The FIDO Alliance releases more details on the Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint payment technology. The group also announced that Samsung and ARM have been added to the alliance’s board of directors.
22 Apr, 2014Verizon: Malware continues to attack credentials
The number one way hackers are gaining access to information on computer networks continues to be the misuse of usernames and passwords, according to the 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report from Verizon. Two out of three breaches exploit weak or stolen passwords, making a case for strong two-factor authentication.
Depending on a number of factors an enterprise can realize cost savings from using a single-side printer rather than investing in a dual-side card printer. There are a couple of ways to print on both sides of the card without the use of a dual-sided printer.
Cross Match Holdings and DigitalPersona announced a definitive merger agreement that will combine the two companies. GCR Inc. has introduced “AirportIQ Secure Credentials,” a biometric security and continuous credentialing solution for the aviation and airport industry.
21 Apr, 2014Somalia launches e-passport, national ID
The Federal Republic of Somalia launched two new citizen ID programs: a new national ID card and e-passport. The ID documents and supporting solutions were designed and implemented by an association of Oman’s Al Madina Group, a security printer and systems integrator; Ebtikart Smart System, a solution provider with presence in Somalia; and HID Global.
Still 3D printing, advancing techniques help fraudsters up the ante
It’s expected that 2014 will see more mobile devices incorporate biometric technology to safeguard the devices and the data within. While these this technology is better than PINs or pass codes no technology is completely hack proof. Biometric spoofers are always trying to find new and different ways to fool the scanners with different materials and methods.
The NFC Forum has released nine new technical specifications that aim to deliver greater interoperability, faster read and write performance, mediated handover, and lower power consumption, as well as additional functionality. The Datacard Group has unveiled a new verification module that makes sure unique identifiers are in the correct place.