Speak up for security

Tuesday, 25 June 2002, 11:57 AM EST

If plans by Optus and an Irish technology company work out, Australians will soon be able to "sign" their transactions with their voices. Initially the technology is likely to be offered to corporate users to secure access to information, but later could be opened to consumers for everyday transactions.

The system is based on making an electronic "picture" of a person's voice to be stored on the mobile-phone company's database and used to identify individuals in over-the-phone transactions with banks, sharebrokers and businesses.

Trust5, the Dublin-based company that has developed the technology, claims the system is more secure and reliable than current methods of identification such as PINs, birthdates and mother's names.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Over 225,000 Apple accounts compromised via iOS malware

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //