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Expert response to banks using fingerprint technology

An article published on the BBC news website reports that two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology. The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten responds to the use of this technology: ‘If users “must … Continue reading

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UK police and anonymity on the internet

Dr Eerke Boite and Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro of the University’s School of Computing and Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security Research have asked poignant questions following an announcement by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The NCA said it had made 660 arrests after an operation to … Continue reading

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Academic takes part in high profile law debate

The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten was invited to speak at a prestigious Law Society debate on state surveillance and the scrutiny of security services. The event, part of a public debate series, was held on 5th March at The … Continue reading

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Ransom paid by two out of every five victims of CryptoLocker

New figures from the University of Kent have revealed that around forty per cent of victims of an advanced form of malware called CryptoLocker have agreed to pay the ransom, of typically $300 to $750, to recover their files. This … Continue reading

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Your NHS data is completely anonymous – until it isn’t

‘Can we trust the reassurances from the NHS on how they will treat our data?’ That is the question posed by The School of Computing’s Dr Eerke Boiten in his latest article for ‘The Conversation’, about the new care.data database, … Continue reading

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Blocking extremist sites is not the same as fighting child porn

Expert comment by Eerke Boiten, School of Computing Fresh from its success calling on search engines to block access to child porn, the UK government is turning its attention to terrorism. Ministers are poised to call on internet service providers to block … Continue reading

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Fingerprint authentication: a security risk?

The new Apple iPhone 5s launched this week features fingerprint recognition sensors to unlock the phone and make purchases, but according to an expert in cyber security at the University of Kent the new fingerprint recognition could be subjecting users … Continue reading

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Cybercrime research in the news

Research undertaken by the School of Computing into the extent of cybercrime and its risk to the UK population has been covered extensively by the national press. Articles appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times Online, The Independent, The … Continue reading

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