Biometric passports fail early privacy tests

Wednesday, 5 January 2005, 9:58 AM EST

Federal officials, eager to step up controls on people entering the United States, are preparing to issue Americans passports with embedded personal and face-recognition data. It's a good plan to fight terrorists--but poorly executed, it will put your privacy at risk.

The federal Department of Homeland Security spent the past six months testing biometric passport prototypes and wants to roll out the new technology as soon as possible.

By Andrew Brandt at PC World.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What can we learn from the top 10 biggest data breaches?

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  Here's a list of the top 10 biggest data breaches of the last five years. It identifies the cause of each breach as well as the resulting financial and reputation damage suffered by each company.


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

Fri, Aug 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //