Data leak exposes unchangeable biometric data of over 1 million people

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers, The Guardian reports. The breach, which was discovered by researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar alongside vpnMentor, included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information of users of Supremaís Biostar 2 security platform. The information, which included a total of 27.8 million records totalling 23 gigabytes of data, was found in a publicly accessible database, although itís unclear whether any malicious actors accessed the data while it was unsecured. Biostar 2 is a security system used by organizations around the... Continue reading…

Biostar 2: Suprema plays down fingerprint leak reports

Suprema says a probe found the scope of a fingerprint data leak was "significantly" less than reported.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from BBC Technology

Found: World-readable database used to secure buildings around the globe

23-gigabyte database had plain-text passwords, face images, and much more.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

Huge data leak exposed the biometric data of MILLIONS of people

Facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information was unearthed by Israeli security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

Massive biometric security flaw exposed nearly 28 million records

Security researchers with vpnmentor, a service that reviews virtual private network providers, recently found a publicly accessible database that was unprotected and mostly unencrypted.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Techspot

Massive Suprema Biostar 2 Security Flaw Leaks Biometric Data On 1 Million Users

Unfortunately, we have another security breach to report on today, and this one involves biometric data on over million people that improperly secured. The system in question is the Suprema ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from HotHardware

Massive biometric security flaw exposed more than one million fingerprints

A biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence companies has suffered a major data breach, revealing the fingerprints of more than one million people as well as unencrypted ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Engadget

Biostar security software 'leaked a million fingerprints'

Biometric security software Biostar 2 was found to have exposed sensitive user data online.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from BBC Technology

Huge security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers, The Guardian reports. ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from The Verge

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Guardian.co.uk

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