OT-Morpho receives CSPN certification for its embedded secure element for IoT

By | July 20, 2017

OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announced that its embedded secure element designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), IoThrive Tiny SE+, has obtained the highest level CSPN* security certification. IoThrive Tiny SE+ is the first embedded secure element of its kind to receive this certification awarded by the French security agency ANSSI**.… Read More »

Swatch updates mobile-payment watches for China, linking with UnionPay to keep sales ticking

By | July 20, 2017

Swatch Group, which claims to be the world’s largest watch maker, has launched the second generation of its chip-embedded devices that can be used for mobile payments in China, after teaming with UnionPay to offer “Swatch Pay”. The new watches can be linked with credit cards issued by 11 partner banks – including Bank of China, Industrial and… Read More »

Shinsegae releases SSG branded credit card

By | July 19, 2017

Retail giant Shinsegae said Wednesday that it will release a branded credit card called the SSG Card on Thursday. While most retailers partner with existing credit card companies to create credit card benefits for their consumers, Shinsegae produced its own card to create synergy with its SSG Pay system. When used together with SSG Pay, the SSG card… Read More »

SDW 2017, the next-generation government and citizen ID event, sees attendee numbers soar

By | July 19, 2017

Record number of attendees at SDW 2017 from around the world Government and industry experts analysed and discussed ID solutions SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, London 19 July 2017, London, UK – Record numbers of attendees to the 11th edition of SDW benefited from the impressive 140-stand exhibition, a series of free seminars and the world-leading conference programme.… Read More »

COMPRION Announces New Sales Director

By | July 19, 2017

Frank Prünte is the new Sales Director at COMPRION, managing a team of nine located in five different countries. Prünte will be actively contributing to COMPRION’s overall business strategy, extending its market position, and developing new business fields. In addition, he will be in charge of expanding and developing the sales team. Prünte explains: “I see a lot… Read More »

Tennessee Police Crack National Skimmer Network

By | July 19, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people related to an alleged national skimmer network, News Channel 5 reports. The big bust included recovery of high-tech devices including a universal key. The suspects, many of which are Cuban nationals, allegedly stole American identities and around $700,000. “They’re well-organized, well-trained and well-traveled,” Tyler Smith, a… Read More »

UK – London’s Oyster card is getting a revamp with a new app that will send low balance alerts to your phone

By | July 19, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a flurry of changes to the Oyster card, including a new app for passengers to get phone alerts when their balance is running low. Those who top up their pay as you go credit, or buy Travelcards using Oyster online can now collect their purchase from any Tube or rail station, tram… Read More »

SmartMetric Releases Video of Its Biometric Fingerprint Secured Credit Card

By | July 18, 2017

To Turn On Your Biometric Secured Card Simply Touch the Cards Fingerprint Sensor on the Cards Surface and the Embedded Scanner Reads Your Fingerprint and Matches It With Your Pre-Stored Fingerprint Inside the Card NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – July 18, 2017) – SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) – SmartMetric is pleased to announce it has succeeded in manufacturing a… Read More »

Indonesian politician denies corruption allegations after being identified by watchdog

By | July 18, 2017

The speaker of Indonesia’s parliament, once hailed by US President Donald Trump as one of Indonesia’s most powerful men, has denied any wrongdoing after being named a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than US$170 million of government money. Setya Novanto told a televised news conference on Tuesday he would respect the legal… Read More »

Heidelberg is a reliable partner to the document and plastic card industry

By | July 18, 2017

First Security Day shows the possibilities of security printing Strong protection against counterfeiting for documents through a variety of applications in the Speedmaster XL 75 with UV technology Cost-effective production of short runs of plastic cards with the Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor 2 Suprasetter CtP platesetter and Diana Eye offline inspection system round off high-quality and zero defect… Read More »

Festipay Expects 10 Million Contactless Transactions

By | July 18, 2017

Festipay expects 10 million contactless transactions, introduced an integrated solution at the Neversea festival, and enters the Italian and Scandinavian markets Budapest, 18 July 2017. – Festipay has closed a very busy first six months in 2017: several new Hungarian and international festival organizers decided to choose Festipay cashless payment solution. The company introduced an integrated solution at… Read More »

Mastercard Enhances Artificial Intelligence Capability with the Acquisition of Brighterion, Inc.

By | July 17, 2017

PURCHASE, N.Y. – July 17, 2017 – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a leading software company specializing in artificial intelligence. This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. Artificial intelligence plays a critical role in enabling consumer convenience, while delivering enhanced security.… Read More »

UnionPay Leading The Pack In The Global Card Market

By | July 17, 2017

Mastercard and Visa are losing market share to UnionPay when it comes to the global cards market. That’s according to new research from RBR, which announced news in a press release late last week that the global card market has increased to 14 billion cards and that UnionPay is becoming the largest payment scheme. According to RBR, the number of… Read More »

USA – TriMet’s Hop Fastpass officially launches

By | July 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet officially launched Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare card system, on Monday. Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region, provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings and auto-loading and lost-card protection. Planning for the electronic fare system started in 2011, while construction work at MAX platforms laid groundwork for Hop starting in March… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK Names Setya Novanto as Suspect in ID Card Graft Case

By | July 17, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto has been officially named as a suspect in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) graft case.  Setya’s suspect naming was announced by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Rahardjo during a press conference at KPK headquarters on Monday, July 17. “KPK officially names SN as a suspect for abusing his authority and… Read More »

MagnaChip Selected as Foundry Partner by ELAN Microelectronics For World’s First Fingerprint Sensor IC-Based Smartcard

By | July 17, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions for communications, IoT, consumer, industrial and automotive applications, announced today it was selected as a foundry partner by ELAN Microelectronics to manufacture the world’s first fingerprint sensor IC-based smartcard. The… Read More »

Smart Cards Market on Track to Reach US$ 15,050.2 Mn by 2024

By | July 17, 2017

PMR maintains a positive long-term outlook on the global smart card market, estimating global revenues to surpass US$ 15,050.2 Mn by 2024. In terms of volume, the global smart card market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 9.6% over 2016 – 2024. According to the latest market report published by Persistence Market Research, titled Global Market… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK names Setya Novanto suspect in e-ID graft

By | July 17, 2017

  The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto a suspect in the electronic identity card (e-ID) graft case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses. KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo broke the news in a press briefing held at the anti-graft body’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Monday… Read More »

Australia – Bank card theft soars: $450m swiped on tap-and-go fraud

By | July 15, 2017

THIEVES are making off with $450 million in card and tap-and-go fraud every year, and Victoria Police admit they would drown in a tsunami of crime if everyone ­reported the offence. Top fraud investigator Superintendent Pat Boyle said thousands of cases of deception and fraud were not being reported. Paywave and card identity crime are so prevalent that… Read More »