Fingerprints

Selfie Police

Cops Got a Drug Dealer’s Fingerprints From Photos of His Hand on WhatsApp

Yet another reason to forgo taking pictures when you break the law.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.16.18
videos

Please Enjoy This Clip of a Hedgehog Unlocking an iPhone

The cutest form of security.
Madison Margolin
11.21.16
short circuit

Why Smartphones Are Now Adding Iris Scanners

Samsung will likely add an iris scanner to the next Galaxy Note, bringing a technology already in use in China to the rest of the world.
Monica Rodriguez
8.1.16
war

The Problem With Biometrics at War

An excerpt from "All the Ways We Kill and Die," the forthcoming book by bestselling author Brian Castner.
Brian Castner
2.22.16
Opinión

Stealing Fingerprints

For the rest of their lives, 5.6 million US government employees need to remember that someone, somewhere, has their fingerprints.
Bruce Schneier
9.29.15
News

Whoops: OPM Says Hackers Stole 5.6 Million Fingerprints, Not 1.1 Million

The hack that keeps getting worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.23.15
guns

Tip: If You’re Selling Guns on the Dark Web, Don’t Get your Prints on Them

Getting caught.
Joseph Cox
6.26.15
crime

Forget Fingerprints—in the Future We'll Be Identified by Gut Bacteria

Scientists have shown for the first time that people can be identified with unique microbial “fingerprints.”
Steph Yin
5.12.15
Apple

With Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensing, Google's Security Could Beat Apple's

Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanners could secure Google's new Android Pay platform.
Jordan Pearson
3.2.15
Power

Is the Future of Digital Security in Our Veins?

One of the UK's largest banks has adopted Hitachi's VeinID system, but don't forget your passwords just yet.
Michael Byrne
9.6.14
Power

Millions of Innocent Faces Will Be Added to the FBI's Recognition Database

The database will include 52 million photos, many of which won't be of criminals.
Joseph Cox
4.16.14