How Biometrics Can Help Prevent a Future Cyber Attack
(Business Matters, Jan 14, 2022)
Positive Technologies Uncovers Vulnerability in IDEMIA Biometric Identification Devices That Can Unlock Doors and Turnstiles
(Automation.com, Jan 14, 2022)
Flaw Found in Biometric ID Devices
(Info Security, Jan 14, 2022)
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in more than ten devices that use biometric identification to control access to protected areas. The flaw can be exploited to unlock doors and open turnstiles, giving attackers a way to bypass biometric ID checks and physically enter controlled spaces. Acting remotely, threat actors could use the vulnerability to run commands without authentication to unlock a door or turnstile or trigger a terminal reboot so as to cause a denial of service. Positive Technologies researchers Natalya Tlyapova, Sergey Fedonin, Vladimir Kononovich, and Vyacheslav Moskvin found the flaw, which impacts 11 biometric identification devices made by IDEMIA.
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Profiting Off of Kids’ Biometric Data
(Reclaim The Net, Jan 14, 2022)
Identity Verification Methods to Combat Fraud
(Easier.com, Jan 14, 2022)
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in identity theft as phishing emails and unsolicited robocalls increased in frequency. The theft of social security numbers resulted in higher numbers of false claims being made, while lockdown periods saw a rise in marketing scams and changed shopping habits, resulting in more people shopping online and falling victim to card fraud via digital payment methods. Cybercrime is predicted to cost the world $10.5 trillion USD annually by 2025, and as fraudsters continue to find new ways of breaching security protocols, cybersecurity remains high on the agenda of most businesses.
AG Office Seeks Public Input on Use of Facial Recognition Technology By Law Enforcement
(RLS Media, Jan 14, 2022)
Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced the launch of an online portal soliciting comment from the public on regulating the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in New Jersey for investigative purposes. As the accuracy of facial recognition technology has increased in recent years, so too has its use. According to the Attorney Generals' Office, law enforcement agencies contend that this technology, when used properly, can lead investigators to suspects who would have otherwise remained unidentified.
Identity Week America, October 4 -5, 2022
(Terrapin, Jan 14, 2022)