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VR rendering software used to trick facial security systems

VR rendering software used to trick facial security systems

For users who are too lazy to type in a password and rather use facial scanning, don't. A study at The University of North Carolina was able to render a 3D image that can fool the security system by finding just a name and three pictures attached to that name. On the five systems UNC tested, only one passed.

Source: https://techxplore.com/news/2016-08-vr-software-facial.html

Image Source: By Hartmann Tresore France (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Serious privacy flaws discovered in Glow fertility tracker app

Serious privacy flaws discovered in Glow fertility tracker app

Expecting moms are always curious about the status of their little bundles of joy. A bevy of apps designed to monitor fertility and family planning are being produced, and some are quite insidious. In particular, Glow Inc. was able to access extremely personal details such as "users’ sex lives, history of miscarriages, abortions and more, through a privacy loophole having to do with the way the app allowed couples to link their accounts and share data" (Tech Crunch). Security should always be in the forefront of developers' minds. 

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/30/serious-privacy-flaws-discovered-in-glow-fertility-tracker-app/

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