Posts Tagged ‘pin’

The office of the past, present and future – Part VII

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Posted on 27th Dec 2013 by in Corporate

The desk has a very particular place in the psyche of the workplace. For decades, used as status symbols for those in positions of power: giant mahogany monoliths aimed at projecting a position of importance upon whoever sat before them. However, this mindset may be shifting. As increased mobility becomes a vital part of the […]

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

Mobile employee IDs getting closer to reality

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Posted on 10th May 2013 by in Enterprise

Do you work from your mobile device?  It’s true that with mobile devices becoming ubiquitous and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) a trend that is here to stay, corporate and government employees are increasingly eager to use their mobile devices to stay productive at work and on the road.  This doesn’t come without its issues – mobile devices […]

Yet another hack – passwords (and storing them) fail again

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Posted on 16th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

After the LinkedIn debacle, it’s depressing but not entirely surprising to see yet further reports of large-scale hacks, this time of Yahoo! losing 400,000 usernames and passwords to anonymous hackers. It seems amazing to us, working as we do in the security industry, that the passwords were stored in plaintext with absolutely no form of […]

Data Lockup: The FBI Moves to Advanced Authentication for Law Enforcement Organizations

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Posted on 3rd Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

Terrorists. Organized crime and drug cartel kingpins. Fraudsters. Serial killers. Sex offenders. Name a criminal and there is one place you can find them all—the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). After the 9/11 commission showed that terror attacks on the World Trade Center might have been prevented by better communication, […]

What does our future identity look like?

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Posted on 14th Mar 2012 by in Corporate

Facebook and Google have been under the spotlight recently for the way they deal with online identities. These are just some of the most high profile examples, but have helped drive heightened awareness of our online identities and privacy settings. This week’s SXSWi is understandably awash with debates about what the future might look like […]

What are the chief issues with NFC? – Questions from MobileGroove’s Peggy Anne Salz

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Posted on 29th Feb 2012 by in Telecom

In the next post on our series answering questions from mobile influencers, Peggy Anne Salz of MobileGroove raises some thought-provoking points on mobile marketing and NFC payments. NFC-enabled mobile payments from Google and Isis are getting attention, while cloud-based payments offered by the likes of PayPal also appear to be picking up steam. So what […]

Why will mobile financial services & NFC be any better than existing online banking services? – Questions from Helen Keegan, Musings of a Mobile Marketer & Mobile Heroes

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Posted on 28th Feb 2012 by in Telecom

In our latest post answering questions from mobile influencers here at Mobile World Congress, we’re taking a look at questions from Mobile Heroes’ Helen Keegan relating to mobile financial services (MFS). Helen asked us how MFS (and specifically NFC) will improve on the services which online banking providers have now offered for a number of […]

Crédit Agricole customers offered easier payment and added security

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Posted on 1st Feb 2012 by in Corporate

You might already have seen from the news over the last 24 hours that one of France’s leading banks (and one of the largest in Europe), Crédit Agricole, has recently been rolling out contactless EMV banking cards to its customers in France, secured by optimized EMV risk management features from Gemalto. This is an industry first, […]

NFC developments at CES 2012

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Posted on 27th Jan 2012 by in Enterprise

As Near Field Communications (NFC) stories spun like roulette wheels at CES in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, the emergence of several new devices caught my eye. For some time now, we have been blogging about NFC as the technology of choice when using mobile devices for e-payment. To highlight this point Gemalto […]