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Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Yubico’s Chad Thunberg has some handy security tips for organizations that are trying to adjust to a remote work environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) notes that many organizations and employees have never had to address this particular set of problems, and that they should be especially wary…

Trustonic Provides TAP Security for Korean Mobile Banking App

Trustonic Provides TAP Security for Korean Mobile Banking App

South Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank (KB Bank) is turning to Trustonic to safeguard its mobile banking app. The integration of Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) will make the KB Star Banking App easier to use, and will also raise the transaction limits for KB customers. To generate those benefits, Trustonic TAP will change the way the…

IAR Systems Now Offers Support for NXP MCUs

IAR Systems Now Offers Support for NXP MCUs

The C-Trust security tool from IAR Systems will now offer support for NXP’s LPC55S6x MCUs. The MCUs are based on Arm Cortex-M33 technology, and will make it easier for developers to create secure applications for a wide range of different industries.    To that end, C-Trust utilizes Security Context Profiles from Secure Thingz to deliver…

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

OneSpan Brings Biometrics, Anti-fraud Tech to Sony Bank

Sony Bank is now using OneSpan’s Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its app and its mobile transactions. The Mobile Security Suite includes Application Shielding, which will monitor the Sony Bank network to detect (and reduce) fraudulent activity. It will also enable biometric authentication, with support for both face and fingerprint recognition.   With that in…

Signicat Acquires Dutch Digital Identity Specialist Connectis

Signicat Acquires Dutch Digital Identity Specialist Connectis

Signicat has bolstered its digital identity platform through the acquisition of Connectis, a Dutch digital identity specialist based in Rotterdam. Connectis currently provides authentication and identification services for more than 350 organizations with 14 million individual users, with a clientele that is concentrated in finance, healthcare, insurance, and the public sector.    With the acquisition, Signicat…

FEITIAN Licenses Biometric Software from FPC

FEITIAN Licenses Biometric Software from FPC

FEITIAN has agreed to license the FPC-BEP biometric software platform from Fingerprint Cards (FPC). The platform is designed for payment cards and access control, both of which are covered under the terms of the global licensing agreement. FEITIAN will also make a volume order of FPC fingerprint sensors as part of the new arrangement. According…

IDEX and FEITIAN Biometric Payment Card Receives China UnionPay Certification

IDEX and FEITIAN Biometric Payment Card Receives China UnionPay Certification

IDEX Biometrics’ dual-interface authentication technology is being featured in a new biometric payment card solution from FEITIAN. The new, contactless biometric payment card is the first such card to clear all of the requirements for China UnionPay certification. The testing for that certification was carried out by the Bank Card Testing Center (BCTC) in Beijing,…

Survey Finds Americans Accept More Responsibility to Protect Their Privacy

Survey Finds Americans Accept More Responsibility to Protect Their Privacy

NortonLifeLock has released a new report that suggests that Americans don’t necessarily expect the government to protect their personal information. Even though half of the American respondents in the new Cyber Safety Insights Report believe the government could be doing more to protect their privacy, they still assigned more responsibility to individual consumers than they…

Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant has formally completed its acquisition of IdentityMind. The two companies have been strategic partners in the past, though the acquisition is obviously a more permanent arrangement. The acquisition will allow Acuant to integrate IdentityMind’s Digital Identity Platform into its own Trusted Identity Platform to offer a more comprehensive digital identity and fraud prevention solution.…

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

FIDO Alliance’s Inaugural Authenticate Event Gets Pushed Back to November

The FIDO Alliance’s inaugural Authenticate conference has officially been postponed. The event was originally scheduled to run from June 2-3, but will now take place on November 9-10. The FIDO Alliance member plenary has similarly been rebooked for November 11-12. The venue will remain the same despite the scheduling shakeup. Both Authenticate and the member…

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti is highlighting the utility of its contactless age verification solution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company notes that its digital IDs allow convenience store employees to conduct age checks without ever handling someone else’s physical ID card, making it a more sanitary option that can help stop the spread of the…

Huawei Opts for Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in New P40 Series

Huawei Opts for Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in New P40 Series

Huawei has unveiled a new P40 line of 5G smartphones. The line includes the Huawei P40, the P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+, each of which features Goodix’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor and AMOLED touch controller. The sensor will enable secure biometric authentication and speed up authentication times by as much as 30 percent.  …

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Research is predicting that global smartphone production could drop as much as 30 percent in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn largely reflects the considerable disruption to production lines and supply chains in China, which was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus. China also…

GSMA: Mobile Money Industry Processed $2 Billion in Daily Transactions in 2019

GSMA: Mobile Money Industry Processed $2 Billion in Daily Transactions in 2019

The GSMA has released its annual report on the state of the mobile money industry. The report found that there are now more than one billion registered mobile money accounts worldwide, and that the industry as a whole processed roughly $2 billion in transactions every day in 2019. The number of active accounts is only…

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron has been recognized with a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The awards were set up to honor pioneering AI achievements that help address real world problems for employees and consumers alike. To that end, Kneron is developing embedded hardware and software solutions that will improve the edge AI…

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Face ID could finally be on its way to MacBook and iMac computers. At least, that’s the takeaway from a newly published Apple patent application that details a “Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing Device.” While the language in the title is more generic, the patent essentially describes a facial recognition…

IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics is once again highlighting some of the advantages of fingerprint recognition. In a post on its blog, the company notes that biometric authentication is more convenient and more secure than conventional alternatives like passwords, especially given the frequency of high-profile data breaches over the past few years. A biometric identifier like a fingerprint…

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health is working with hospitals to help manage the number of patients in emergency departments. To that end, the company will be outfitting hospitals with telehealth services and home monitoring kits to help doctors provide better care to remote patients.  The new measures are being taken up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which…

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