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Yubico Highlights Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

Yubico Highlights Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

Yubico is once again emphasizing the importance of strong digital security practices, and multi-factor authentication in particular. In a new post on the Yubico blog, the company notes that many people are now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that an even greater number of interactions are now taking place exclusively…

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…

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

In a new blog post, Vuzix is predicting (or perhaps hoping) that smart glasses are poised to follow smartphones and tablets to become the next mainstream consumer device. In that regard, the company is placing its faith in Gen Z, implying that the younger generation (those born between 1996 and 2010) will search for more…

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo is calling attention to the threat of the BasBanke Trojan for Android devices in a new post on the company blog. Also known as Coybot, the BasBanke Trojan specifically targets Brazilian banking institutions, although it does have some similarities to the Pazera Trojan that goes after Windows devices in Latin America more broadly. According…

Buguroo Offers a Crash Course on Two-Step Authentication

Buguroo Offers a Crash Course on Two-Step Authentication

Buguroo has provided consumers with a handy primer that details the relative strengths and weaknesses of some of the most common forms of two-step authentication. The company notes that Strong Customer Authentication is a key component of new regulatory standards like PSD2, and will be increasingly important for companies and financial institutions that are hoping…

Thales Explains How Tokenization will Improve Credit Card Security

Thales Explains How Tokenization will Improve Credit Card Security

Thales has shed some light on the future of cybersecurity with a new blog post that explains how the financial industry is leveraging tokenization technology to reduce the threat of data breaches and online credit card fraud. The company notes that while PINs and chips have lowered the amount of fraud that is carried out…

BSI Advises Businesses with Best Practices for Biometric Security

BSI Advises Businesses with Best Practices for Biometric Security

Biometric Signature ID (BSI) has some advice for companies that are looking to implement a biometric security solution. In a post on the company’s blog, BSI Founder and CEO Jeff Maynard argues that behavioral biometrics are a safer and more reliable option than static modalities like fingerprint recognition. Much of that has to do with…

Complex Forms of Fraud Thwarted by Behavioral Biometrics in New Case Studies

Complex Forms of Fraud Thwarted by Behavioral Biometrics in New Case Studies

BioCatch is once again highlighting the advantages of behavioral biometrics in a new blog post that details two case studies in which the BioCatch platform was used to stop more complex forms of fraud. In the post, the company notes that many anti-fraud solutions protect a single access point, either with a password or a…

Biometric Onboarding Can Prevent Abandoned Applicants, Says Precise

Biometric Onboarding Can Prevent Abandoned Applicants, Says Precise

“The [YOUNiQ] platform uses document verification to match a selfie against an official ID, first confirming that the document is legitimate before verifying that the person submitting the selfie is indeed the person pictured on the ID.” Precise Biometrics is highlighting some of the benefits of selfie authentication and the new Precise YOUNiQ onboarding solution.…

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…

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