Google+ to shut down early after second major security incident

After another data leak, its second such leak in a year, Google today announced it was shutting down its beleaguered social media platform, Google+. API access will shut down even sooner, within the next 90 days. The newest vulnerability affected 52.5 million users, according to Google. Profile information, including names, email addresses, … [Read More...]

AI-generated fingerprints could soon fool biometric systems

Research led by two top universities has shed doubt on whether biometric security systems, on their own, can protect our most sensitive data. Humans are notoriously bad at creating secure passwords. But that’s okay; we’ve fixed the problem, at least somewhat, by introducing a slew of new devices that rely … [Read More...]