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Review
Hands-on review: Yubico's YubiKey Bio brings no-nonsense biometrics to 2FA
YubiKey Bio works across platforms including Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS and Linux. We take a look.
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Biometric security
Yubico adds fingerprint recognition to YubiKey hardware security device
The hardware integrates native biometric enrolment and management features that are supported by desktop-based, FIDO-supported services and applications.
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Facial recognition
Facial recognition company Vix Vizion enhances product for AU hospitality workers
Australian facial biometrics and analytics organisation Vix Vizion has responded to user feedback and released an improved user interface.  
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Biometrics
Biometrics solving security challenges of remote and flexible working
"As work becomes more agile, these technologies are a vital bridge to ensuring flexibility and business continuity."
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Biometric security
Australian Taxation Office announces face verification technology rollout
The Australian Taxation Office has extended its national identity program with face verification technology from iProov.
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Biometrics
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - GBG exec on digital identity verification tech
GBG regional general manager for A/NZ Carol Chris discusses why digital identity verification technology is becoming more essential and the evolution of biometric tech.
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Biometrics
We're not ready for passwordless systems—and that's quite alright
Although passwordless authentication options are gaining prominence, there's a reason why we're still using passwords 60 years after their inception: they're effective. 
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Common misconceptions about smart homes and biometrics
The real cause of most attacks is not biometrics itself, but the storage of biometrics data in a centralised database.
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Biometrics
Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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Biometrics
Concerns over hygiene sends biometric device revenue spiralling
According to ABI Research, the market for biometric devices will plummet by US$2 billion over the course of 2020. 
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Passwords
NordPass releases new features on the back of extensive audit
NordPass has launched new features for PCs and mobiles, including the ability to share passwords, as well as new mobile features and native apps.
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Biometrics
Nuance announces updates to biometric fraud detection offering
A recent Nuance survey found 1 in 4 people have fallen victim to fraud in the last twelve months, each person losing an average of $2,000 due to inefficient passwords.
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Biometrics
Japan rolls out more facial recognition gates at airports
More airports around Japan will soon be rolling out automated facial recognition gates for travellers passing through immigration and passport control.
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Identity and Access Management
Star Alliance and NEC Corp sign partnership on biometric data recognition technology
The aim is to allow passengers to pass through curb-to-gate touchpoints within airports, such as check-in kiosks, bag-drop, lounges, and boarding gates with identity solutions.
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Cybersecurity
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
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HID Global
HID Global releases fingerprint reader in AU market
HID Global has introduced a new fingerprint reader to the Australian market, as biometric authentication becomes the fastest-growing segment in the access control market.
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Biometric security
Biometric speedgate comes to New Zealand and Australia
A secure speedgate utilising advanced biometric technology is now available in Australia and New Zealand.
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Identity and Access Management
Security top priority for Filipinos when choosing a bank - Unisys
Filipinos have greatest appetite in Asia Pacific to use biometrics to access banking services
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Identity and Access Management
Japan's MUFG Bank deploys Nok Nok Labs biometric authentication
Customers at Japan’s MUFG Bank now have access to a range of new biometric authentication options for their mobile devices.
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Biometrics
Gartner: Smartphone biometrics coming to the workplace
Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication and SaaS-delivered IAM.
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Biometric security
Uganda Police Force uses biometrics to catch criminals
Police in Uganda are using biometric data and solutions to help them identify suspects and solve crimes in a more efficient way.
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Ransomware
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
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Cybersecurity
A photo still enough to defeat face unlock of many phones
Despite almost all smartphone manufacturers bragging about just how secure their ‘face unlock’ feature is, a new study has found many models wanting in security.
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Predictions
2019: The year attackers steal faces - Forcepoint
While passwords may change, physical biometrics are genetic and specific to each person.