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The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Germany recently announced its successful bypassing of the new iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner. Despite many media claims that the new scanner worked on deep layers in the skin, and was not vulnerable to simple fingerprint duplication, that is exactly what succeeded.  The CCC used a high resolution photo of […]

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The New Scientist has an article on the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. It started out as a project to replace the old fingerprint database, but will now include biometrics, DNA, voice prints, and facial recognition. The idea is to database all the mugshots so people can be quickly identified after arrest, or possibly […]

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Thanks to Bruce Schneier for linking to this interesting article on using patterns in language to identify the author of emails. While the technique would not allow them to identify your anonymous emails in an ocean of others, that is rarely the real world threat scenario. In many cases there is a relative hand full […]

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