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Dubai introduces facial recognition on public transport

Dubai is introducing a facial recognition system on public transport to beef up security, officials said Sunday, as the emirate prepares to host the global Expo exhibition.

Internet

Researchers find huge, sophisticated black market for trade in online 'fingerprints'

Security on the internet is a never-ending cat-and-mouse game. Security specialists constantly come up with new ways of protecting our treasured data, only for cyber criminals to devise new and crafty ways of undermining ...

Software

SocialBlock: Technology that could improve data security in smart cities

Research into smart cities is on the rise. Smart cities are defined as those using technologies (the Internet of Things, sensors, drones and big data) to improve people's quality of life. Today, a number of such projects ...

Security

Home working to boost cyber-attack insurance: Munich Re

German reinsurance giant Munich Re said Monday that it anticipates a boom in cyber-risk insurance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Singapore's world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears

Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they say is an intrusive system vulnerable to abuse.

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware ...

Business

Closing the market for fake documents on the open web

Buying a counterfeit driver's license or passport used to require a secret meeting with some shady characters. More recently, it meant having a connection to the dark web. But today, all you need is an internet connection ...

Security

Cyber warriors sound warning on working from home

Cyber warriors on NATO's eastern edge are warning that the growing number of people working from home globally due to the pandemic is increasing vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Software

ESports fights cheating bugs, bots and hacks

The rapid growth of eSports has increased the financial gains at stake and created a pressing need to fight the cheats and maintain the booming sector's integrity.