mobile security

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Former Director of U.S. National Economic Council Joins Hoyos Board

Hoyos Integrity Corporation (Hoyos) has announced Gary Cohn, the former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, as an investor and member of its Board of Advisors. Hoyos provides secure patent-protected mobile communications technologies to both the private and public sectors, and has its’ own FCC license to…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of the recently released 2.19.221 beta version of the Android platform, and allows users to configure their WhatsApp settings to require a fingerprint scan to open to the app on compatible smartphones. Even with the feature enabled,…

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan Raises Consumer Awareness Through Partnership with Square Enix

OneSpan has released a new case study that summarizes its ten years of history with Square Enix. The Japanese video game developer had previously integrated OneSpan’s Digipass G06 as a two-factor authentication solution for online gaming accounts in an effort to combat fraudulent takeovers.     At the time, Square Enix was the first game studio…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA has announced plans to build a secure management platform for IoT devices in conjunction with Capgemini. The new solution will blend Capgemini’s existing X-IoT device management platform with IDEMIA’s M-TRUST digital security system. “The foundation of industrial analytics and AI is connectivity coupled with security,” said Jean-Pierre Petit, Capgemini’s Director of Digital Manufacturing. “Capgemini’s…

Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

Trustonic’s ALPS Security Platform Will Discourage Smartphone Theft

“In addition to stolen phones, the platform can be used to lock legally purchased phones and companion devices in the case of a recall, or if the customer is missing payments.” Trustonic has launched a new security platform designed to curb the theft of smartphones. The Asset Lifecycle Protection Service – or ALPS – is…

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico unveiled a new product in its security key lineup at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and offered a sneak peak at another. First things first: Security Key NFC, the latest offering, is available now. It features a USB-A interface, and, as the name, suggests, it also supports contactless operation over NFC. That means users…

Trustonic’s TAP Solution Delivers Ksmarttech OTP Security to iOS

Trustonic’s TAP Solution Delivers Ksmarttech OTP Security to iOS

“In collaboration with Ksmartech, we are increasing mobile security while also making apps faster and easier to use.” – Ben Cade, CEO, Trustonic Ksmartech, a Korea-based provider of One-Time Password (OTP) authentication security, has teamed up with Trustonic to enhance its flagship offering. The company has integrated Trustonic Application Protection into its solution, allowing it…

Gemalto Wins F&S Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award

Gemalto Wins F&S Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award

Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Gemalto with the 2018 Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award, the company has announced. The award is primarily in recognition of Gemalto’s Digital Banking Suite, a platform designed to provide financial services companies with multi-factor authentication, behavioral analytics, encryption, and other security tools for their mobile…

Thales, Gemalto Adjust Expectations for Merger Closing Date

Thales, Gemalto Adjust Expectations for Merger Closing Date

The leadership at Gemalto and Thales are adjusting their expectations with respect to their proposed merger, announcing that they now expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019. The announcement comes after the news that the US Committee on Foreign Investment had given the merger its thumbs-up last month, marking the 6th…

IriTech Developing Authentication Device for Cryptocurrency Platform

IriTech Developing Authentication Device for Cryptocurrency Platform

“As a cryptocurrency user, I know that account security is paramount.”- El Asmar, CEO, Gigzi IriTech has teamed up with a cryptocurrency platform to develop a new iris-based security solution for its end users. Based in London, Gigzi is developing a blockchain-based cryptocurrency called Gigzi Black. It also offers digital currencies called Gigzi Metal that…

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

FIDO Technical Director Offers Clarity on Attestation

FIDO Technical Director Offers Clarity on Attestation

The FIDO Alliance‘s Technical Director, Adam Powers, is seeking to clarify a confusing matter in a new post on the organization’s website: Attestation. The term is often confused with “assertion,” an operation that occurs during an authentication transaction. “Attestation,” rather, refers to something that happens when a user registers for a digital service. In that…

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform has a new backer: London-based mobile security specialist Entersekt has announced that it’s now offering Mobile Connect to its institutional customers. The platform is designed to offer mobile users a single sign on solution for a range of services, identifying users primarily by their phone numbers, with additional authentication factors,…

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