Posts Tagged ‘secure’

The rise of the shoulder surfer and the cyber-perils of executive travel

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Posted on 3rd Oct 2014 by in

What are the cyber risks executives’ face when traversing the world in search of business opportunities and those all-important face to face meetings?

Stuck at the airport again? Introducing the secure solution to speed up immigration

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Posted on 25th Mar 2014 by in Corporate

We’ve all been there; you’ve touched down at the airport after a long flight, picked up your bags eager to get on with your journey, only to join the back of a lengthy line for passport control. It’s frustrating for flyers and inefficient for staff. Technology is at the forefront of solving this problem, and […]

A history of the SIM card

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Posted on 13th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

The SIM card is a small and mighty device that has changed the face of communication since it was created in 1991. To echo the comparison Nick Keatley makes on the Wireless Banana blog, it’s a chip that has seen several iterations over the years, reducing in size from a credit card to a postage […]

Spotlight on the U.S.: What’s new and cool in NFC?

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Posted on 29th Oct 2013 by in Mobile

Near Field Communication, or NFC as it’s widely known, is playing a bigger part in our lives than ever before. You may not know it, but the past decade has seen NFC technology evolve from a distant technology specification into a real world solution for some of the most secure (and efficient) tech interactions we […]

Petition against Passwords

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Posted on 5th Sep 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Passwords; we can’t live with them, we can’t live without them. That’s the view of most people when it comes to keeping their digital possessions and online personas secure.  We’re forever told to make our passwords stronger and longer by adding numerical digits and capital letters, but as much as we’d like to, chances are […]

Who won the Contactless Challenge – the Brits or the Americans?

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Posted on 24th Jul 2013 by in Mobile

As you may well be aware, Gemalto recently wrapped up the US edition of the Contactless Challenge, a  follow-up to the highly successful UK event, held in November last year. In each Challenge, competing bloggers were given a contactless payment-enabled mobile phone loaded with funds, along with a list of challenges to complete, which were […]

The Myth of the “Strong” Password

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Posted on 1st Feb 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Which password do you think is easier for a hacker to crack – “Th3r3 can only b3 #1!” or “Hammered asinine requirements”? According to some new research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research, it’s actually the former that is the weaker password.  Why?  Because the password “Th3r3 can only b3 #1!” has grammatical […]

2013 – the year of connections

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Posted on 8th Jan 2013 by in M2M

Is it the year of mobile advertising? The year of NFC and mobile payments? Well, according to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and AllThingsD.com, 2013 could be the year the ‘Connected Home’ becomes a reality. We have blogged before about smart homes, sharing our perspective on the one hosted by the GSMA at Mobile World Congress […]

The importance of listening – but not too much

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Posted on 30th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

We currently live in a world that never switches off. Conversations are happening in person, over communications networks and online at all times. We have multiple distractions: distractions such as cell phones, computers, iPods and 24/7 television. We are constantly talking. Even when listening we are continually chattering in our brain, formulating an answer, or […]

Emerging payments in emerging markets

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Posted on 27th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

Today, smartphones give us round-the-clock access to a wealth of information and services. We can book hotels, email colleagues or reserve a table at our favourite restaurant (and even pay the bill via the handset). But what about those of us who don’t own a smartphone?  In countries such as the US and the UK, […]