Digital Identity

  • Whitepages Pro Spins Out, Becomes Ekata

    June 13, 2019 Whitepages Pro is playing the long game when it comes to payments, with a series of structural changes separating consumer and B2B operations, and a new name to boot. CEO ...
  • Apple Devices Can Now Use Google Two-Factor Authentication

    June 12, 2019 androidGoogle says iPhone and iPad users can now verify sign-ins with their Android security key, according to a report by TechCrunch. “Compromised credentials are one of the most common causes of ...
  • Online University WGU’s Strategy For Fraud-Free Test-Taking

    June 12, 2019 Preventing Fraud In Online EducationOnline universities have become a popular alternative to a traditional campus experience for their affordability and flexible class schedules. But with tests conducted remotely, how can educators ensure students aren’t ...
  • Securing Digital Identities In The Information Age

    June 12, 2019 Securing Digital Identity In The Information AgePhone numbers, email addresses, usernames and other online signifiers have become essential to verification as the world becomes more connected. In B2B news, Visa is launching an end-to-end payments network called Visa B2B Connect, which is built on ...
  • Digital ID: Balancing Convenience And Safety

    June 12, 2019 digital identityConsumers must prove themselves multiple times per day. When checking email, shopping online, paying bills or accessing medical records, users need backup to show they are who they say they ...
  • Whitepages Pro Spins Off B2B Biz Into Ekata

    June 12, 2019 Whitepages Pro has announced that it is spinning off its B2B business from the U.S.-focused direct-to-consumer operations of Whitepages.com, and is changing its name to Ekata. The company explained that the ...
  • BNY Mellon’s AI Fix For Reducing False-Positives

    June 12, 2019 With 83 percent of consumers in the U.S. owning laptops and 91 percent owning mobile devices, there’s never been greater opportunity for digital fraud. Total losses due to fraud were ...
  • How Online Universities Take Fraudsters To School

    June 11, 2019 Phone numbers, email addresses, usernames and other online signifiers have become vital to digital identity verification, as the world becomes increasingly connected. In fact, a recent study found that cell ...
  • Will The 2020s Be The Digital Trust Decade?

    June 10, 2019 With summer upon us, it might have escaped notice that the decade of the 2010s is about to end. We don’t mean to get nostalgic or weepy-eyed (not just yet), ...
  • SCA Readiness Fizzles In Face Of September Deadline

    June 7, 2019 alarm clock for SCATo steal a line from Earth, Wind & Fire, it’s likely to be a September to remember. For merchants large and small, might this fall, and beyond, be chilly in ...
  • Security Experts Warn About New Scam That Bypasses 2FA

    June 6, 2019 Security experts are warning about a phishing scam that can help hackers bypass two-factor authentication (2FA). The attack was demonstrated for the first time at the Hack in the Box Security ...
  • Apple Announces CryptoKit For Digital Wallet Developers

    June 5, 2019 Apple Announces CryptoKit For Digital Wallet DevelopersApple has announced the launch of CryptoKit, a Swift API that will perform basic cryptographic functions for its iOS 13 software release, according to a report by CoinDesk. The announcement was ...
  • The Evolving Terrain Of Fighting Fraud

    June 5, 2019 The Evolving Terrain Of Fighting FraudIntro: Consumers undeniably want all of their transactions faster – and there is a penalty to be paid for making them wait. But fast is no substitute for safe, which ...
  • For Verification, Biometrics And Passwords Solve Different Needs

    June 4, 2019 verificationLogins are a routine part of digital life — from shopping online to paying bills to accessing medical records — but proving identity can come with challenges. Consumers now must ...
  • Taking The Future Of Digital ID Verification Back To The Phone

    June 4, 2019 The rise of the digital economy has resulted in growing concerns about identification, not the least of which is making sure that people who try to open financial accounts, or ...
  • Maine Law Stops ISPs From Hawking Browsers’ Data Without Permission

    May 31, 2019 Maine Passes Law That Blocks ISPs Selling Of Personal Data Without PermissionLawmakers in Maine have proposed a law to stop internet service providers (ISPs) from selling private browsing data to advertisers, according to reports. The bill was passed unanimously by the ...
  • Dashlane Raises $100M, Names New CMO

    May 30, 2019 fingerprint identityCredential and digital identity management solution company Dashlane announced Thursday (May 30) it raised $110 million in funding and appointed Joy Howard as chief marketing officer. In a press release, Dashlane ...
  • Why An Incremental Approach May Be Key To IoT Security

    May 27, 2019 Is California’s IoT Legislation A Step Too Far?California’s recent IoT security law, mandating minimum security requirements for connected devices, attempts to thwart fraudsters and other bad actors. But while some security experts say the law goes too ...
  • Mastercard, Samsung Team For Digital Identity Services

    May 21, 2019 digital identity mobile phoneMastercard announced Tuesday (May 21) that it is collaborating with Samsung to research and develop ways for people to verify their digital identity on mobile devices. In a press release, Mastercard ...
  • Deep Dive: Weighing The Use of Biometrics For KYC

    May 21, 2019 Biometric authentication enables processes as simple as unlocking a smartphone and as complex as streamlining airport security checks. With that in mind, FIs are currently looking into the technology and ...
  • Vaping Retail Faces Its FDA Moment Of Truth

