3 agents of change on Twitter for #FollowFriday

The world can move quickly sometimes. Lucky that there's some smart people and organizations out there who can keep up with it - and at times show us what lies ahead. Here's three

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Background: Why the use of voice biometrics is increasing

It's not uncommon to see people walking down a street chattering away over their smart phones through a Bluetooth connection -- but they pull out the handset to type in a password for

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hackers claim they thwarted iPhone’s Touch ID

Fingerprint authentication, a biometric security feature highlighted in the recently released iPhone 5S smart phone, is not secure and should be avoided as a device access method, according to the Germany-based Chaos Computer

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Toronto firm uses heartbeat as password

Sure they’re being used on the new iPhone 5S, but fingerprint scanners are so yesterday. Toronto biometrics firm Bionym Inc., is offering something definitely newer. The company has developed a wearable authentication device

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Beyond passwords: Attitudes toward authentication

We want it all-in one place Most consumers said they would use a multi-purpose identity credential to verify who they are before accessing data, systems and physical locations. Consumers in the U.K. and

Published on: August 14th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Biometrics growing in popularity, analyst says

Biometrics is growing increasingly popular amongst enterprises as a security measure, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.  The worldwide biometrics market will increase to US$14 billion by 2015. This increase

Published on: February 7th, 2011 selena mann

Perfect authentication remains elusive

For years, leaders of the security industry have warned that passwords have outlived their usefulness. Users pick easy-to-crack passwords like the name of a dog or a favourite movie. They're written on post-it

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Bill Brenner

U.S. working on federated biometrics-based identity management

When it comes to biometrics, the U.S. Department. of Defense has gained vast experience during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the military has captured millions of fingerprints, facial images and iris

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Brampton gets $550M health care facelift

The ability to measure its performance will enable the newly upgraded Brampton Civic Hospital to continuously improve health care delivery and patient safety, according to a hospital official.The hospital's $550-million physical and technology

Published on: October 15th, 2007 Mari-Len De Guzman