Étiquette : identity (page 1 of 7)

“We recently discovered a new strain of Android malware. The Trojan (detected as: Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.Cookiethief) turned out to be quite simple. Its main task was to acquire root rights on the victim device, and transfer cookies used by the browser and Facebook app to the cybercriminals’ server. This abuse technique is possible not because of a vulnerability in Facebook app or browser itself. Malware could steal cookie files of any website from other apps in the same way and achieve similar results.”

Source : Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android | Securelist

a woman retrieving info from file catalouge

“For well over a decade, identity thieves, phishers, and other online scammers have created a black market of stolen and aggregated consumer data that they used to break into people’s accounts, steal their money, or impersonate them. In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information—about 1.2 billion records in all.”

Source : 1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server  | WIRED

“All mobile phone users in China registering new SIM cards must submit to facial recognition scans, according to a new rule that went into effect across the country on Sunday […].

China’s education ministry said in September it would “curb and regulate” the use of facial recognition after parents grew angry when facial recognition software was installed without their knowledge at a university in Nanjing to monitor students’ attendance and focus during class.”

Source : China brings in mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users | World news | The Guardian

Australia's home affairs minister, Peter Dutton.

“As a government agency seeks approval of a facial recognition system, it says one use for it could be verifying the age of people who want to view pornography online.”

Source : Australia Proposes Face Scans for Watching Online Pornography – The New York Times

Facebook tarde à livrer les données promises aux scientifiques

“Facebook avait précisé que les données transmises aux scientifiques sélectionnés seraient anonymisées. Mais il est techniquement très compliqué de le faire totalement sur de vastes jeux de données personnelles. Par le biais de croisements et de recoupements, il est possible de réidentifier des internautes pourtant « anonymes », comme l’avaient montré, dès les années 2000, des recherches effectuées à partir d’une fuite de données issues du moteur de recherche d’AOL. Pour limiter ces risques, Facebook avait annoncé travailler à une anonymisation dite « différentielle » des jeux de données, censée régler le problème. C’est ce nouveau processus qui « a pris plus de temps que prévu », explique le réseau social.”

Source : Facebook tarde à livrer les données promises aux scientifiques

“Samsung is once again in hot water for a shoddy biometrics implementation. This time the culprit is the Galaxy S10 and its ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader, which apparently can be unlocked by anyone as long as there is a screen protector or some other piece of transparent plastic between a finger and the sensor.”

Source : Anyone can fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10—just grab a clear phone case | Ars Technica

“Les plateformes en ligne, notamment dans les domaines de la location immobilière et de la restauration, prévoient la possibilité de déposer des commentaires, éventuellement de manière anonyme, censés offrir un retour d’expérience et éclairer la clientèle. Alors que ces avis déterminent souvent le choix, cette pratique peut être dévoyée car elle permet à des usagers mal intentionnés, voire à des concurrents, de s’exprimer pour tromper sciemment les internautes. Afin de renforcer la transparence et la loyauté en ligne et d’assurer l’honnêteté dans les relations commerciales, une piste d’amélioration souvent avancée serait d’imposer la publication du numéro IP de l’émetteur du commentaire à côté de l’avis.”

Source : Sandrine Le Feur : Question N° 23644 au Secrétariat d’état au numérique – NosDéputés.fr

relates to France Set to Roll Out Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Program

“You can look at France’s use of facial recognition for digital identity in two ways: it goes too far in terms of privacy, or they’re using the most secure new technology. Are they a front-runner or are they overstepping the mark?”

Source : French Liberte Tested by Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Plan – Bloomberg

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A 3D-printed head being made at the Backface studio in Birmingham, U.K.

“No such luck with the iPhone X, though. Apple’s investment in its tech – which saw the company work with a Hollywood studio to create realistic masks to test Face ID – has clearly paid off. It was impossible to break in with the model. Microsoft appeared to have done a fine job too. It’s new Windows Hello facial recognition also didn’t accept the fake head as real. Little surprise the two most valuable companies in the world offer the best security.”

Source : We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head

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