    May 21, 2019 A multi-part, high-stakes race is underway in a fast-growing part of online and brick-and-mortar retail — a race to stay ahead of political backlash and regulation, a race that also ...
  • A Biometric Backlash Is Underway — And A Backlash To The Backlash

    May 17, 2019 biometricsThese are exciting times for biometrics, with the authentication method(s) moving into the mainstream. But a biometric backlash is underway — and, it seems, a backlash to the backlash, at ...
  • How OnBuy Is Tackling SCA Compliance

    May 17, 2019 eCommerceMost consumers have come to expect a one-stop, one-click shopping experience, and merchants want to deliver. eCommerce innovations have been focused on removing frictions for years, and many checkout processes ...
  • Getting Millennials To Put Stock In Trading Apps

    May 17, 2019 Money laundering scandals have rocked the reputations of major financial institutions (FIs) that are consequently launching new efforts to repair their images. The Estonian branch of Danske Bank was accused ...
  • How Marketplaces Are Prepping For SCA

    May 16, 2019 Across the European Union (EU), technology providers and social media platforms are increasingly playing a bigger role in the Open Banking ecosystem. At the same time, however, many players, like ...
  • Pepsi Supply Chain Jolt Via Blockchain

    May 15, 2019 As blockchain moves farther afield from crypto connections, supply chain tracking gains traction, with Pepsi noting a significant efficiency boost in a trial tied to programmatic ads. Elsewhere, a study ...
  • As P2P Payments Spreads Its Wings, Challenges Loom

    May 13, 2019 The spotlight burned brighter for peer-to-peer (P2P) payment services in the first quarter of 2019, with those payment methods finding popularity among more consumers. However, P2P’s future growth will depend ...
  • Steering Clear Of Banking’s ‘Single Point Of Failure’

    May 13, 2019 Banking — especially mobile banking — offers ‘single points of failure’ that allow fraudsters to make off with victims’ data and money.  Karl Kilb III, CEO of Boloro, tells PYMNTS ...
  • Deep Dive: How Banks Will Become Key Verification Players

    May 10, 2019 Consumers want authentication to be both seamless and secure, and many expect online merchants to safeguard their personally identifiable information. Not all businesses are able to do so on their ...
  • People And Bank Automation — An ‘And’ Not An ‘Or’

    May 10, 2019 It is hard to argue, after five decades in existence, that the ATM hasn’t been an overwhelming success as financial products go — in fact, it has changed the face ...
  • Google To Launch Electronic IDs For Android Devices

    May 9, 2019 Google To Launch Electronic IDs For AndroidGoogle has announced that it is working on bringing electronic IDs to Android devices, according to reports. The company released the news on Thursday (May 9) on the last day of ...
  • Microsoft Passwordless Biometric Authentication Is Now FIDO2 Certified

    May 9, 2019 Windows 10Microsoft has announced that Windows Hello, its password-free biometric authentication system, has been FIDO2 certified, according to reports. FIDO2 is a cryptography-based authentication standard, and using it makes it easier ...
  • Citi Adds Biometrics To Its ‘Security Perimeter’

    May 9, 2019 biometricsA single data breach costs a business $3.86 million on average. The high risks and costs of breaches, says Tapodyuti Bose, Global Head of Channel and Enterprise Services with Citi’s ...
  • Instant IDV: Digital Security’s Next Big Thing?

    May 8, 2019 Anything that grows faces various challenges, and even choke points — those things that can directly or indirectly cut off oxygen and other fuel, and slow or even eliminate further ...
  • Why Citi Is Using Biometrics To Build Its ‘Security Perimeter’

    May 8, 2019 Why Mastercard Is Betting On Biometric Cards To Advance Inclusion From company board rooms to airport boarding gates, the need for seamless authentication is putting biometrics front and center in varying use cases. With that shift, older authentication tools, such ...
  • Citi Treasury Eyes Verification Tech To Support Faster Payments

    May 7, 2019 Citi Treasury Eyes Verification Tech To Support Faster PaymentsCiti’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) is rolling out a new identity and account verification solution for corporate treasurer clients. In a press release on Tuesday (May 7), Citi announced the ...
  • Senators Oppose FTC/Facebook Settlement

    May 7, 2019 Two U.S. senators have spoken out against a reported settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Facebook related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In a letter to the agency, Senators ...
  • World Password Day Highlights (The Annoying) Endurance Of A Weak Security Tool

    May 2, 2019 Passwords: Endurance Of A Weak Security ToolAs far as marketing and education pushes disguised as pseudo-holiday type things, you could do worse than World Password Day, which is Thursday (May 2). For example, it sure beats International ...
  • Microsoft CISO Says Passwords Are Useless

    May 2, 2019 Microsoft Wallet App To Be ‘Retired’ On Feb. 28Microsoft‘s chief information security officer (CISO), Brett Arsenault, believes that when it comes to protecting companies and individuals from cyberattacks, passwords are typically useless. He should know: Microsoft handles 6.5 trillion cybersecurity incidents ...
  • Canadian Banks Adopt Blockchain For ID Verification

    May 1, 2019 Canadian Banks Use Blockchain To Verify IDSecureKey Technologies Inc., an identity and authentication provider, has announced that its Verified.Me digital ID system is now available at five Canadian banks in a mobile app, according to a ...
To Top