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…
December 18, 2015
December 18 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, the anatomy of a phone fraud scam and a new report on call center fraud. On Thursday, On The Wire…
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December 18, 2015
FTC Hits LifeLock With $100M Penalty
The Federal Trade Commission many times will allow first-time offending companies to get off relatively easily when they run afoul of consumer-protection laws, often settling with non-financial…
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December 18, 2015
On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
In the premiere episode of the On the Wire podcast, Dennis Fisher talks with Jessy Irwin of 1Password about the state of authentication on the…
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December 17, 2015
Welcome to On the Wire
The Internet is useful for a lot of things—watching videos of dogs dancing to Toto, ordering drone-delivered ice cream—but it has become less-than-useful at the…
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December 17, 2015
Anatomy of a Phone Fraud Scam
When Nargess Sadjady answered the phone at her home in London one early evening in August, the man on the other end gave her some…
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December 11, 2015
December 11 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, consequences of the VTech breach and UK fraudsters convicted for £600,000 phone scam This week, the Associated Press spoke to…
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December 11, 2015
Four Men Convicted in Huge Phone Fraud Scam in UK
Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have convicted four men in connection with a widespread phone fraud scam that saw them steal more than £600,000 (more than $912,000) from…
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December 9, 2015
What’s Next in Phone Fraud: 2016 Trends & Predictions from Pindrop Labs
It’s that time of year again. We’ve asked Pindrop Labs researchers to break out their crystal balls and make some predictions for the coming year…
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December 9, 2015
Social Engineering Protection Comes to Android
Google, as the de facto owner of the Internet, is in a unique position to effect change on the network, and one piece of that…
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December 4, 2015
December 4 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, warning about holiday charity scams and police arrest a serial swatter. According to a new report from IBM, the 2015…
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December 3, 2015
FTC Rule Change Cracks Down on Payment Methods Used by Fraudsters
The Federal Trade Commission is trying to cut off some of the sources of money that flow from consumers to phone scammers by tightening up…
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December 3, 2015
Your Voice Is Not Your Own
The security industry has been trying to replace usernames and passwords since, well, forever, and with little success. The rush to employ biometrics has produced…
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