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Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

by Steve Dent, Engadget

International airport arrivals could “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport.”

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The “Seamless Traveler” project is aimed at creating a “fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 percent of travelers,” so that border control can focus on high-risk passengers. The handy, but invasive-sounding plan would allow international travelers to “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport,” security analyst John Coyne told Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald.

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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes

by Cory Nachreiner, DARKReading

No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multi-factor authentication

Authentication is the cornerstone of information security. At the highest level, security is focused on providing access controls and protection to people or things you trust. If you can’t reliably verify the identity of trusted users, access controls break down. Continue reading Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes

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