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British People Don’t Trust Biometrics. Yet.

The security risks of relying on passwords alone for login authentication have led many financial and technology companies to opt for biometrics. A new survey has revealed however that here in the UK we don’t yet trust biometrics.

The study from YouGov and commissioned by e-mail provider GMX shows that those UK people surveyed have a number of trust concerns about biometrics ranging from concerns about the providers to the technology itself.


Hack Danger For Millions of Volkswagen Owners.

Researchers from the UK’s University of Birmingham and from the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald have found that millions of Volkswagen cars worldwide could be vulnerable to a wireless hack to their remote control key systems.

The researchers, who are due to present their evidence in a paper at the USENIX Security Symposium in Austin, Texas this week, discovered a method by which a criminal could eavesdrop on the signal sent from the key fob to the car.


Brexit Has Damaged Confidence in UK Tech Potential Says Survey.

A survey by TechUK has found that the short term confidence of tech firms in the growth potential of the UK has been damaged by the Brexit vote.

A survey of TechUK prior to the referendum verdict showed that the majority of the IT industry group’s members were in favour of the UK remaining in the EU.


$6.75 million Fine For Google In Russia.

Google’s Alphabet Inc. company has been fined 438 million rubles ($6.75 million) by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) for reportedly making retailers install its search engine and apps suite on android mobile phones and tablets for the Russian market.

Google has therefore been found to have violated antitrust laws which essentially means in this case that it has been judged to have taken advantage of its dominant market position and acted in a way which the FAS sees as being anti-competitive.


Tech Tip – How To Transfer Files From an Old Computer to a New One.

If you’ve bought or are about to buy a new computer here are tips for transferring your old files to your new machine…