Category Archives: Card Industry News

Microsoft Enlists eSIM, Windows 10 on ARM for ‘Always Connected PCs’

By | June 1, 2017

Full-fledged Windows on ARM-based hardware took a major step closer to reality this week. During the Computex 2017 tradeshow in Taipei, Microsoft officially announced the impending release of so-called “Always Connected PCs” featuring eSIM technolgy, some of which will be powered by Snapdragon 835 processors from Qualcomm. Echoing the software giant’s relatively new “cloud-first” ethos, Microsoft envisions a… Read More »

CIS Senior Vice President Kathleen Patentreger Appointed a PCI Board Member

By | June 1, 2017

AST GREENBUSH, N.Y., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CIS (Center for Internet Security) Senior Vice President of Programs Kathleen Patentreger has been elected to the Board of Advisors of the PCI Security Standards Council®(www.pcisecuritystandards.org). The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs… Read More »

CPI Card Group drives instant issuance innovation with introduction of Precision by [email protected]®

By | June 1, 2017

LITTLETON, CO (June 1, 2017) — CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS, TSX: PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV® chip card production and related services, in partnership with Evolis (EPA: ALTVO), the world leader in decentralized issuance systems of payment cards, today announced the release of Precision by [email protected]®, featuring even faster card processing times paired with… Read More »

Mexico’s Capital Taps Mastercard to Make City More Digital

By | June 1, 2017

As people all over the world are leaving rural areas and moving to cities in search for jobs, education and a better life, city governments are challenged to meet the expectations of a growing urban population. When the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable was identified as… Read More »

Malawi – MEC to use national IDs for 2019 elections; signs MOU with NRB and NICE Trust

By | June 1, 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost) – The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Wednesday disclosed that it will use the National Identity Card (ID), which the National Registration Bureau (NRB), is currently processing, for the 2019 general elections. MEC went further and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRB and National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE), during a high-level meeting, held in… Read More »

Israel Transitions To Biometric Passports And IDS

By | June 1, 2017

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority (PIA) began issuing only biometric passports and identity cards on Thursday after a years-long tug-ofwar between biometric proponents and privacy advocates. Non-biometric passports and IDs will remain valid until their expiration date. Any Israeli renewing or applying for a passport or ID card will now need to be photographed for a database, although… Read More »

Four Canadian provinces award new contract to Gemalto for secure driver’s license cards and issuance

By | June 1, 2017

​​​Amsterdam- June 1, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it won four contracts to provide a new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s license in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Atlantic Provinces sought a provider with a strong position as an innovative partner capable of producing laser-engraved polycarbonate… Read More »

Harnessing digital technology for legal identity

By | June 1, 2017

01 Jun 2017 by Niall McCann, Policy Advisor, Electoral Assistance, UNDP and Lea Zoric, Policy Analyst, Gender and Elections, UNDP An estimated 1.5 billion people in the world today lack “legal identity”, meaning they do not have access to identification documents such as birth certificates, national ID cards or passports. In short, they cannot prove who they are.… Read More »

China – Permanent residents to get new ID cards

By | June 1, 2017

HOLDERS of Chinese green cards can apply for “foreign permanent resident ID cards” from today, the Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday. The new machine-readable cards with embedded chips are similar to Chinese citizens’ identity cards and will replace the current permanent residence cards. The new cards can be used to access finance, education, hospital, transport, telecommunications, tax,… Read More »

ACS to Participate in Securing Federal Identity 2017

By | May 31, 2017

HONG KONG, 31 May, 2017 – Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 2086), Asia Pacific’s top supplier and one of the world’s top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), will participate in Securing Federal Identity 2017. The event will be on 6 June… Read More »

Poll: 94 million Americans store their card information online

By | May 31, 2017

Concerns about identify theft and credit card fraud aren’t stopping most Americans from storing their credit and debit card information online, a new CreditCards.com report reveals. Two out of every three online shoppers have their card information stored on at least one website or mobile app for future purchases, the poll found. And about 10 percent say they… Read More »

Intel adopts e-SIM to support Microsoft’s connected PC vision

By | May 31, 2017

PCs are making a comeback, if the news out of Computex 2017 is any indication, and Microsoft wants to make sure they’re all constantly connected. To support that vision, Intel is making its current and future modems compatible with e-SIMs, so future laptops can connect to LTE networks without physical SIM-card trays. That’s because the technology you’d typically… Read More »

Microsoft signs up Intel, AT&T, EE, T-Mobile and others to its eSIM vision for connected PCs

By | May 31, 2017

Today, at the Computex 2017 tech expo, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced details of new Always Connected PCs on the way from ASUS, HP and Lenovo, built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 ‘Mobile PC Platform’. Despite using ARM-based processors, these new laptops and 2-in-1s will run the full version of Windows 10, with the ability to run x86 desktop applications… Read More »

Philippines – Davao City submits resolution for national ID card system

By | May 31, 2017

WITH the proliferation of fake identification (ID) in the city, the Davao City Peace and Order Council submitted a resolution to the Office of the President to come up with a national ID card system. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Monday, May 29, that to ensure a person’s real identity, the National Government should come up with an… Read More »

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans

By | May 30, 2017

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.… Read More »

Bosch Adds New Functionalities and Higher Level Encryption to LECTUS Card Reader Line

By | May 30, 2017

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. — Bosch Security Systems announces it has extended the flexibility and security of its LECTUS secure Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) series with a new card reader and added functionality. The new LECTUS secure 1000 reader introduces a smaller form factor (mini-mullion), which has already been deployed in the LECTUS secure Wiegand series. This compact… Read More »

Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro, dedicated end-to-end security printing ecosystem

By | May 30, 2017

Agfa Graphics has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market. Arziro Design 3.0 drives comprehensive and flexible security printing, offering new security design features and integration with Arziro Authenticate 2.0 – the updated version of Agfa Graphics’ ultra-safe, encrypted distribution platform. Both solutions will be displayed at the Graphitec… Read More »

Ready for tomorrow: Infineon demonstrates first post-quantum cryptography on a contactless security chip

By | May 30, 2017

Munich, Germany – 30 May 2017 – Due to their computing power, quantum computers have the disruptive potential to break various currently used encryption algorithms. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the leading provider of security solutions, is ready to provide a smooth transition from today’s security protocols to next-generation post-quantum cryptography (PQC). The company has… Read More »

USA – August trial on for card-skimming defendants

By | May 30, 2017

JEFFERSON — An Aug. 14-15 trial remains on schedule for two Miami-area men charged with attempting to steal credit card informa­tion on a skimming de­vice planted at a Fort Atkinson gas station. Liandry Alfonso Palaez, 27, of Miami, Fla., and Yasmani Mo­leiro Sardinas, 26, of Hialeah, Fla., are two of three men arrested in November after a skimming… Read More »