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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

When it comes to securing your sensitive, personally identifiable information against criminals who can engineer countless ways to snatch it from under your nose, experts have long recommended the use of strong, complex passwords. Using long passphrases with combinations of numbers, letters, and symbols that cannot be easily guessed has been the de facto sec
Publish At:2020-04-21 13:11 | Read:645 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple behaviometrics biometrics brute force CCC Chao

PC-Wahl software used in Germany for vote counting lack of security

The European biggest hacker collective Chaos Computer Club demonstrated that PC-Wahl software used in Germany for vote counting is insecure. According to a study conducted by the hacker collective Chaos Computer Club (CCC), the software used in Germany for vote counting is insecure. The experts have found several vulnerabilities in the voting software adopte
Publish At:2017-09-08 11:05 | Read:3036 | Comments:1 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking CCC German election PC-Wahl software p

Hackers demonstrated that it is too easy to bypass the Samsung S8 iris scanner.

Hackers demonstrated that it is very easy to bypass the Samsung S8 iris scanner by using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens. Security experts have once against bypassed mobile Biometric system installed on a mobile device, the Samsung S8 model. Hackers used a camera, a printer and a contact lens to bypass the iris scanner installed on the Samsung S8. So
Publish At:2017-05-24 01:50 | Read:3576 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Mobile Security biometric a

Rating conference submissions

Hi everyone This blog post is about something I had in mind for quiet a while and is a topic from the “meta” corner. I think this topic will become more important with new forms of conference submission ratings such as Open CFPs. This blog post is about IT security conferences, but might apply to other conferences too. A few years ago I was asked
Publish At:2016-01-01 00:25 | Read:4012 | Comments:0 | Tags:Various conference submissions speaker CCC CCC congress 32C3

Censorship is always ultimately a political tool of control

Censorship is always ultimately a political tool of control There have been, I am told, some really unpleasant images uploaded to Twitter. I haven’t seen any; and being a sensitive soul, I have no wish to see any. So I unchecked the TweetDeck setting: “Display media that ma
Publish At:2014-12-19 02:55 | Read:2663 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions CCC censorship TweetD

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