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3-D fingerprint phantoms improve fingerprint-matching technology

Posted on March 25, 2014

A team of Michigan State University computer scientists have built the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint. This development will not only help today’s fingerprint-matching technology do its job better, but could eventually lead to improvements in security.
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Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users

Posted on October 11, 2013

A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet’s 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from users’ browsers. Device fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header. The findings suggest that secret tracking is more widespread than previously thought.
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Biometrics Institute calls for the adoption of spoof detection following iPhone 5S hack

Posted on October 3, 2013

The Biometrics Institute is campaigning for widespread adoption of spoof detection technology, and it’s not alone.
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