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Exclusive: Moving away from passwords to two-factor authentication
New developments in ‘zero log-in’ technology look set to redefine the authentication process as we know it and put paid to the dubious protection offered by passwords.
04 Oct 18
Making biometric technology more secure – One Identity
There are distinct security advantages to using something that’s a unique part of the user, rather than something they must recall from memory.
03 Oct 18
How voice biometric solutions reduce friction and cut fraud
"By deploying voice biometric solutions, organisations are able to authenticate customer transactions instantly."
18 Sep 18
NEC invests in Tascent, a US-based iris biometric system company
"This investment and partnership will enable the two companies to jointly enhance the capacity of iris recognition."
29 Aug 18
Why voice biometrics will end the password era
Voice biometrics is a tried and tested security measure that more and more organisations are putting in place as more consumers ask for it.
09 Jul 18
Silent authentication may be the next best thing for last-mile delivery
While most conglomerate merchants now offer decent delivery options, improvements remain to be made.
05 Jun 18
Biometrics: Adding the human touch to cybersecurity
Biometric security is no longer confined to sci-fi movies like Star Trek or spy films such as the Kingsman and James Bond series.
16 May 18
Visa carves out security roadmap for consumer payment technologies
The payments industry should now be almost ready to embrace the future of consumer technologies like biometrics, says Visa.
15 May 18
Govt launches National Security Science and Technology Policy
"Australia needs to remain at the forefront of science and innovation so we can meet any new and emerging threats to our security."
02 May 18
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
10 Apr 18
It's up to the shareholders: Thales launches offer to acquire Gemalto
Thales and Gemalto are readying themselves for a merger that may well create a world leader in digital security.
04 Apr 18
Gemalto and Dai Nippon Printing develop facial recognition for mobile banking
"Gemalto's facial recognition can bolster mobile banking security and provide a mobile authentication method customers love and trust."
03 Apr 18
Unisys to build on Dept of Home Affairs' biometric tech to track travellers
Department of Home Affairs has accepted Unisys’ bid to supply biosecurity tech to track travellers moving in and out of Australia’s borders.
20 Mar 18
New rapid voice cloning tech could spell end for voice authentication
Baidu unveiled a new system that can clone your voice using just 3.7 seconds of audio, a scary thought in the era of voice biometric authentication.
10 Mar 18
Fujitsu rolls out Biometrics-as-a-Service to Australian enterprises
Fujitsu's cloud-based multimodal biometrics-as-a-service solution will enable Australian organisations to deploy biometric authentication.
01 Feb 18
Biometrics vs passwords: How the generation gap is shaping workplace security
Millennials are moving beyond the world of passwords and quickly embracing biometrics, leaving the older generations to continue using passwords.
30 Jan 18
Fujitsu rolls out biometric palm vein authentication in Japan offices
Fujitsu is rolling out its biometric palm vein authentication solutions within its own company to replace passwords used by around 80,000 employees.
22 Jan 18
NEC contributes biometric & sensor tech to Singapore public safety trials
The security trials, conducted over a 12-month period, were held both in and near Jurong Island as part of the Safety and Security Industry Programme.
18 Jan 18
IoT, AI, blockchain, biometrics – Hitachi Vantara's 10 key trends for 2018
Smart object storage, analytics and AI, and the extension of agile methodologies across the enterprise will all play key roles during the coming year.
06 Dec 17
How the future will blur the lines of authentication & identity management
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords.
14 Nov 17
NEC Australia says advanced recognition systems will protect citizens
"Our advanced recognition systems are at the forefront of biometrics internationally," says NEC Australia director of sales and solutions Andy Hurt.
09 Nov 17
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
30 Oct 17
Will the iPhone X's Face ID be hackable? Security expert weighs in
The iPhone X’s facial recognition technologies have been called into question by a security consultant who claims that no tech is ever unbeatable.
02 Oct 17
US research team takes biometric scanning to heart
According to the study’s lead author Wenyao Xu, “No two people with identical hearts have ever been found”.
28 Sep 17