Facial recognition systems appear to be the next big thing on our devices, be they smartphones or laptops, and naturally, security researchers and users alike tried to determine whether these are more secure than the typical password or the fingerprint sensors they often replace.
In the case of the iPhone X, Apple’s new smartphone that comes with a facial recognition system called Face ID, researchers have managed to unlock the device with a specially-crafted mask. A number of users have demonstrated that lookalike people or siblings could also bypass Face ID to get access to the home screen, raising questions as to how secure the iPhone X facial recognition system really is.Read more
If you are running Windows 10 on your PC, then there are chances that your computer contains a pre-installed 3rd-party password manager app that lets attackers steal all your credentials remotely. Starting from Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added a new feature called Content Delivery Manager that silently installs new "suggested apps" without asking for users’ permission.
According to a blog post published Friday on Chromium Blog, Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy said he found a pre-installed famous password manager, called "Keeper," on his freshly installed Windows 10 system which he downloaded directly from the Microsoft Developer Network.Read more