Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
March 9, 2016
Home Depot Pays $19.5 Million to Settle Data Breach Suits
The Home Depot has agreed to pay more than $19 million to settle a massive lass-action lawsuit stemming from its 2014 data breach, one of…
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March 8, 2016
FTC Demands Info From PCI Auditors
The Federal Trade Commission has sent an order to nine of the larger companies that do PCI DSS assessments, demanding that the organizations turn over…
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March 7, 2016
Facebook Fixes Account-Takeover Bug
Facebook has fixed a simple yet potentially dangerous bug in its beta platform that could allow an attacker to take over another user’s account by…
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March 7, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: RSA Conference Roundtable
In this episode of the podcast, Dennis Fisher is joined by a large cast of characters live at last week’s RSA Conference, including Jessy Irwin…
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March 7, 2016
Bypassing Phone Fingerprint Sensors With an Inkjet Printer
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a clever hack that allows them to scan and then print a target user’s fingerprint and then use…
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March 4, 2016
March 4 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, how criminals are using the IVR and mobile wallets. This week, Forbes reported on Pindrop’s 2016 RSA session, “The Art…
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March 3, 2016
FCC Looking for Help Securing 5G, IoT Devices
SAN FRANCISCO–The FCC is appealing to the security and cryptographic communities for help in defining new security standards for both the forthcoming 5G wireless network…
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March 2, 2016
Balancing Privacy and Security in the Backdoor Debate
SAN FRANCISCO–The Apple-FBI debate has brought up many old arguments about wiretapping, surveillance, backdoors, and law enforcement, but while the discussions aren’t new, the technological…
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March 1, 2016
Some Rays of Sunshine on the Security Horizon
SAN FRANCISCO–The cryptographers’ panel at the RSA Conference is not generally noted for its optimism. But amid the usual talk of mass surveillance and breaks…
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March 1, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland
Rick Holland has seen the security world from a variety of interesting angles. He’s been a practitioner, an industry analyst, and is now the vice…
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March 1, 2016
Sidestepping Apple Pay Enrollment Authentication
SAN FRANCISCO–Apple has touted its Apple Pay system as a convenient, simple, and secure alternative to using physical debit or credit cards. But researchers have…
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February 29, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson is a self-proclaimed phone geek, the kind of guy who loves getting into the guts of a telco network and figuring out how…
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