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UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

“Effective September 15th, telecoms will need to ensure that at least 10 percent of their authentication transactions through Aadhaar are performed using facial recognition, with shortfalls subject to fines.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing to take at least a small step toward the integration of authentication based on facial recognition into…

Two Factor Authentication is on the Verge of Becoming Mainstream

Two Factor Authentication is on the Verge of Becoming Mainstream

For years, digital security experts have been advocating for two factor authentication, or 2FA. And while those calls have been headed among some of the more tech savvy individuals – USB dongles aren’t uncommon among web developers and CIOs – 2FA security hasn’t yet attained mainstream adoption. The digital landscape is always changing, though, and…

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce has launched a 2FA app. It’s called RHEA, and adds fingerprint recognition to the password-based security already in place. When a user goes to log in to SalesForce on a laptop or desktop, the system will send a notification to her registered mobile device prompting her to scan her finger in the RHEA app.…

FIDO-Compliant 2FA Security Comes to Facebook

FIDO-Compliant 2FA Security Comes to Facebook

Facebook is embracing FIDO-compliant two-factor authentication with devices like YubiKeys, with Facebook security engineer Brad Hill calling it a way “to make logging into Facebook even more secure.” Effective today, users can register their 2FA devices to ensure that their account login process adheres to FIDO U2F standards, with Facebook prompting such users to tap their…

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

At the end of 2016, there were almost 100 Windows devices supporting Windows Hello biometric authentication, according to a new post on the Windows blog. The company is keen to highlight the growing popularity of Windows Hello’s biometric authentication capabilities, with a range of hardware partners now offering or developing products that can take advantage…

Google Urging Adwords Partners to Adopt 2Sv Security

Google Urging Adwords Partners to Adopt 2Sv Security

Having acquired some empirical validation of second-factor authentication, Google is now urging its Adwords partners to adopt such security measures. Adwords is one of the biggest digital advertising programs in the world, and as such Google is keen to ensure that customers using its service have some essential security in place to mitigate the threat…

Security Pros Expect Passwords to be Replaced by 2FA, Behavioral Biometrics: Report

Security Pros Expect Passwords to be Replaced by 2FA, Behavioral Biometrics: Report

A majority of security professionals believe passwords will by phased out by the year 2025, according to a new study. Commissioned by mobile identity solutions provider TeleSign and conducted by LawLess Research, the study surveyed 600 US security professionals across a range of industries. It found that 69 percent of respondents felt that passwords no…

NSE Expands Use of 2FA Security

NSE Expands Use of 2FA Security

India’s National Stock Exchange is expanding its adherence to two-factor authentication. The NSE announced last week that its e-IPO web app will implement the security standard starting today, June 20th. The move complements previous security measures including the NSE’s implementation of 2FA security for its negotiated trade platform earlier this month. Launched this January, e-IPO…

Singapore Streamlines 2FA Registration for Government e-Services

Singapore Streamlines 2FA Registration for Government e-Services

The Singaporean government has simplified the registration process for the system used by citizens to access government services as it seeks to get more individuals signed up for two-factor authentication (2FA). The system is called SingPass (for ‘Singapore Personal Access’), and offers citizens electronic access to services from over 60 agencies government agencies, such as…