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Security

Bank of Montreal Brings Biometric Mobile Authentication to Commercial and Corporate Clients

“Bank of Montreal (or “BMO”) has delivered the new authentication system to its BMO Online Banking for Business platform, and on its newly launched BMO Banking for Business Mobile App. Implemented in collaboration with IBM Canada, the security system is designed to leverage multiple biometric factors, including face, fingerprint, eye, and voice, for end user […]
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Security

Pointing the Finger at Biometric Card Misconceptions

“Now biometric cards are being added to the payment mix. With these cards, you can use your thumbprint as an alternative to a PIN or signature at the same in-store chip or contactless terminals you use every day. Mastercard developed the biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify cardholder identity […]
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Global

UIDAI asks telecom firms to submit plan to discontinue Aadhaar-based e-KYC

“The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked telecom companies to submit a detailed plan within the next 15 days on discontinuation of Aadhaar-based authentication service used by them to verify their customer. A circular to this effect has already been issued to the telecom service providers (TSPs) including Bharti Airtel Ltd, Reliance Jio Infocomm […]
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Risk & Fraud

2019 Data Breach Forecast Predicts Biometric Hacking

“It’s a timely warning in the wake of recent academic research suggesting that a number of fingerprint authentication systems could effectively be spoofed by AI-generated fingerprintsthat emulate highly common fingerprint features. Even highly sophisticated biometric authentication systems such as Apple’s 3D facial recognition system have been proven vulnerable to more elaborate hacking efforts. But effective countermeasures are always […]
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Security

Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream, Drawing Concerns

“Facial technology can now be found in more schools and retail stores to help identify people who may pose a security risk. Some stores are also using facial recognition in an attempt to determine shopper sentiment, giving retailers the opportunity to adjust their sales pitch. One company in Israel claims its software can flag potential […]
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Security

Is Facial-Recognition Technology Hurting Apple Pay?

“Adoption and usage rates for the mobile wallets from Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google), and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have been far from stellar, but now evidence is emerging that Apple’s decision a year ago to ditch fingerprint identification on its newest smart phones in favor of facial-recognition technology could be making it even harder […]

On The Wires

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Security

Mastercard accredits FIME for biometric evaluation services

“FIME has been accredited by Mastercard to deliver biometric authentication testing services for fingerprint in line with its new guidelines for mobile device sensors. The testing evaluation program enables mobile, wearable and sensor manufacturers to test the performance and accuracy of mobile fingerprint sensors.”