Posted on 13 June 2011 by
Fujitsu recently launched a biometric authentication technology which it claims can identify one individual out of data from a million people. Taking under two seconds to complete both fingerprint and palm vein recognition the system appears largely foolproof. But do we really need this level of biometrics?
Posted on 08 September 2011 by
An interesting debate has been open on NFC mobile payments services moving from hardware to software-based solutions. But with the risk of an increase in fraud is still a main concern. We feel that software coupled with hardware-based authentication might be the answer.
Posted on 29 September 2011 by
Despite frequent reports of email hacks and enterprise data breaches, the username and password method for authentication is still one of the primary security measures used today. How do we create secure online identities?
Posted on 08 November 2011 by
I read an interesting post by Chris Ripley on BlogCritics last week, looking at Google’s two-factor authentication. In case you missed its recent announcement, the search giant has made two-factor authentication available on its email accounts worldwide. This is a great step in the right direction and it’s fantastic to see people like Chris supporting the […]
Posted on 23 March 2012 by
Dilbert cartoons rarely fail to raise a laugh in the office, and last month, when I was catching up on the Security Nirvana blog, was no different. As a summary of the debate around security versus convenience, I think it sums it up perfectly: I see so many companies and directors debating the issue of […]
Posted on 20 May 2013 by
I was recently at the Wallet Wars conference in New York hearing about the opportunities and challenges that the mobile wallet space offers. And what a spectacle it was! In such a fast-moving and evolving industry, it can be hard to keep up with the latest players: Square, Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft are all […]