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MasterCard is set to introduce a suite of services called Identity Check for consumers, including biometrics and one-time SMS passwords. The services will be made available globally in 2017.
Australian government plans to increase the use of facial recognition in its counter-terrorism strategy raise concerns about privacy and how the technology will be used in everyday policing.
The federal government has allocated $18.5 million to fund a new law enforcement tool dubbed the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability. The system will allow agencies to match images of unidentified individuals to photographs stored in a range of government records.
Brisbane-based fintech company TSWG has launched an iOS and Android password management app that verifies a user’s identity by taking a snapshot of their eyes.
Labor members of the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs have called for changes to be made to a government bill that, if passed, will increase the powers of the immigration department to collect biometric identifiers.
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A biometrics "jumpkit" is helping American soldiers in Iraq to identify dangerous persons by immediately comparing detainees' fingerprints against an Army database in the United States, using a satellite link for speedy analysis.
Whitepapers about biometrics
Despite analysts and the media turning their attention to multi-factor authentication and biometrics, passwords are still one of the most important authentication methods. This paper discusses potential password policies. · We’re keen to move beyond passwords because they’re insecure or they waste time, and security can suffer because users have poor password hygiene · Anecdotal evidence suggests that between one-sixth and one-third of all help desk calls still focus on passwords · According to Gartner, calls for basic password resets can constitute 20% or more of calls to the average service desk