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Samsung Plans to add Eye Scanner to its Upcoming Smartphones

Samsung Plans to add Eye Scanner to its Upcoming Smartphones

May 22, 2014
After introducing the Fingerprint scanner to its new release, Samsung next plans to add IRIS scanning technology to its future smartphones to better improve the security of smartphones and for being more innovative too. According to a report released by The Wall Street Journal, Samsung senior Vice President Rhee In-jong told analysts and investors at a forum in Hong Kong that the company is planning to incorporate biometric sensors such as eye scanners into more of its products as a part of its enterprise security software. " We're looking at various types of biometric mechanisms and one of things that everybody is looking at is iris detection, " Rhee said. The move is no doubt in order to bring an added layer of security to its devices. A Smartphone with an eye-scanning feature would most likely to be used in the front-facing camera to scan the unique patterns of the user's iris and once the pattern get matched with the already stored user's iris image in the phon
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Easily Get Hacked

Apr 15, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint feature promises an extra layer of security for your smartphone, which also lets you make payments through PayPal. But does it really secure? Just three days after the launch of the Galaxy S5, Security researchers have successfully managed to hack Galaxy S5 Fingerprint sensor using a similar method that was used to spoof the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S last year. FOOLING FINGERPRINT SENSOR SRLabs researchers recently uploaded a YouTube video, demonstrated how they were able to bypass the fingerprint authentication mechanism to gain unauthorized access just by using a lifted fingerprint with wood-glue based dummy finger. The S5 fingerprint scanner allows multiple incorrect attempts without requiring a password, so an attacker could potentially keep trying multiple spoofed fingerprints until the correct match. PAYPAL USERS AT RISK Samsung Galaxy S5 users can also transfer money to other PayPal users just by swiping their finger on the sensor, but
The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means

The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means

Apr 08, 2024Ransomware / Cybercrime
The  ransomware industry surged in 2023  as it saw an alarming 55.5% increase in victims worldwide, reaching a staggering 5,070.  But 2024 is starting off showing a very different picture.  While the numbers skyrocketed in Q4 2023 with 1309 cases, in Q1 2024, the ransomware industry was down to 1,048 cases. This is a 22% decrease in ransomware attacks compared to Q4 2023. Figure 1: Victims per quarter There could be several reasons for this significant drop.  Reason 1: The Law Enforcement Intervention Firstly, law enforcement has upped the ante in 2024 with actions against both LockBit and ALPHV. The LockBit Arrests In February, an international operation named "Operation Cronos" culminated in the arrest of at least three associates of the infamous LockBit ransomware syndicate in Poland and Ukraine.  Law enforcement from multiple countries collaborated to take down LockBit's infrastructure. This included seizing their dark web domains and gaining access to their backend sys
Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Fingerprint Scanner

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Fingerprint Scanner

Feb 18, 2014
After the huge success of Samsung galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Tablets, the world's most successful Android manufacturer is going to reveal its brand new Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 next week at Mobile World. Early in 2014, rumors suggested that Samsung Galaxy S5 will have Fingerprint Scanning technology like iPhone 5s . Fingerprint scanners are slowly becoming a popular feature for high-end Smartphones, and just yesterday the rumors turned out to be true and SamMobile has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S5 device will come with a Biometric sensor capable of taking Fingerprint scans to unlock the Smartphone device. How it will work?  Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor will be implemented into the Galaxy S5's Home button. The sensor itself works in a swipe manner, which means that you would need to swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint properly. Unlike Apple's iPhone 5s Touch ID
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