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South African crypto-based money transfer fintech Xago has claimed a world-first in bringing neuromorphic computing to biometric verification and authentication. The mobile app uses neuromorphic computing technologies to simulate human cognition – how the brain naturally and instinctively recognises people.

News - December 29, 2021 midnight

IDEMIA Unveils LASINK™ Helios

IDEMIA has launched a new security feature, based on optically variable elements, that combines colour personalisation and DOVID technologies to secure secondary portraits.

Technical Features - December 29, 2021 midnight

ODDS Conference – Rescheduled

Registration is now open for the rescheduled Optical & Digital Document Security (ODDS) conference and seminar, which will be in Vienna, Austria, 11-13 April, with the programme available to view online at opticaldigitalsecurity.com.

Events - December 22, 2021 midnight

Identity Fraud in the Modern Era

It is inevitable that as we witness a move from physical to digital assertion of an identity to gain access to financial, retail and payment services we should see an attendant rise in the number and types of digital identity scams.

Digital Identity - December 22, 2021 midnight

Health Status Proof – Time to Step Up

The introduction to Reconnaissance International’s white paper ‘Vaccination Certificates and Immunity Passports – Health Status Proof’, stated that ‘standardisation and interoperability is inevitable to navigate the thousands of bilateral arrangements that are already emerging'.

Editorial - December 22, 2021 midnight

New Report Explores Printing Beyond Colour

Many technologies and features with their roots in commercial printing have made, and continue to make, a substantial contribution to secure document production. However, these technologies have for the most part been concerned with producing visual colours, perceived by the unaided eye as conventional colour printing.

Reports - December 22, 2021 midnight

Are Governments Ready for Digital Transformation?

The Hype Cycle™ is a well-established graphical tool used to represent the trigger, adoption, maturity and application of a specific technology and so characterise the complete life cycle of that technology’s adoption.

Reports - December 22, 2021 midnight

Physical to Digital: Be Careful What You Hope For

The move to assert digital identities in instances when previously a person (or persons) would need to be present has undoubtedly brought convenience and speed to executing many legal, travel and governmental transactions.

Digital Identity - December 8, 2021 midnight

EU Investigating Private Key Leak in Forged COVID Passports

According to reports on ‘threatpost’, ‘BleepingComputer’ and other online platforms, the private key used to sign EU Digital COVID certificates has been leaked and is being circulated on messaging apps and online data breach marketplaces.

Health Status - December 8, 2021 midnight

ISO Publishes New Standard for Mobile Driving Licences

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published ISO/IEC 18013-5 which, amongst other things, specifies the interface between the Mobile Driving Licence (mDL) and mDL reader and the interface between the mDL reader and the issuing authority infrastructure.

Free - December 7, 2021 midnight

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The Danish National Police, Rigspolitiet, has awarded IDEMIA with a ten-year contract plan to develop and maintain a new border management system for the external Schengen borders of Denmark due to the annual increase in visitors and the changed EU regulations.

News - December 7, 2021 midnight

Biometric Authentication for Dummies

London based cyber-security business, iProov, has published a guide providing an overview of how organisations across all industries can use biometric authentication to maximise their potential return on investment.

Authentication - December 7, 2021 midnight

News in Brief

Starting from 8 November, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travellers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane, with only limited exceptions.

News - December 7, 2021 midnight

VDS – More Than Just a Low-Cost Alternative to Document Microchips

The new visible digital seals (VDS), originally adopted by countries for travel document verification, are now gaining wider international acceptance as affordable and efficient solutions to the global challenge of providing travellers with an internationally verifiable proof of health.

Authentication - December 7, 2021 midnight

News in Brief

OVD Kinegram (OVDK), based in Zug, Switzerland and a subsidiary of the KURZ Group, specialises in the design, production and supply of the KINEGRAM® optical security feature for government documents and banknotes.

News - November 3, 2021 midnight

Company News

Global manufacturer of secure document printing and personalisation equipment, Mühlbauer, has added the IDENTIFIER 60 Plus to its established portfolio of passport personalisation machines.

News - November 2, 2021 midnight