WMD, TWIC, port security bills approved by House Homeland Security Committee
(Governement Security News , May 10, 2012)
By Mark Rockwell - The House Homeland Security Committee approved a slew of bills on May 9 that would bolster defenses against weapons of mass destruction attack, fund specialized incident response teams, examine gaps in port security and reform transportation worker ID cards.
The guide to password security (and why you should care)
(Cnet , May 10, 2012)
By Sharon Vaknin - Find out how your password security can be compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.
Facebook file-sharing could be security, piracy nightmare
(Info World, May 11, 2012)
By Ted Samson - Facebook has started to roll out a new file-sharing capability -- and Dropbox shouldn't be the only worried party. The addition of a low-security file-sharing tool to the world's most popular social networking site could open a world of security pain on businesses and home users alike.
Face.com's Klik App Recognizes, Tags Your Friends
(PC Magazine , May 10, 2012)
By Mark Hachman - Face.com launched Klik 1.0 on Thursday, a facial recognition app for the iPhone that can automatically tag photos of your Facebook friends.
Identity Theft: Grave Robbing for a Tax Refund
(Bloomberg Businessweek , May 10, 2012)
By Richard Rubin - Five-year-old Benny Watters died of a brain tumor in September 2010. Ten months later, his parents tried to e-file their 2010 tax return listing him as a dependent, only to have the IRS block it based on information that made the family sick: Someone else had applied for a refund claiming him as their child. “It was almost like somebody had stolen him from us,” says his mother, Lisa Watters, of Lake Forest, Ill.
CSC and Daon launch biometric authentication service for banks
(Planet Biometrics, May 10, 2012)
CSC has teamed up with Daon to launch a biometric authentication service to help banks reduce risk and protect their customers from fraud and identity theft. The offering, ConfidentID Mobile, is built on Daon’s IdentityX®platform and provides identity authentication for online, mobile and other channel transactions, allowing financial institutions to customize the level of security required for different types of transactions.
More than 100 million Nigerians have no official identity
(Third Factor , May 11, 2012)
Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) announced on Wednesday at the 4th West Africa Information Communications Technology Congress 2012 that more than 100 million Nigerians lacked official identification in the country’s national identity database.