Industry Comment: Passwords Can Be Reset, Biometrics Can’t

OPM Breach Reveals 5.6 Mil Fingerprints Stolen

The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks. Suprema is the security company responsible for the web-based Biostar 2 biometrics lock system […]

“Learning The Lessons” – Why GDPR Compliance Matters

It is well over a year now since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. It was a defining moment in the history of data privacy. It shone a spotlight on data protection, helping to turn it into a top priority for organisations worldwide. It engendered stricter laws in California, New Zealand […]

Biometric Database Breach: Expert Commentary

Suprema has reportedly suffered a biometric database breach including facial recognition records, fingerprints, log data and personal information being found on “a publicly accessible database.” The damage is not yet clear, but the report claims that actual fingerprints and facial recognition records for millions of people have been exposed. Experts Comments August 15, 2019 Robert […]

700k Customer Records Leaked Choice Hotels Data Breach

Hackers claim to have stolen 700,000 guest records belonging to Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the unsecured database, which was left exposed and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Diachenko immediately notified the company of the exposed MongoDB instance, but it appears malicious actors got to it […]