Your phone’s biggest vulnerability is your fingerprint

May 3, 2016 | Russell Brandom from The Verge

Can we still use fingerprint logins in the age of mass biometric databases? In five minutes, a single person faked a fingerprint and broke into my phone. It was simple, a trick the biometrics firm Vkansee has been playing at trade shows for months now. All it took was some dental mold to take a […]

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This Guy Unlocked My iPhone With Play-Doh

April 25, 2016 | Jeff John Roberts from Fortune

The Play-Doh hack is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to spoofing fingerprints. Remember the fuss about the FBI breaking into an iPhone? Well, it turns out that hacking into a phone isn’t so hard after all. You can even do it by “spoofing” someone’s fingerprint with ordinary children’s Play-Doh. As you […]

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Fingerprint Startup for FinTech Opens NYC Offices

August 11, 2015

The more banking goes mobile, the bigger the honey pot to hackers looking for an easy payday. Recognizing the exploding FinTech ecosystem in New York City — and the need to protect that technology — one Chinese startup today announces the opening of its new Lower East Side offices, designed to make mobile banking safer. […]

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Mobile Banking Still Harbors Some Dangers, But Is It Safe Overall?

July 16, 2015 | Brian O'Connell

Mobile banking users may not know this, but 40% of mobile banking application developers “aren’t taking the right precautions” to protect end users from fraud and data breaches, according to a recent study by IBM. That’s not all. The same study states that only 6% of total mobile app development is spent on security. “That’s […]

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Vkansee Demonstrates Fake Fingerprint Hack on Leading Mobile Devices

July 15, 2015 | Mike Dautner Vkansee has made it abundantly clear that current fingeprint biometric technology for our devices isn’t yet up to snuff. It has been recorded in the Bank of America Consumer Mobility Report that nearly 51 percent of Americans said that mobile or online banking is their preferred method of daily banking. With this in mind, […]

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Seen at 11: Your Body Could Soon Replace Your Passwords

July 8, 2015 | CBS New York

Passwords to electronics such as iPhones and tablets could soon be a thing of the past. Fingerprints or iris scans to access computers are said to be easier to use and much more secure. But even as technology improves, so do opportunities for hackers. For example, the creation of a synthetic fingerprint – and just […]

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Vkansee Brings Optical Fingerprint Scanning To Mobile

March 16, 2015 | Matt Hummock from Tom's Hardware

Optical fingerprint scanners are regularly used in high-traffic areas such as border crossings or fitness clubs to verify membership. The rugged but bulky construction of optical scanners are well suited to these applications, but not for razer-thin mobile devices, where capacitive sensors are currently used due to their low cost and compact size. The exclusivity […]

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Best Security: Qualcomm Sense ID & Vkansee Fingerprint Scanner – Mobile World Congress 2015 Awards

March 13, 2015 | Seth Colaner, Matt Humrick & Alex Davies from Tom's Hardware

Security was an important topic again this year at MWC. With apps for encrypting messages, to virtual machines for sandboxing apps, to encrypted phones claiming to be unhackable, it was difficult to put our finger on just a single solution. So instead, we chose two different fingerprint scanners that overcome the limitations of current capacitive […]

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UTFiS Sensor Released at CES

January 7, 2015

Vkansee formally released UTFIS, an ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6, 2015. It attracted device-manufacturers’ attention at first sight. UTFIS uses advanced pinhole imaging techniques to take a high-resolution image that requires neither a lens system nor a prism for reflecting the light. They have applied […]

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VKANSEE Grabs $7 Million in Funding

December 23, 2014 | VentureBeat

Health analytics startup raises $20M, a startup whose technology collects behavioral data from patients’ smartphones to provide their healthcare providers with insights, appears to have raised a fresh $20 million in new funding according to a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company previously raised$6.5 million in funding in 2012. […]

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