022: Walk this way... to defeat biometrics

About This Episode

The Samsung Galaxy S8 claims that its iris recognition technology provides "airtight security", but the Chaos Computer Club knows better and shows how it can be easily bypassed. Australian researchers create a wearable gizmo that authenticates you through your walk, but is it ever going to be practical? Mac malware reportedly wastes no time stealing information from a software developer. And the boss of the Bank of England is smart enough not to fall for an email prankster.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Paul "Duck" Ducklin.

Show notes:

 

Hosts:

Graham Cluley - @gcluley

Carole Theriault - @caroletheriault

Guest:

Paul Ducklin - @duckblog

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This episode of Smashing Security is made possible by the generous support of Iovation.

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Episode Details

May 25th, 2017

31 mins 47 secs

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