Facial recognition, arguably, is the technology that most threatens individual privacy online, and that's on the mind of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, who has asked the FTC to report on its growing use.
"Once you identify that person based on the unique characteristics of their face, you could then match it with other databases," privacy advocate Beth Givens says, referring to privacy gaps created by facial recognition technology.
Facial recognition technology could prove to be an effective way to authenticate individuals seeking entry to secured buildings or databases storing sensitive information. But the biometric technology already is being abused, and IT security managers employing facial recognition should be careful to encrypt the...
RSA customers who feel victimized by last March's breach of the security vendor's computers have viable options that include continued use of the SecurID authentication tokens, those offered by competitors, or something entirely different: biometrics.
The non-standardized collection device is responsible for 13 percent of the biometric records maintained by DOD, representing some 630,000 DoD records that cannot be searched automatically against FBI's database of about 94 million records.
A preliminary draft of new online authentication guidance from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council puts greater responsibility on the shoulders of financial institutions to enhance security.
Interviews Shed Light on Topics of Unique Interest to Banking/Security Executives
The annual RSA Conference is a showplace for the who's who of security solutions vendors. The event showroom is lined with scores of the industry's leading vendors - no one individual could hope to see them all.
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The science fiction movies from the 1960s had talking computers that interacted with humans. That was considered a far-fatched idea in its time, but the current state of technology for voice biometrics and voice recognition has brought the standard up to a level where banks, including major international entities as...