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OneSpan Teams with Avaloq to Make Banking More Secure

OneSpan Teams with Avaloq to Make Banking More Secure

Avaloq and OneSpan are joining forces in an effort to deliver better anti-fraud services to financial institutions. Specifically, Avaloq will be integrating OneSpan solutions into its cloud-based security platform, making it easier for banks to introduce features like mobile authentication, transaction signing, and multi-factor authentication through open APIs.  “Avaloq is a strategic fit given our…

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Nulab Enables Passwordless Logins Through WebAuthn

Nulab Enables Passwordless Logins Through WebAuthn

The software company Nulab has announced that it will be extending support for WebAuthn across its entire portfolio of collaborative software. Nulab is the developer of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. Thanks to WebAuthn, users of all three will now be able to log into their accounts with a security key or biometric authentication rather than…

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POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

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FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

“In all likelihood, the information uploaded by FaceApp is already available somewhere else on the internet, whether it is being used for surveillance, AI training, or another purpose…” The viral sensation FaceApp came under scrutiny in the wake of the #FaceAppChallenge, which flooded social media with aged-up photos created with the app. As it became…

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Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

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IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

Israel’s IXDen is releasing a new software solution that will allow customers to protect a range of IoT devices with post-password authentication. Dubbed IXDen Smart Homes, the platform can be installed on virtually any smart device – including smart thermostats, smart routers, and smart cameras – securing them with multi-factor authentication that guards against cyberattacks…

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ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

“ENACOMM’s Virtual Personal Assistant and Interactive Voice Response solutions are designed to let end users do their banking entirely through conversation with AI-driven systems, provided that they are properly authenticated.” ENACOMM has teamed with another reseller partner for its financial services automation technology. United Solutions Company (USC), a Credit Union Services Organization with a roster…

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FPC Teams Up with G+D for Biometric Card Trial

FPC Teams Up with G+D for Biometric Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is teaming up with Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) to produce contactless biometric payment cards featuring FPC’s T-Shape sensor. The new card is already on its way to the market, and will be deployed in FPC’s newly announced card trial with the French bank Crédit Agricole. The trial with Crédit Agricole…

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FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

BehavioSec Platform Gets Upgrade in Time for PSD2

BehavioSec has updated its behavioral biometrics platform ahead of the European Union’s upcoming PSD2 compliance deadline. Version 5.1 of the platform offers better mouse recognition and anomaly detection, in addition to other accuracy and authentication upgrades. The upgraded platform also guards against fraud associated with new accounts. BehavioSec 5.1 will compare the behavior of a…

Wavio Acoustic Awareness Solution to Benefit from ID R&D

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

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After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

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Duo Report Finds Enterprises Adopting Better Mobile IT Practices

Duo Report Finds Enterprises Adopting Better Mobile IT Practices

Duo Security has released its fourth annual Trusted Access Report, finding that more and more workplaces are implementing zero-trust procedures to reestablish high enterprise security standards for an increasingly mobile workforce. The report specifically called attention to the rise of mobile devices, noting that 45 percent of app access requests come from somewhere other than…

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British Government Lists Yoti as an Approved Technology Vendor

British Government Lists Yoti as an Approved Technology Vendor

Yoti has announced that its services will once again be available to public organizations in the UK as part of the country’s Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud framework. G-Cloud is a list of approved cloud services that was created to make it easier for public entities to purchase those services without the need for a lengthy…

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IDEX Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

IDEX Biometrics Appoints New Directors of Sales for Europe

‘“I am delighted to welcome Pascal to the team,” said IDEX Sales and Marketing SVP David Orme…’ IDEX Biometrics has named Pascal Dufour as its new Director of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darfour officially took over the role on July 9th, and brings more than 25 years of experience to…

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Synthetic Identity Fraud is a Growing Threat says Federal Reserve

Synthetic Identity Fraud is a Growing Threat says Federal Reserve

The US Federal Reserve System has released a new White Paper that calls attention to the growing threat of synthetic identity fraud. The paper defines a synthetic identity as one that combines false information – such as a fake name or date of birth – with legitimate information like a social security number that has…

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Google Emphasizes Privacy Commitment After Audio Data Leak

Google Emphasizes Privacy Commitment After Audio Data Leak

Google Search Product Manager David Monsees has taken to the company’s blog to emphasize its commitment to privacy and clarify some of its policies around the use of audio data. The post was written after one of the company’s language experts leaked confidential Dutch audio data, with Monsees noting that the leak is a violation…

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IDEX Biometrics Client Attains Mass Production Standards for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics Client Attains Mass Production Standards for Biometric Cards

“With the manufacturing standards achieved, and the capacity of the production line, I am confident that biometric smart cards are ready for mass production and volume delivery to customers.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has achieved an important milestone in the biometric payment cards race, thanks to one of its customers. The…

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IDEMIA Solidifies IoT Position with Expanded Deutsche Telekom Partnership

IDEMIA Solidifies IoT Position with Expanded Deutsche Telekom Partnership

“…IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Entitlement solution is a cloud-based solution designed to help mobile operators to quickly and cost-effectively perform authentication for device subscriptions, entitlement authorization, notifications, VoWiFi and VoLTE management, and more.” IDEMIA has firmed up its leading position in the emerging Internet of Things market through an expansion of its partnership with Deutsche Telekom.…

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Apple Highlights Touch ID on New Laptops, but Face ID is MIA

Apple Highlights Touch ID on New Laptops, but Face ID is MIA

“While the new laptops’ announcement comes soon after the launch of a new iPhone commercial in which Apple touted Face ID as easier and more secure than Touch ID, it nevertheless emphasized Touch ID as a highlight of the new laptops’ features.” Apple has updated its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, but still hasn’t…

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