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Can feds force you to unlock your iPhone or Android phone? …”NO” A Northern California judge has ruled that federal authorities can’t force you to unlock your smartphone using your fingerprints or other biometric features such as facial recognition—even with a warrant. The ruling came in the case of two unspecified suspects allegedly using Facebook …

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Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak sensitive data stored by the users. Fingerprint Manager Pro is a utility for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems that allows users to log into their fingerprint-enabled Lenovo PCs using their fingers. …

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MasterCard has unveiled its brand new payment card that has a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner, allowing customers to authorize payments with their fingerprint, without requiring a PIN code or a signature. The company is already testing the new biometric payment cards, combined with the on-board chips, in South Africa and says it hopes to roll out …

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Image: iStockphoto/Prykhodov Fingerprint-based authentication systems, commonly used in modern smartphones and tablets, could be less secure than originally thought, according to new research released Tuesday. Because these systems scan and store partial versions of fingerprints, those partial prints can be more easily matched, university researchers said. The findings, announced via press release, come out of …

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Enlarge / System architecture of a cross-browser tracking system. Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track visitors even when they use two or more different browsers. This shatters a key defense against sites that identify visitors based on the digital fingerprint their browsers leave behind. State-of-the-art fingerprinting techniques are highly …