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ASM Global and PopID Partner on Biometric Payments and Ticketing for Stadiums

“PopID and venue management company ASM Global are kicking off a biometric ticketing and payment system that employs facial verification at the Pechanga Stadium in San Diego, California. The stadium will use PopID’s ‘PopPay,’ a contactless biometric payment option that grants access to payments with a selfie of the user. PopPay works by having a […]
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Biometrics Is Most Popular for Onboarding in Only One Country — Survey

“Buried in a new marketing-driven survey about the importance of consumers’ retail digital experience, is a surprising insight into the importance of biometric security. Of 14 nations (plus Puerto Rico) surveyed around the world, consumers in only two, Hong Kong and Brazil, prefer to verify their identity with biometrics when they open an online account […]
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Hackers Leak 190GB of Alleged Samsung Data, Source Code

“The Lapsus$ data extortion group leaked today a huge collection of confidential data they claim to be from Samsung Electronics, the South Korean giant consumer electronics company. The leak comes less than a week after Lapsus$ released a 20GB document archive from 1TB of data stolen from Nvidia GPU designer.”
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Pakistan to Launch National Digital Identity Wallet

“Citizens of Pakistan will soon be able to apply for, store and display a digital version of their national identity card in a digital ID wallet on their smartphone using an updated version of the country’s Pak-ID mobile app. Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) launched Pak-ID in September 2021, enabling citizens to apply […]
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No Time to Relax: Data Compromises Reached An All-Time High in 2021

“Data-compromise incidents hit an all-time high in 2021, totaling 1,862, up 23% from the previous record high of 1,506 in 2017, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Annual Data Breach Report. On a year-over-year basis, the number of the compromises increased 68% in 2021, compared to 2020. The number of breaches involving sensitive information, […]
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IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online

“In a statement to Gizmodo, an IRS spokesperson said users can still receive basic information from the IRS website without logging in, but added they would need to sign in through ID.me to make and view payments, access tax records, view or create payment plans, manage communications preference, or view tax professional authorizations.”
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FBI Warning: Crooks Are Using Fake QR Codes to Steal Your Passwords and Money | ZDNet

“QR codes are useful shortcuts to online resources via a phone’s camera, but scammers are now tampering with them to direct victims to phishing pages and cryptocurrency scams. QR or ‘Quick Response’ codes have been connecting scanners to real-world objects since the 1990s, but got widely adopted during the pandemic as businesses moved to contactless […]

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1Password and Brex Partner to Optimize Secure Online Payments

“The new integration will help businesses protect critical financial information and identities. Online purchases can be made quickly – in two clicks – and securely, as information stored in a customer’s Brex vault will be automatically synced with 1Password, ensuring users always have access to the most up-to-date version of their Brex virtual cards. If […]