End to End 3DS Testing – UL becomes the first approved security laboratory to evaluate PCI 3DS SDK

By | October 15, 2018

Basingstoke, 15 October 2018 – UL is pleased to announce their Basingstoke-based security laboratory is the first laboratory to be approved to perform evaluations for the PCI 3DS SDK program. The PCI 3-D Secure Software Development Kit (3DS SDK) supports the EMV® 3-D Secure-SDK Specification, which defines the EMV 3DS requirements for entities developing 3DS Software Development Kits (SDK)… Read More »

Next wave of eSIM to be a reality soon in the UAE as du announces agreement with G+D Mobile Security for consumer and M2M devices

By | October 14, 2018

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, today announced an agreement with Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, to offer its AirOn eSIM Management Solution to du. As a result of the agreement, eSIM will soon be commercially available for consumers (watches and smartphones) and M2M devices. With this technology, du is now able to embrace the next wave of eSIM evolution… Read More »

Precise Biometrics presents its revised strategy

By | October 12, 2018

Updated strategy in conjunction with today’s Capital Market’s lunch. Stefan K Persson will today on 12 October 2018 present Precise Biometrics’ revised strategy on a Capital Market’s lunch.  As the use of smart devices such as cellphones, vehicles, consumer electronics, watches and other accessories has increased the demand for convenient and secure biometric technology grows. To be able… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Opens China’s First STM32 Online Store at Alibaba’s Tmall to Provide One-Stop Shop for IoT Developers

By | October 11, 2018

Beijing, China, 11 October, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that the first STM32*online store in China has entered Alibaba Group’s Tmall, the largest B2C ecommerce platform for global and domestic brands and retailers in China. The availability of the STM32 Tmall store demonstrates the extension of… Read More »

Update on the offer by Thales for Gemalto

By | October 11, 2018

11 October 2018 – Paris La Défense – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication of the Offer… Read More »

IndusInd Bank launches ‘IndusInd Bank Duo Card’ – India’s first two chip debit cum credit card

By | October 10, 2018

Mumbai – October 10, 2018 IndusInd Bank today launched the IndusInd Bank Duo Card which is India’s first 2 EMV chip debit cum credit card. This two-in-one Duo Card with two Magnetic Stripes & 2 EMV Chips brings the functionalities of  both debit and credit cards to the Indian consumer, on one plastic. With a range of benefits… Read More »

New ‘Centsitive Objects’ designer wearable range now available for Westpac customers

By | October 10, 2018

Westpac customers now have more choice and flexibility when it comes to contactless payments, as the bank launches ‘Centsitive Objects’ – a new designer range of wearable accessories available from today. Designed exclusively for Westpac by leading Australian designer Hayden Cox, the new collection expands Westpac’s existing PayWear Essentials range. Offering modern, simplistic and functional styles, Centsitive Objects… Read More »

Card fraud losses fall to 13 year low

By | October 10, 2018

The European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST) has just published a European Payment Terminal Crime Report covering the first six months of 2018 which reports that losses due to card fraud at payment terminals have fallen to the lowest level since 2005. Total losses of €107 million were reported and the decrease is primarily due to a fall… Read More »

New Report Evaluates Approaches to Modernizing Social Security Numbers

By | October 10, 2018

McAfee, CSIS Study Favors Smart Card as Identity Management Foundation Upon Which Government and Private Sector Can Build User Privacy and Security Solutions SANTA CLARA, Calif.,October 10, 2018 – SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– McAfee, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), today released “Modernizing the Social Security Number: A Foundation for Online Authentication,” a report addressing… Read More »

SmartMetric Receiving Enthusiastic Response To Its Biometric Card For Banking, Security & Health Care

By | October 9, 2018

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) – SmartMetric is excited about the response from its Dealers and Distributors for the SmartMetric biometric card now being presented to end user customers in North America, South America and various parts of Europe. The original SmartMetric card was developed as a fingerprint secured and activated credit card. Using a built in fingerprint… Read More »

First Chip Card Patent Filed 50 Years Ago on September 13, 1968

By | October 9, 2018

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has been instrumental in introducing and developing this groundbreaking technology from the original form factors to today’s eSIMs Chip cards are indispensable in our everyday lives. We use them on a daily basis, for example at ATMs, when shopping, at the doctor, on public transport, in electronic identity cards, in cell phones, for access to buildings… Read More »

GlobalPlatform enhances Secure Element deployment for payment-enabled wearables

By | October 9, 2018

09 October 2018 – GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published a Financial Configuration to update the configuration for banking smart cards and support the deployment of Secure Elements (SEs) in contactless-enabled wearables like rings and wristbands. Chip and device makers, banks and app developers now have an implementation guide to help them launch wearables… Read More »

Major investment in Uganda: Veridos and UPPC establish local security printing factory

By | October 4, 2018

Berlin/Kampala, 4 October 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda. The company entered into 15-year-partnership with the government of Uganda to provide the country’s citizens with all relevant security documents. A new joint venture, Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC), has been created by German… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | October 3, 2018

Geneva – October 3, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release third quarter 2018 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Wednesday October 24, 2018. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website… Read More »

Vinaphone to deploy eSIM technology in Vietnam

By | October 3, 2018

VinaPhone, a member of VNPT is working with partners to select technical options to use eSIM for VinaPhone subscribers. eSIM, the nascent technology which is expected to change the world in the near future,  for the first time was used in Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch marketed in 2016. eSIM is used in Apple’s latest two flagships – iPhone… Read More »

NXP Semiconductors Announces Conference Call to Review Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

By | October 3, 2018

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced it will release financial results for the third quarter of 2018 after the close of extended trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday October 31, 2018. The company will host a conference call with the financial community on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET).  Earnings… Read More »

IDEMIA launches its Asia Pacific headquarters and Innovation Centre in Singapore

By | October 3, 2018

Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, its status as a leading innovation and financial hub, and gateway to the rest of Asia Pacific made the city-state an attractive location for IDEMIA to establish its regional headquarters. Located at 21 Media Circle, the headquarters also incorporates an Innovation Centre highlighting the Group’s commitment to the region while reinforcing IDEMIA’s vision of securing identities with convenience in this digital… Read More »

Antonio D’Albore Publishes Article on Biometric Payment Cards on PSD Group’s InFocus

By | October 2, 2018

I am glad to announce to my readers that I have contributed to the Payment InFocus – Autumn 2018, with an article on Biometric Payment Cards. Article is available here. Let me take this opportunity to thank you Mrs. Charlotte Hackett, Specialist in Payment and Biometric at PSD. InFocus is a periodical online publication produced by PSD. PSD… Read More »

Belarus postpones introduction of biometric documents till 2020

By | October 2, 2018

MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The introduction of biometric documents in Belarus has been postponed till 2020 because of the need to integrate information systems, the SB. Belarus Segodnya newspaper informs citing deputy head of the citizenship, passports and outward travel authority of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Internal Affairs Ministry Pavel Khrishchenovich, BelTA has… Read More »

Regula advanced document verification device being deployed by the Czech Republic police

By | October 1, 2018

Video spectral comparator Regula 4307 is deployed in the Czech Republic Thanks to a generous contribution from the NADACE ČEZ Foundation, the South Bohemian police has deployed Regula document verification device – the video spectral comparator Regula 4307. The comparator will help immigration officers to improve document authentication efficiency in terms of the migration crisis.  The video spectral… Read More »