Single step authentication on Galaxy S5 leaves PayPal accounts open to abuse say German researchers.
PayPal was left fighting a rear-guard action last night after it emerged the fingerprint scanner seen on the Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone can easily be bypassed.
Germany's Security Research Labs says the spoofing system allows access to a user's PayPal account, which is an important issue since a key feature of the scanner is one-step access to the PayPal money payment system - effectively replacing the user's ID and password with a fingerprint swipe.
Today, for one day only, Google Glass goes on sale to everyone in the U.S. Everyone, that is, with an extra $1,500 to spare and a desire to become a guinea pig in a hotly contested social experiment. It’s not a stretch to say that this little test, the first that hasn’t been geared to the already converted, could steer what Google ultimately decides to do with the entire project.
Solid state drives are frequently referred to as the best upgrade you can make to your PC. Trading off disk space for speed is an increasingly popular option, but just like USB sticks and SD memory cards, SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times.
This presents some interesting problems, particularly when it comes to erasing data (and doing so securely). Tools like Darik’s Boot and Nuke are not only ineffective, their write-intensive nature can vastly reduce performance and shorten SSD drive life.
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.70% is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of this year, according to people briefed on the company's plans, part of a broad push into hardware that would pit it against Apple Inc. AAPL -0.74% and Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.29%
L33tdawg: Considering I've had my Fuelband replaced I think 4 times already and the fact that Nike still hasn't fixed a DGAPING XSS vuln for 2 years, I would say it's time to look for something else...
Will your Nike FuelBand soon be a collector's item?