Biometrics of one million people discovered on publicly accessible database

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Biometrics of one million people discovered on publicly accessible database

Biostar 2 database, used for access control by police, defence contractors and banks, found online unprotected and unencrypted

A biometrics database used by the police, banks and defence contractors has been discovered online unprotected, with the fingerprints and facial recognition scans unencrypted. Furthermore, the B...

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