Italian IPZS publishes clarification about alleged malfunction of 350.000 CIE Cards

By | May 22, 2018

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) that is the Italian Government Office and Mint on May 20, 2018 have issued a press release on the alleged malfunction of about 350.000 eID Cards, locally known as CIE (Carta d’Identità Elettronica) reported by the Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero. The article, published on the May 20 2018 edition of… Read More »

IDEX Biometrics at Money20/20 Europe in June – less than two weeks to go

By | May 22, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 22 May 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, is counting down the days until the 2018 Money20/20 Europe event being held in Amsterdam from Monday 4th June to Wednesday 6th June.IDEX Biometrics can be found at Stand No: G32 and will be demonstrating some of their innovative… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security Showcases its Secure Solutions for the Financial Ecosystem at Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam

By | May 22, 2018

Munich, May 22, 2018 — At this year’s Money20/20 Europe event (https://europe.money2020.com/), G+D Mobile Security will showcase its fully digitalized banking customer journey, including solutions such as compliant digital customer onboarding and customer banking authentication with secure biometrics. The three-day event will take place on 4th to 6th June 2018, at the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and… Read More »

De La Rue and OPTEL agree to new strategic partnership to tackle increasing demand in the brand protection market

By | May 21, 2018

De La Rue and OPTEL today announced a strategic partnership to address the growing threat of global counterfeiting.  De La Rue is the global leader in anti-counterfeit solutions as well as the world’s largest printer of both currency and passports.  OPTEL is the leading provider of end-to-end traceability systems for diverse industries. The company’s renowned solutions help stop product counterfeiting,… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Publishes its 21st Annual Sustainability Report

By | May 21, 2018

Geneva, May 21, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2018 Sustainability Report. The report contains details and highlights of ST’s sustainability performance in 2017 and presents our ambitions and 2025 goals, our contribution to the United Nations Global Compact[1]Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.… Read More »

India – Apple Watch: Airtel threatens to drag Reliance Jio to court

By | May 21, 2018

The country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, has threatened to take legal action against Reliance Jio for blaming it for violating unified licence (UL) conditions relating to setting up of network infrastructure for pairing Apple’s Watch Series 3 with iPhone in the country. “We assure the government that all information relating to customers, network nodes etc along with provisions… Read More »

Pakistan – Sindh replaces car registration books with smartcards

By | May 19, 2018

KARACHI: The Sindh government has introduced security-featured Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) smart cards to ensure authenticity of registration documents. The smart cards will replace registration booklets. Mukesh Kumar Chawla, the minister for Excise and Taxation, introduced the smart card at a ceremony held at the Civic Centre on Friday. Talking to the media afterwards, Chawla said the new cards… Read More »

Govt gives a green signal to eSIMs in India

By | May 18, 2018

he Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday issued guidelines regarding Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) that are used in devices such as Apple Watch, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services in India. Mobile users will not have to buy a new SIM while changing service provider or while buying a new connection, DoT stated in the new guidelines allowing the use… Read More »

Taiwan Mobile Selects G+D Mobile Security for eSIM Management

By | May 18, 2018

Taipei, Taiwan, May 18, 2018 – G+D Mobile Security announces that Taiwan Mobile – a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan – has selected G+D’s hosted AirOn Go eSIM management solution for the remote provisioning and management of eSIM-enabled consumer and enterprise devices. Taiwan Mobile started introducing its eSIM services on 11 May 2018. Users will benefit from the… Read More »

Gemalto announces voting results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

By | May 18, 2018

Amsterdam, May 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm – Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) held today in the Netherlands approved all the resolutions proposed by the Board. The agenda included items in connection with the public offer made by Thales (the “Offer”), which are conditional upon… Read More »

Belarus chooses supplier of hardware, software to make biometric documents

By | May 18, 2018

MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) – The Belarusian R&D enterprise Cryptotech of the Mint Department of the Belarusian Finance Ministry signed a contract with the consortium of Emperor Technology (China) and X Infotech (Latvia) on buying equipment and software for making biometric documents in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Interior Ministry website. The consortium of Emperor Technology (China)… Read More »

SmartMetric Biometric Card To Fight The $22.80 Billion In Reported Global Card Fraud Losses – United States Accounts For More Than 39% Of Global Card Fraud Losses

By | May 18, 2018

NEW YORK, May 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – Payment card fraud globally has climbed to over $22 Billion in losses*.  What is alarming for USA credit card issuers is that the United States has 39% of worldwide card fraud losses. SmartMetric has created a powerful biometric fingerprint reader that sits inside a bank’s credit… Read More »

India – BMTC in a fix over issuing smart cards to students

By | May 18, 2018

Strict guidelines by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on issuing smart cards to bus passengers has put the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in a fix. Officials said that as per the guidelines, all smart cards can only be issued after a commuter provides documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence or Aadhaar card. BMTC officials… Read More »

PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Minor Revision to PCI Data Security Standard

By | May 17, 2018

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 17 May 2018 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a minor revision to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment card data before, during and after a purchase is made. PCI DSS version 3.2.1 replaces version 3.2 to account for effective dates and Secure Socket Layer… Read More »

India – DoT issues guidelines for M2M number verification, allows eSIMs

By | May 17, 2018

NEW DELHI: The telecom department has asked carriers that are offering machine to machine (M2M) services to follow KYC norms before issuing SIMs for the service which will have restricted features such as calls and data will be limited to one and two numbers, respectively.  In a notice issued on Wednesday, DoT said that in cases where the… Read More »

Eurosmart confirms that security of products and services is not impacted by the recent publication on SCP02

By | May 17, 2018

Brussels, May 17th, 2018 – Eurosmart has noted the publication from Gildas Avoine (Rennes University, INSA Rennes) and Loïc Ferreira (Orange Labs) on the potential Vulnerability on the SCP02 protocol, published yesterday on the TCES Website.  This new publication reports a known attack but applied in a new context.  For a long time, Eurosmart has been recommending that additional security measures… Read More »

KEOLABS is first to obtain EMVCo v3.0 test equipment qualification

By | May 16, 2018

16 May 2018, Salon de Provence, FRANCE – EMVCo is continually improving its set of test protocols for cards and readers used in payment transactions. The industry association just issued the release v3.0a of its specifications for test tools dedicated to PCD (Proximity Coupling Device) and PICC (Proximity Integrated Circuit Cards), which aims at making tests executed by various labs,… Read More »

Powercast’s thin 0.3mm Powerharvester wireless power receiver charges smart cards, other compact devices over the air

By | May 16, 2018

PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Powercast Corporation, the pioneer of radio-frequency (RF)-based long-range power-over-distance wireless charging technology, today announced a smaller Powerharvester® wireless power receiver and RF-to-DC converter chip (PCC114) for its Powerharvester Chipset (comprised of a wireless power receiver chip and complementary boost converter IC). Designed for embedding in space-constrained consumer designs like smart… Read More »

SA issues 10 million new smart ID cards – home affairs minister

By | May 16, 2018

Gigaba says it is likely that the department will not reach 38 million conversions from barcoded IDs to smart IDs by 2023. A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued to South African citizens in the past five years, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “When the first card was issued, in 2013,… Read More »