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OT-Morpho introduces the world’s first complete range of biometric payment cards

OT-Morpho, working in the digital security and identification technology market, have announced the creation of the market’s first complete range of biometric payment cards, a range which reinforces payment security. It can also help governments distribute social benefits, knowing that they reach no one else than the eligible (proof of life) citizen. Banks can also […]

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Precise Biometrics divests its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business area to IDENTOS

Precise Biometrics has concluded an agreement with German IDENTOS GmbH on the takeover of the Mobile Smart Card Solutions business area, which includes the business operation involving smart card readers under the Tactivo™ brand. This entails Precise Biometrics further increasing its focus on the Fingerprint Technology business area and freeing up resources for the development […]

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Hackers fail to crack Wibu-Systems’ new encryption scheme – Blurry Box

Hundreds of participants from all corners of the globe have taken part in a hackers contest aimed at cracking a game protected with Blurry Box®, the pinnacle of encryption recently launched by Wibu-Systems. The outcome: No one could break the latest software protection technology introduced by the leading provider of secure license management in the […]

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Gemalto and Dessmann enhance smart lock security with mobile convenience

Gemalto is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution from the global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes incorporates Gemalto’s Machine Identification Modules (MIM) and Secure Elements (SE), empowering users to lock and unlock doors with their smartphones or create digital key chains for multiple locks. The […]

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CodeMeter, CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 earn two prestigious industry recognitions

Wibu-Systems, the world-leading company in secure license management in the industrial space, have announced that CodeMeter has been named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the Best Content Rights & Entitlement Solution category, and CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the Best Endpoint Management Solution category. The finalists represent […]

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Preventing cyber-attacks in rescue services: security ‘made in Germany’ protects respirators

By Wibu-Systems, Fritz Stephan and Infineon An appalling scenario: a famous soccer player is involved in a serious traffic accident, just as his team is fighting to avoid relegation. While the player’s accident is not yet publicly known, the IT systems of the hospital are attacked. Looking for sensitive data, the perpetrators come across the name […]

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G+D Mobile Security acquires CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho

G+D Mobile Security has signed an agreement to acquire the personalization bureau CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho. This completes G+D Mobile Security’s comprehensive offering for the French market. The closing of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. G+D Mobile Security expects to benefit particularly from CPS Technologies’  high-tech bank card personalization and service management center. […]

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Face recognition technology from Cognitec supports automated border control at Venice Airport

Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS-Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport, following the airport’s decision to facilitate expedited border control checks at the international terminal. The eGate implementation project was delivered by N-Aitec, an airport IT provider and system integrator. As the traveler enters the eGate, FaceVACS-Entry detects the […]

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Canadian provinces award contract to Gemalto for secure driver’s license cards

Gemalto has won four contracts to provide a new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s license in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Atlantic Provinces sought a provider with a strong position as an innovative partner capable of producing laser-engraved polycarbonate in Canada, in order to bring their residents better identity protection […]

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Infineon demonstrates first post-quantum cryptography on a contactless security chip

Due to their computing power, quantum computers have the disruptive potential to break various currently used encryption algorithms. Infineon Technologies AG, is ready to provide a smooth transition from today’s security protocols to next-generation post-quantum cryptography (PQC). The company has now successfully demonstrated the first PQC implementation on a commercially available contactless security chip, as […]

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Aadhaar simplifies the issuing of e-licenses for drivers in India

By Safran Identity and Security With 110 million drivers1, managing and optimizing the issuing of driver’s licenses in India poses a real challenge which is being addressed by Aadhaar, a citizen identification program using biometrics. For thirteen years now, India has been replacing a simple paper driving license with the “smart card,” an electronic driver’s […]

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Aadhaar-based digital ID customer registration: a new era

By Safran Identity and Security Following the Indian government’s decision to require registration of each mobile customer in the country, mobile operators had to look for a solution to replace the old painstaking and unsecure manual process with a more efficient and paperless alternative, ensuring greater confidentiality and privacy of customer information and radically reducing […]

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