Most people aren’t interested in fingerprint authentication and other biometric logins, a study has found.
Free email portal mail.com and Yougov surveyed over a thousand folks around the world in July and discovered over half (58 percent) prefer traditional passwords.
The government has another public balancing act on its hands with the disclosure this week of exploits against commercial security products that were purportedly cooked up by the NSA.
These attack tools revealed by a group called Shadow Brokers date from sometime before June 2013 and some of them were still effective this week, which means the NSA never told the vendors about them.
A little over nine million keys used to redeem and activate games on the Steam platform were stolen by a hacker who breached a gaming news site last month.
Biometric authentication systems have been around for ages, but it wasn’t until Apple released Touch ID alongside the iPhone 5s that it entered the mainstream. Building off that, a number of banks across the globe have started to update their mobile apps with with fingerprint and facial recognition systems in place of the tried and true password.
The Clinton Foundation says it has not been breached by the suspected Russian hackers that are believed to have infiltrated major Democratic Party organizations in a campaign Hillary Clinton supporters describe as an attempt thwart the candidate's presidential bid.
"We have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue,” a Clinton Foundation official told POLITICO.