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Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

The WebAuthn standard is seeing growing support, and Yubico is celebrating that growth with a new blog post featuring commentary from some of the company’s biggest partners. To recap: WebAuthn is the key component of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard. It’s essentially designed to enable end users to ditch passwords when logging into online…

Biometric Cards Can Help Fight Prescription Fraud: IDEX

Biometric Cards Can Help Fight Prescription Fraud: IDEX

“Linking patient identity to fingerprint biometrics can help to ensure that potentially dangerous medicine is only being given to the intended recipients; and on the flip side, it can help to prevent the creation of fraudulent prescriptions for nefarious ends.” In its latest blog post, IDEX Biometrics has returned to the benefits of biometrics in…

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico has appointed two new executives to its team and has a new member on its advisory board, the company has announced. Jeff Kukowski is Yubico’s new Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to the company from SecureAuth, which he helmed as CEO and Board Director from 2015 to 2018. Bill Rule, meanwhile, joins Yubico as…

BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BEC and RAT Attacks Continue to Underline the Importance of Behavioral Biometrics

BioCatch is warning about the dangers of corporate fraud in the wake of the FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report. The company specifically highlighted the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks and Remote Access Trojan (RAT) attacks in a new blog post, both of which can be mitigated with the help of behavioral biometrics.  Of…

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

In the wake of yet another high-profile hack attack, FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs is calling businesses and service providers to take advantage of phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication solutions. The attack in this case concerns Wipro, a Major India-based software company, whose IT systems were compromised, with Wipro customers then targeted in “an advanced phishing…

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Jorge Aguilar Perez shared some insights on the cybersecurity market in Latin America with a quick Q&A on BioCatch’s blog. Perez is the BioCatch Sales Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and explained that the region’s high rates of mobile penetration and mobile payments coupled with weak digital infrastructure make many Latin American…

IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Explains How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future IoT

IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains that the secure and convenient nature of biometric credentials like fingerprints makes them ideal for safe, streamlined IoT connections across multiple…

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

FPC Explains How Biometrics will Drive Contactless Payment Cards

When it comes to convenience, there’s no debating the utility of contactless payment cards. It can be irritating to insert a card into a machine and type in a four-digit PIN every time you need to make a transaction, especially if you’re only buying a two-dollar cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the contactless process does have…

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

Biometric Authentication is Vital for Future of IoT Security: IDEX

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Can Prevent Fraud with Faster Payments

In its latest blog post, BioCatch has some words of advice for Payments Canada and other financial institutions that are upgrading their systems to support faster payments. The behavioral biometrics company argues that financial institutions need to be prepared with real-time fraud prevention strategies in order to head off an impending wave of financial crime.…

Are Behavioral Biometrics the Answer to Cross-Channel Fraud?

Are Behavioral Biometrics the Answer to Cross-Channel Fraud?

BioCatch is raising the alarm over cross-channel fraud. As the company explains in a new blog post, “cross-channel fraud” simply refers to fraud conducted between two multiple different channels – for example, using a phishing attack via social media to get a user’s credentials for their bank’s web app. It’s a way of exploiting businesses’…