Going into 2021, it seems that concerns about fraud are top of mind for many of those watching the biometrics industry, if this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles is any indication.
For example, readers proved to be very interested in Jumio’s warning this week about the threat of credential stuffing. It’s just one component of the biometric authentication specialist’s set of predictions for the year to come, which also include an anticipated rise in data protection regulations, and the increased use of AI in cybercrime:
Meanwhile, ThreatMark raised the alarm this week about a disturbing trend already underway in Europe. It seems that there have been a growing number of phishing attacks that use the Google App Engine as their primary vector:
Then there’s the matter of identity fraud at the border. US Customs and Border Protection announced this week that its agents had seized well over 14,000 fraudulent identification items at the Port of Cincinnati alone in 2020. These include fake social security cards, passports, and visas, pointing to the nefarious activities that such items could facilitate for terrorists and organized crime:
The CBP was also in the spotlight in another of the week’s most popular items: the agency’s announcement that biometric technology had helped its agents to nab another impostor at a US airport. In this case, a fugitive had tried to pass through security at the Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., using his brother’s passport:
And finally, a bit of positive news from the emerging biometric payment cards space: Fingerprint Cards announced that it had received another volume order of its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for biometric cards. The client is described as “a global Top 3 card manufacturer”:
Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.
January 9, 2020 – by Alex Perala