Fingerprints™ becomes an EMVCo Subscriber

By | September 21, 2017

As previously communicated, Fingerprints’ next strategic focus is on smart cards, particularly payment cards. This is a market where biometrics really add value to end users by improving the security without compromising ease of use. Interoperability and security are key market drivers, hence Fingerprints are becoming an EMVCo Subscriber. EMVCo is a global technical body made up of… Read More »

OT-Morpho launches with CMBC the first payment card featuring MOTION CODE dynamic CVV2 in China

By | September 21, 2017

High-tech powered card with dynamic security code (CVV2) that changes automatically every hour, displayed on embedded mini-screen A solution with no impact on cardholder journey for safer online transactions: if stolen, this dynamic data becomes rapidly unusable CMBC is the first bank to launch MOTION CODETM in Asia, featured on their new high-end VISA Signature card A CMBC… Read More »

Fingerprints becomes a member of Eurosmart

By | September 21, 2017

World-leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints(TM)) is taking another important step forward in its smart card strategy and has been accepted as an executive member of the international association Eurosmart. Founded in 1995, Eurosmart is committed to expanding the world’s smart secure devices market, developing smart security standards and continuously improving the quality of security applications. The association… Read More »

Fingerprints(TM) takes next step toward high volume production of its smart card sensors – launches new module design T-Shape(TM)

By | September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 Fingerprints(TM) takes next step toward high volume production of its smart card sensors – launches new module design T-Shape(TM) World-leading biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints(TM)) is launching a new module design, called the “T-Shape(TM)”. Fingerprints previously announced the launch of its FPC1300 series, a line of ultra-thin fingerprint touch sensors designed specifically to be integrated… Read More »

Fingerprints™ Sensor In Worlds First Contactless Payment Card From Airplus International

By | September 21, 2017

AirPlus International just announced the world’s first dual interface payment card. The user can verify transactions both contact and contactless, with a seamless and fast experience. The aim is to bring new innovation to the corporate travelers, enhancing the convenience and adding an extra layer of security. The possibility to increase contactless payment transaction value by adding biometrics… Read More »

Bangladesh – Govt to fund distribution of smart NID cards as World Bank pulls out

By | September 21, 2017

The Election Commission has taken up a Tk 16 billion new project aiming to distribute smart NID cards among citizens with local funds. The latest project is modelled on the previous project, known as Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service’ or IDEA. The World Bank is no longer willing to fund the project which expires in December… Read More »

OT-Morpho will provide the subscription management solution for Deutsche Telekom Group

By | September 20, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announces that it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), a leading mobile network operator, to provide the first group wide subscription management solution, which has recently ensured the first commercial launch of a GSMA Phase 2 compliant consumer eSIM device in Germany and Croatia. DTAG’s… Read More »

Datasonic to expand smart card business to Indonesia

By | September 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Datasonic Group Bhd, which produces identity cards and passports in Malaysia, is expanding its smart card business to Indonesia. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, the group said it had set up a subsidiary in Indonesia called PT Datasonic Teknologi Indonesia to facilitate the expansion. When contacted, a senior staff at Datasonic said the… Read More »

Company Forms DSS International, Inc. Subsidiary to Expand International Market Reach for its AuthentiGuard Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Technology

By | September 20, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 20, 2017) – Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE American: DSS), (“DSS”, the “Company”), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and diversion protection technologies whose products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging… Read More »

First Half 2017 Breach Level Index Report: Identity Theft and Poor Internal Security Practices Take a Toll

By | September 20, 2017

• 164% increase in stolen, lost or compromised records • 103% increase in the number of breaches in the education industry • 74% of data breach incidents were identity theft Amsterdam, September 20, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918… Read More »

PayAnywhere Offering Free Bluetooth EMV Credit Card Readers

By | September 19, 2017

TROY, Mich., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PayAnywhere, the mobile point-of-sale solution dedicated to providing merchants with the tools needed for real business success, announced today that it will offer its brand new PayAnywhere 2-in-1 Bluetooth® Credit Card Reader for free. The reader is available for free to all new PayAnywhere merchants. “We know the importance of making sure our merchants have… Read More »

India – Scribes, govt staff to get smart health cards

By | September 19, 2017

Hyderabad: The State government is mulling introducing smart card for the employees, journalists and pensioners (EHS, EJS and PHS) which contain entire medical and health data of beneficiaries. This method is being intended to provide preventive healthcare. According to officials, the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust is planning to hold medical camps to collect the health data of those who… Read More »

German biometrics firm eyes ID project

By | September 19, 2017

German biometrics company Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, which won the contract to supply driver’s license cards in the country, expressed interest to participate in the national ID system project.  “We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology. From border control systems… Read More »

Gambia: The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue

By | September 19, 2017

The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue. “The Ministry has concurred with the conclusions and recommendations of the Ministerial Task Force and the Technical Committee to award the contract for the production of biometric national ID cards to an identified competent company… Read More »

SIMalliance Announces New Chairman for 2017-18

By | September 19, 2017

19 September 2017 – The Board of SIMalliance has elected Remy Cricco (OT-Morpho) to serve as the organisation’s Chairman. In his role, he will work alongside fellow Board members representing Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, ST Incard and VALID, to further SIMalliance’s aim: to advocate the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive the deployment and remote… Read More »

HID Global to Acquire Mercury Security, Expanding its Leadership in Access Control

By | September 19, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury Security has over three million controllers installed at tens of thousands of sites worldwide, including at more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Mercury’s… Read More »

Synopsys’ New ARC Secure IP Subsystem Addresses Security Threats in Embedded SIM and Other High-Value Embedded Applications

By | September 19, 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Highlights:   Pre-verified DesignWare ARC Secure IP Subsystem provides a trusted hardware and software SoC environment that protects against malicious attacks targeting mobile, IoT and automotive applications Integrated, ultra-low power ARC SEM Security Processor with SecureShield technology protects against side-channel attacks, theft of trade secrets and data breaches Hardware cryptography options accelerate… Read More »

Acuant Acquires Mount Airey Group’s Suite of Ozone® Identity Solutions

By | September 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing… Read More »

Bank card purchases in Hungary up 25% in Q2

By | September 18, 2017

The value of purchases made in Hungary with locally issued bank cards rose 25% year-on-year to HUF 1,066 billion in the second quarter of 2017, the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) said in a quarterly report published Friday, cited by state news agency MTI. Card holders made more and higher-value purchases in Hungary with slightly fewer bank cards… Read More »