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Are your veins going to replace your PIN at the ATM?

Are your veins going to replace your PIN at the ATM?

Hitachi are rolling out around 2,000 new cash machines in Poland that take a new approach to biometrics. The infrared scanner on one of these new ATMs will literally get under your skin as it scans the veins inside your finger. A similar technology has also been devised for shops in America by Fujitsu.

Japan to test phones which will alert if it sounds like you are being scammed

Phone scam detection technology to be field tested in Japan

The system detects a phone scammer by analysing stressed-out voices and by recognising typical scammer words like "debt" or "repayment."

Detecting phone scammers automatically through keyword and voice tone analysis

Software recognises keywords and voice tone to detect phone scammers

Fujitsu says it has created a system that can recognise when somebody is being victimized by a phone scammer, by combining voice intonation analysis with keyword recognition.

Why Japan's search-and-destroy cyber weapon could be a very bad idea

Why Japan's search-and-destroy cyber weapon could be a very bad idea

The Japanese Defense Ministry has awarded Fujitsu a multi-million dollar contract to develop a computer virus. But is it a good idea to fight fire with fire?

Data-stealing 'smart dust' - should we be worried?

Data-stealing 'smart dust' - should we be worried?

A journalist contacted me yesterday to ask my opinions on a possible future security threat - smart dust. According to the "Life and How We'll Live It" Futurizon report, commissioned by Fujitsu, criminals bent on stealing your data might start Read more…