Password fatigue is leading more Web surfers to log in to various sites using their social network identities with Facebook leading the pack. In the last four years, social login technology has become a popular offering on web sites.
15 Jul, 2014Frequent flyers test NFC technology In France
Some Air France frequent flyers are getting six months to test NFC-enabled boarding passes. The technology is being piloted with a few hundred passengers who will have the opportunity to breeze through the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.
In order to enable quicker and more secure payments on mobile devices, retailers are turning to different APIs that store payment card data in the cloud but use stronger authentication — such as biometrics — to identify consumers.
14 Jul, 2014Will Bluetooth kill the NFC chip?
Some call it a more secure, easier to work with communication protocol
Near field communication has been an “emerging” technology for half a decade and some are tired of waiting for it to become truly mainstream. Some are pointing to Bluetooth low-energy as an alternative to NFC while others say the two technologies may be complimentary.
Datacard announced the deployment of more than 150 desktop card printers to the Vietnam Road Authority to issue driver’s licenses; HID says that its access control products, along with door-opening solutions from parent ASSA ABLOY, are being used in six of the 12 stadiums in Brazil now hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup; São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil has implemented Quantum Secure’s SAFE for Aviation software suite; and Encap Security joins the FIDO Alliance.
Archbold Memorial Hospital deployed the iris biometric system because it wanted an identification system that could help to prevent mix-ups, stop patient identity fraud, eliminate the creation of duplicate medical record and reduce billing errors.
Passwords aren’t the answer to online access and entrepreneurs are proposing new ways to enable easy and secure online access. Two solutions being proposed include a watch that uses iris biometrics and a color wheel that would plug into a USB drive.