Facial, Fingerprint Recognition to Be Part of MyGov

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The Australian government will roll out additional biometric security measures for key online government services in 2024 to curb a surge of online scam activities.
It comes after the federal government revealed it had to deal with thousands of scam attempts at myGov accounts each month.
myGov is an online application (app) that allows Australian users to access a wide range of government services, including seeing their tax records, Medicare, and social welfare.
Australia has recently become a hotspot for cyberattacks and scamming activities with reports of hackers selling stolen myGov login details on the dark net.
In an interview with ABC Radio, Government Services Minister Bill Shorten said the government had proposed introducing “passkeys” to the myGov app in the first six months of 2024….


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