Category: ID Theft

Facebook tests new feature to stop people ‘catfishing’ and stealing profile photos

Facebook has introduced new tools to its users in India that aims to combat profile picture misuse. Users can add a profile picture guard that prohibits others from downloading, sharing or tagging themselves by surrounding the image with a blue boarder and shield. Another tool offers a range of unique overlays that can be added …

Apple Exploring Two-Step Touch ID and Facial Recognition System for iPhone 8

Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research report today in which he outlined further expectations for Apple’s 2017 iPhone, including new biometric identification technology as well as the necessity of a new design to provide better structural support for a flexible OLED display with 3D Touch capability. Apple may switch to a film sensor from the current …

Cybercriminals Blackmail Plastic Surgery Clinic with Stolen Photos

Cybercriminals who stole personal records and photos of patients from the data system of a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic – including those of national and foreign celebrities – have put them up for sale. The perpetrators put the Grožio Chirurgija data online, at a Dark Web website and are selling them for between €50 and …

India’s database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

“Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy,” says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy. But on Feb. 3, privacy was the hot topic of debate among many in India, thanks to a tweet that showed random people being identified on the street via Aadhaar, India’s ubiquitous database that has biometric …

Fraudsters need just three details to steal your identity – and most of it can be found on Facebook

Fraudsters need just three key bits of information to steal your identity and access your accounts, take out loans, credit cards, mobile phones in your name. All it takes is a name, date of birth and address – and most of this can be found on social media profiles, such as Facebook. And if your settings are …