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From Cybersecurity to Cars, Biometrics Will Reign in 2017

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are:

Your Body Is Your Password | Nashville Business Journal

As biometrics technology moves forward, financial services is embracing emerging solutions with abandon. The fact that the number of people who access their accounts on mobile devices is steady increasing is driving the demand for a simpler, more secure way to authenticate. As developments in mobile biometric sensors improve, this trend is likely to continue advancing at a rapid pace. [Read More]

Biometrics at CES 2017 | Find Biometrics

From the automotive industry to padlocks, biometrics were integrated into much of the new technology showcased at CES this year. Honda showed off a new voice recognition system, fingerprint sensors manufacturers demonstrated new sensors for PCs and mobile devices, and much more. The proliferation of biometrics across the show floor only served to cement that 2017 will be the year for biometrics. [Read More]

AI is the Best Answer to Cyber Hacking | Independent

2016 saw some of the worst hacks in history, and it’s only likely to get worse. However, some security experts believe the answer to solving the cybercrime problem lies in artificial intelligence. Developments in the AI field, though not reaching “true” AI levels yet, have allowed machine learning and big data analytics are providing fuel for the fire that is AI development, and cybersecurity solutions are already embracing these innovations to help fight hackers. [Read More]

Amazon Purchased Cybersecurity Firm | PYMNTS

At the beginning of 2017, Amazon quietly purchased, a cybersecurity firm founded in 2014 that focuses on using AI algorithms to protect cloud storage. The company accepted a $19 million offer from Amazon, which intends to use the firm’s technology to protect its own cloud services, reports suggest. Amazon has historically been secretive in the past when buying up other startups. [Read More]

Will Making the “Peace Sign” in a Selfie Risk Identity Theft? | CNET

Recent research from the National Institute of Informatics in Japan states that modern smartphone cameras may be powerful enough to give away your fingerprints if you snap selfies of your hands. Specifically, Isao Echizen, a professor at the institute, warns against the popular “peace sign,” which is used frequently in selfies in Japan. However, in their official report, the scientists note that fingerprint spoofing is still a difficult process and that it isn’t a quick and easy process to steal and copy someone’s prints from a photo. [Read More]

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