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The Ultimate Account Security Is Now in Your Pocket

“We consider security keys based on FIDO standards, like our Titan Security Key , to be the strongest, most phishing-resistant method of 2SV on the market today. These physical security keys protect your account from phishers by requiring you to tap your key during suspicious or unrecognized sign-in attempts. Now, you have one more option—and […]
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Krebs on Security

“Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google’s various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft. As first disclosed by KrebsOnSecurity last summer , […]
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JPMorgan to Ban Third-party Fintech Platforms From Accessing Customer Passwords

“JPMorgan Chase is to enforce stricter security measures, banning third-party fintech apps from accessing customer passwords. The existing method of data sharing provides — with permission — numerous apps with access to customers’ bank accounts, but concerns have been voiced about the possible dangers. No timetable has been set out, but the American finance giant […]
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Fingerprint ID Dominates Authentication, But Facial Recognition Is Growing Fast

“With payments fraud growing every year, the pressure is on in markets worldwide to adopt more sophisticated technology to verify the identity of mobile users. Against that backdrop, the winning technology is fingerprint recognition, with facial-recognition systems presenting a fast-growing alternative, according to the latest study from United Kingdom-based Juniper Research. Driving much of the […]
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CULedger Completes Blockchain Identity Pilot With Three US Credit Unions

“CULedger claims that MyCUID users can verify their identity by using a biometric function on their smart phone, such as voice, fingerprint or facial recognition. The vendor says that data from its pilot indicated that the average time to verify a member’s identity had been reduced from the industry average of more than 50 seconds […]

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TSYS Introduces Breakthrough Authentication Platform

“SYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced a new authentication product that provides unprecedented real-time verification of customer identities. The new offering, the TSYS Authentication PlatformSM, relies on customer experience data collected from direct cardholder touchpoints and integrates into TSYS clients’ existing authentication systems. TSYS Authentication Platform is available in Europe and will be launched in North […]
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FICO Adds AI-Powered Authentication to Fight Fraud

“FICO (NYSE: FICO ), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that it is adding two new product families to its portfolio: FICO® Identity Proofing, which allows organizations to digitally onboard new customers without requiring in-person verification, and FICO® User Authentication, a comprehensive suite of capabilities including multifactor, biometric, and behavioral authentication. […]
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