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 »

UK – Could ID cards help stamp out benefit fraud?

By | May 30, 2017

According to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), benefit fraud is costing the UK £2.0bn a year. From scammers posing as deceased relatives through to ex-pats failing to mention they live in Alicante, it’s seemingly only getting worse. The welfare system hasn’t exactly made life easy for itself. An entangled network of needs-based… Read More »

FirstBank Re-elected Payment Card Security Standard Council Board

By | May 29, 2017

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited said it has been re-elected into the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), for the third consecutive time.  PCI SSC is an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards.  The PCI Security Standards Council, works with organisations around the world to protect businesses and consumers against data theft by… Read More »

Starting Thursday, Israel to Issue Only Biometric Passports and IDs

By | May 29, 2017

Monday is the last day that the Interior Ministry will issue non-biometric passports and identity cards. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the offices are closed for the Shavuot holiday and as of Thursday, June 1 only biometric documents will be issued. Anyone applying to receive, renew or replace a passport or identity card will be required to be photographed… Read More »

India – Visa eyes big bucks from ‘contactless payments’

By | May 28, 2017

MUMBAI:  Global payments technology company Visa is bullish on the Indian market to grow its contactless payment solutions.The company, which recently launched the country’s first open loop contactless toll payments at NHAI’s Manesar toll plaza, expects an increase in adoption from sectors like retail. “We are likely to witness a major shift in technology migrating from plastic cards… Read More »

African Spy Chiefs Set Deadline for Continental Passport

By | May 27, 2017

The Pan-African passport will come in three types of colors- the Red (diplomats) blue (civil servants) and green (ordinary) and each African country is expected to adopt the process of availing this travel document according to the new draft treaty which was endorsed in Kigali, this weekend. The CISSA Executive Secretary, Shimelis W. Semayat said that it is… Read More »

India – Ex-servicemen will soon get new smart cards to avail healthcare benefits

By | May 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Veterans will soon get new smart cards to avail healthcare benefits with the ex-servicemen department introducing new security features to ensure that the facility is not misused. The new cards, expected to be issued with two to four months, will have features like a chip that will store all information for the veteran and family members.… Read More »