All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fingerprint scanner’

PayPal Will Let You Approve Payments Using Your Fingerprint On The Galaxy S5

Sooner or late, we’re all going to be using biometric data when shopping for anything. While it’s not exactly a fool proof method, it’s certainly better than the current magnetic strips found on credit and debit cards. While such a future is still years away, early adopters who use PayPal can start authenticating purchases with their fingerprints in March. PayPal …

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Biometric Security is Coming to the Mobile Workplace

With the workplace becoming more mobile and bring-you-own-device programs beginning to become popular, more businesses than ever now need potent mobile security. While the mobile security software industry will certainly become a major segment of the business-to-business tech market in the coming years, mobile hardware security will also become a billion-dollar market by the end of 2014. This new market …

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Apple’s Touch ID Spurs Fingerprint Scanner Market

Though Apple’s share of the smartphone market has been overtaken by a flood of Android devices, the company is still setting the industry trends. The iPhone 5S was announced back in September and is no exception to this trend. In addition to its 64-bit A7 processor, the major upgrade in the device over the iPhone 5 is the new Touch …

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HTC Officially Announces The HTC One Max

The HTC One Max has been a consistent rumor ever since the HTC One was released earlier this year. After all, everybody else were releasing giant phones so it only made sense for HTC to supersize its latest flagship as well. Well, those rumors were right on the money and then some. HTC announced today that the HTC One Max …

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iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video]

Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 5s was released on Friday with its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning security technology, and it looks as though it may have already been hacked. In fact, it had already been done by Saturday, when the Chaos Computer Club (based in Germany) claimed to have done so, providing a video as evidence. “A fingerprint of …

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iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner Already Drawing Scrutiny From Lawmakers

The iPhone 5S just launched today, and fans are already happily scanning their fingerprints into the devices’s new Touch ID system. Apple (and science) claims it’s perfectly secure, but lawmakers aren’t so sure. The Hill reports that Sen. Al Franken has sent Apple a letter regarding the fingerprint scanner technology in the iPhone 5S. As you would expect, he’s concerned …

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No, You Can’t Use A Disembodied Finger To Get Past The iPhone 5S’ Fingerprint Scanner

The iPhone 5S was pretty much everything we thought it would be when it was revealed last week. All the rumors, including the fingerprint scanner, turned out to be true. That doesn’t make this kind of technology any less intriguing, however, and now people are starting to ask questions. For example – can a thief chop off your finger and …

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iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner: Would It Be Secure?

iPhone is set to make a big announcement on September 10, and the Internet is abuzz with speculation. iOS7 is a given. Will we see a low-cost iPhone 5C in addition to a 5S? Will we be able to purchase iPhones in something other than the standard black and white – say, Champagne and Graphite? One of the newest rumors, …

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iPhone Fingerprint Scanner IS Coming

Apple is expected to release a new iPhone in this month, and new reports indicate that the next version — assumed to be called the iPhone 5S — will have a fingerprint reader. In photos leaked by Nowhereelse.fr the photo showcases the bare hardware component for the fingerprint reader. The picture shows the home button flex cable but its a …

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