Tag Archives: Security

  • New Airport Security Measures Allow for Cancellation of Laptop Ban

    Back in May, we published an article on the laptop ban and outlined all of the need-to-know information. At that time, there was some speculation on what it would mean moving forward and whether the ban would be expanded to more locations. Recent developments include changes to screening protocols, a lift of the ban, and consideration of other security measures. Ne .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • How Will Encryption Keep Internet of Things Data Secure?

    The idea of the Internet of Things, that everyday objects can connect to one another and transfer data, is fascinating and mesmerizing.  With the exponential amount of data accumulated and transferred, the main question for businesses besides what to do with all o .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shehwar Ali
  • Training Computers To Recognize People Through Body Parts

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA, USA. A computer scientist is currently "training" computers to actually recognize people using three-dimensional flat photography. Once the training becomes successful, the computer will be able to identify a person not just with the facial features but also with the body features. Unlike the typical face-recognition software which is being used for several years now, the new method will let the computer recognize people by detecting t .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • New Gait Technology As A Biometric System

    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, MUNICH, GERMANY. A breakthrough in gait analysis or in the study of human motion has been reported to soon be able to help identify a particular person no matter where he or she is. Gait analysis has never been used as a biometric before because of its inconsistent ability to recognize individuals accurately. A recent development in automated gait recognition might just change all that very soon. Currently, using gait analysis as a way to re .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Identi-Kit Will Help Identify Face Using DNA Sample

    ERASMUS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS. Researchers are currently working on developing the "Identi-Kit", a system that uses someone's DNA to help create a detailed picture of him or her. This is going to be very beneficial to investigators who only have DNA samples in their possession to solve a case. Once it has been fully developed, it will be able to show the suspected criminal's exact facial features based on his DNA sample. It has always been a pro .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Affordable Security Imaging Systems Via Radiation-Enabled Chips

    TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL & FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY, FRANKFURT, GERMANY. (CMOS) Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor chips with radiation capabilities that can see through clothing and packaging. They will produce images of what could possibly be hidden underneath. This could be the start of a sophisticated yet affordable and portable detection system that can meet daily security needs. The current advanced security technology is bulky and very costly. It i .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Invisble QR Codes: Stopping Counterfeit Money

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA & SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY, SOUTH DAKOTA, USA. The use of an invisible QR (Quick Response) Code on virtually any solid object like printed documents and paper bills will immensely reduce counterfeiting. This concern costs billions of dollars in private industries and governments worlwide. There will always be banknote forgers all over the world. The ultimate challenge is to come up with a security feature in the printing proce .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Smart Carpet: Detecting Falls And Predicting Mobility Problems

    UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM. A smart carpet that can detect falls and predict mobility problems. It can also detect if an unfamiliar feet walk over it. This magic carpet can easily provide medical assistance to elderly people who fall from their residential homes or nursing homes. It can also provide early warning of fire, chemical spillages or intruders in your house. In the UK alone, falls serve as a major cause of injury and sometimes death am .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • Unlocking Your iPad Using Your Fingerprints

    POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, USA. An iPad application that uses biometric analyzing algorithm can verify users' finger length and hand shape. This innovation has yielded 90% accuracy rate. Since fingerprints are uniquer per individual, it provides a more secure and private method than the typical passwords methods that we are currently using. Napa Sae-Bae is a graduate student of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University w .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
  • ThermaVision: Low-Cost Night Vision For The Masses

    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, GERMANY. Whereas current technologies are costly because they require micro-channel plates or need to be cooled, ThermaVision is based on the conversion of infrared light into invisible light that utilizes small and simple uncooled IR-sensors. The design makes possible the low cost production of IR-sensors, making it possible for night vision to have applications beyond current applications, such as in night vision devices in cars and in the .. ... READ MORE

    By: Shinji Tutoru
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