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Hackers Have Stolen Almost Six Million US Government Fingerprints

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has revealed in a statement that when hackers breached its systems earlier this year they made away with approximately 5.6 million fingerprints – a significant increase from the 1.1 million previously reported.As is now well known, in addition to fingerprint data being stolen the Social Security numbers, address
Publish At:2015-09-24 21:40 | Read:5263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection biometric

5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen In OPM Hack

It turns out roughly 5.6 million federal employees may have had their fingerprints stolen as part of this year’s mammoth Office of Personnel Management breach – a figure five times what the agency initially announced in June.OPM press secretary Sam Schumach broke the bad news Wednesday morning, but insisted that the previously announced number of those
Publish At:2015-09-24 05:15 | Read:4763 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Government Hacks Fingerprints government Offic

Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android devices

Researchers from FireEye have revealed that it is possible to attack Android smartphone to remotely steal user’s fingerprints on a “large scale.” Security experts have often expressed concerns regarding the fingerprint management implemented by the principal mobile vendors. Hackers have demonstrated that it i
Publish At:2015-08-10 12:15 | Read:4757 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Mobile Security Android Bla

Samsung Galaxy S5 vulnerability allows hackers to steal fingerprints

Security researchers at FireEye have discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy S5 that allows hackers to clone fingerprints. Samsung Galaxy S5 and other ‘unnamed Android devices’ could leak user fingerprints to hackers that can clone them. According to security experts at FireEye, although Samsung implements encryption
Publish At:2015-04-26 15:40 | Read:6820 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile authentication fingerprints Fir

12 Days of HaXmas: Metasploit, Nexpose, Sonar, and Recog

This post is the tenth in a series, 12 Days of HaXmas, where we take a look at some of more notable advancements and events in the Metasploit Framework over the course of 2014.The Metasploit Framework uses operating system and service fingerprints for automatic target selection and asset identification. This blog post describes a major overhaul of the finger
Publish At:2015-01-04 03:50 | Read:6633 | Comments:0 | Tags:recog fingerprints sonar metasploit nexpose open open-source

Police can demand fingerprints but not passcodes to unlock phones, rules judge

Cops can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, according to a judge in the US state of Virginia.The question of whether a phone passcode is constitutionally protected has been batted around for a while, with varying outcomes.It surfaced again in this case, which involves an Emergency Medical Services captain by the
Publish At:2014-11-03 12:10 | Read:4549 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Featured Law & order Mobile Privacy biometrics court c

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