter the United States without a valid passport. If you are traveling by land and … Continued

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Biometrics consists of using a part of you—a fingerprint, handprint, iris scan, voiceprint, even your DNA—to prove your identity. A fingerprint biometric can be used in two-factor authentication to identify you instead of, say, a PIN code. Or it can be required in addition to a PIN code, something known as multi-factor authentication. Security experts … Continued

data-recovery

If your phone is broken but has a SIM, you can get your contacts from the SIM card. See, How can I transfer my data including contacts and text messages stored in the SIM card into a new phone? Not sure if you have a SIM? Roughly half of U.S. cell phones have a SIM, … Continued

seguranca-de-celular

O conceito de Casa Conectada ou Casa Inteligente, antes restrito aos filmes de ficção científica, faz cada vez mais parte da vida real.

seguranca-de-senhas

Uma startup canadense apela para o coração das pessoas com uma proposta um pouquinho mais ousada: a Bionym trabalha em um sistema para transformar o ritmo dos batimentos cardíacos de cada indivíduo em uma senha definitivamente pessoal.

smart-homes

The buzzwords “smart home” and the “Internet of things” refer to gadgets that can communicate with each other, smartphones and the cloud. Take Nest, which was bought by Google for $3.2 billion. It’s a thermostat that learns its owner’s preferences, sends data out for monthly energy reports and can be controlled via smartphone or tablet.

eid-cards

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.