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Millions of fingerprints stolen from US Office of Personnel Management

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Computer hackers have stolen the fingerprints of over five million US federal workers in a massive breach of government security. It is thought that Chinese hackers are behind this latest incursion, coming does just days before the Chinese President was due to visit the US to discuss cyber security with… Read more »

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Unencrypted fingerprint data found on HTC smartphones

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Security experts have discovered a route to unencrypted fingerprint data stored on HTC smartphones. It is an increasing trend for smartphone users to be asked to unlock their handsets with fingerprint data as well as to perform other functions on the phone, such as authorising purchases. But security experts have… Read more »

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Banking apps allow fingerprint login

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Two major UK banks, RBS and Natwest, have started allowing customers to access their accounts using Apple’s TouchID fingerprint recognition system. After the initial input of security information on the apps, users would only need a fingerprint thereafter. Whilst the banks only want to make it more convenient for customers… Read more »

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