July 24, 2020

Biometric Update: Analyze biometrics and behavior with ML to defeat professional attackers, Acceptto security expert urges

Cybercrime has become a lucrative business employing professional criminals, and harnessing advanced technologies like machine learning and behavioral biometrics is the way to keep ahead of them, according to Acceptto Principle Security Architect Fausto Oliveira.


Oliveira is concerned about the availability of tools on the dark web which often make the return on investment into hacking authentication systems very high. Attackers spending a hundred dollars on data gathered in a past breach use a modicum of automation to replay those credentials, allowing them to steal data from or take over accounts of targets. Personally identifiable information can be stolen, ransomware installed, or other crimes carried out, with potential proceeds of millions of dollars.

 

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