Barclays Wealth & Investment Management is using Nuance's FreeSpeech voice biometrics solution to automatically confirm and identify customers, instead of using security questions that rely on the customer's ability to remember a number of different details.
Security questions—often referred to as "knowledge-based authentication"—can be time-consuming and frustrating for customers that have to provide often hard-to-recall information on obscure topics.
A new front has been opened in the long-running dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, after UK hackers attacked an online game in which Argentine special forces battle British 'terrorists' for control of the islands.
On Monday 24 March, Dattatec.com, a company based in Rosario, Argentina, launched a version of the popular online game Counter Strike based in the Falklands. The company claims it has already been downloaded 15,000 times.
The UK has set up a cyber security “fusion cell” for cross-sector threat information sharing. The intention is to put government, industry and information security analysts side-by-side for the first time.
In another first, public and private sector analysts will be joined by members of intelligence agencies, law enforcement and government IT as they exchange information and techniques and monitor cyber attacks in real time.
There are some government agencies that most would expect to have a fair grasp of security, even for those systems that are not core to their operations. That's what we thought with the Australian Tax Office's Publication Ordering System, but sadly, we were proven wrong.
What appears to be a glaringly obvious security hole has been blamed for the snatching of 300 domains hosted by one web-hosting firm last year, The Reg has discovered.
A source told El Reg that anyone with a hosting package from 123-Reg, and hence an account control panel, simply had to change the final section of the URL manually (to, for example, /someoneelseswebsite.co.uk) to be able to gain access to another site's emails, name servers and billing.