Alliance of tech leaders vows to kill passwords

Passwords are considered one of the weakest links in IT security: Users fail to create secure ones, forget them, fail...

December 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Digital Fingerprint

NEC system enables smart phones, tablets to spot counterfeit goods

For years biometric technology has been used for identification in corporate offices, airports, border crossings as well as to aid authorities...

November 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano


Controversial biometric project in India may go ahead

The largest biometric identification projects in the world -- India's attempt to give an ID number to 1 billion people...

September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon


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...

March 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Voice Neon Lights

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...

March 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple iOS7

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...

September 23rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Bionym Inc.'s Nymi wearable biometric authentication device

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.,...

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...

August 14th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Biometrics growing in popularity, analyst says

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....

February 7th, 2011 selena mann