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ZenGo Warns About CurveBall Vulnerability on Windows 10 Devices

ZenGo Warns About CurveBall Vulnerability on Windows 10 Devices

ZenGo is warning users about a cryptography vulnerability that affects devices running an unpatched version of Windows 10. The CVE-2020–0601 vulnerability was first uncovered by the NSA, and was later picked up by ZenGo, which gave it the much catchier “CurveBall” moniker.   So how does CurveBall work? In plain terms, a hacker seeking to…

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World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is encouraging organizations to adopt the FIDO Alliance’s passwordless authentication standards with a new paper that was published during this week’s annual meeting in Davos. The paper was put together with input from the FIDO Alliance and a number of member organizations, and specifically highlighted the fact that password-free authentication…

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Entersekt and Netcetera Help German Banks Secure e-Commerce Transactions

Entersekt and Netcetera Help German Banks Secure e-Commerce Transactions

Entersekt is now providing secure authentication technology for two Austrian card issuers and an unspecified number of German banks. The integrations are being delivered through Entersekt’s pre-existing partnership with Netcetera, a payments specialist that has in turn implemented Entersekt’s authentication tech for Bank-Verlang. Bank-Verlang provides digital services for financial institutions in Germany. “We were on…

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Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

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Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google Cloud Gets Secret Manager Tool For Storing API Keys, Passwords

Google announced a new tool for its Google Cloud service called Secret Manager that helps users securely store sensitive information like API keys, passwords, certificates and other important data. “Many applications require credentials to connect to a database, API keys to invoke a service, or certificates for authentication,” Google developer advocate Seth Vargo and product…

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Biometric OLED-based Touch ID Detailed in New Apple Patent

Biometric OLED-based Touch ID Detailed in New Apple Patent

A newly published Apple patent application details yet another technology that points to the eventual return of Touch ID. This time, the patent specifically concerns OLED screens, and explains how the screens can be used to deliver a form of in-display fingerprint recognition on phones, laptops, and other mobile devices. If Apple follows through with…

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Yubico Provides YubiKeys for Journalism Security Program at USC

Yubico Provides YubiKeys for Journalism Security Program at USC

Yubico has teamed up with the University of Southern California (USC) and Freedom of the Press to teach journalism students about the importance of digital security. The training course will focus on security best practices, and will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for the aspiring journalists at the USC Annenberg School for Communication…

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IDEMIA Deploys Motion Code Tech in New Credit Card in Spain

IDEMIA Deploys Motion Code Tech in New Credit Card in Spain

IDEMIA has teamed up with Mastercard and Deutsche Bank to place its Motion Code technology in a new credit card in Spain. The new card has been dubbed the Tarjeta Calma. So what makes Motion Code so significant? Traditional credit cards have a static three-digit CVV code on the back of the card, which usually…

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AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

According to a new report by global research and advisory company Technavio, the global augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow by $76.99 billion in the period between 2020-2024. The growth in the market is expected to receive a boost from the growing AR-enabled smart glasses market. Smart glasses add contextual information using AR…

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Nuance Announces International Expansion of Dragon Medical One Platform

Nuance Announces International Expansion of Dragon Medical One Platform

Conversational AI pioneer Nuance Communications has announced that its Dragon Medical One cloud-based platform is now available in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Dragon Medical One uses intelligent voice technology to help physicians compile medical documentation up to 45 times faster and gives them the ability to capture up to 20 percent more data using…

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AKA and Softbank Partnership to Bring AI Robot to Classrooms

AKA and Softbank Partnership to Bring AI Robot to Classrooms

Artificial Intelligence company AKA has announced a partnership with SoftBank Robotics China that will help to bring Pepper the robot to English classrooms in China. SoftBank’s Pepper is already one of the most popular interactive Artificial Intelligence-powered robots in the world. With more than 10,000 units sold worldwide, Pepper can be found in its capacity…

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Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Digital Identity Fellow Tshepo Magoma has issued his second field diary from South Africa. Magoma was one of three Fellows selected through Yoti’s new Fellowship Programme, through which he is examining the human rights implications of South Africa’s national Smart ID initiative. His first dispatch came in November, and detailed the scope and goals…

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Olea Introduces New Licensing Options to Facilitate IoT Development

Olea Introduces New Licensing Options to Facilitate IoT Development

Olea Sensor Networks is hoping to attract new customers through the introduction of new licensing models for companies interested in its IoT IP portfolio. The company’s sensor technology is already being widely used in drones, vehicles, and industrial robotics, but Olea is hoping that the new licensing options will make the technology more accessible to…

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NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

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New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

HMD Global has announced that its new Nokia 2.3 smartphone is now available for pre-order in the United States. The Android 10 device offers a 6.2″ HD+ screen and a 13MP/2MP dual camera with a “Recommended Shot” feature that will automatically take a few additional photos before and after the camera shudder is pressed. The…

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North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

Smart glasses maker North showed off the prototype of its follow-up to last year’s Focals smart glasses at CES2020 in Las Vegas this month. The Focals 2.0 look to improve upon last year’s release in a number of ways, and reducing the size of the glasses is one of them. The second generation pair is…

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FacePhi Breaks Records in Strong 2019 Fiscal Year

FacePhi Breaks Records in Strong 2019 Fiscal Year

“In a statement announcing the 2019 results, FacePhi noted that it had established 13 major contracts through the course of the year in the LATAM sector, and suggested that it is aiming to replicate the growth trend it has seen in this area in the APAC market…” FacePhi has delivered on its promise of strong…

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Ericsson Pushes eSIM Tech with Launch of New Automated Solution

Ericsson Pushes eSIM Tech with Launch of New Automated Solution

Ericsson is hoping to eliminate the need for physical SIM cards through the introduction of an automated eSIM solution that will allow service providers to deliver and manage user profiles remotely. According to Ericsson, the new solution should improve the overall mobile experience for everyday consumers. That conclusion was based on a consumer survey that…

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