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  • Convenience isn't king for consumers signing in

    Consumers ranked security as more important than convenience in logging on to most kinds of app, especially those related to money, according to a global survey by IBM.

    Written by George Nott06 Feb. 18 12:34
  • ATO to listen to voice biometrics

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has stated plans to turn on voice authentication to verify customer identities by the end of December at the latest.

    Written by Adam Bender29 May 14 09:39
  • Biometrics eyed for secure future payments

    Biometrics look like the future of authentication for payments, according to payment experts at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender28 May 14 15:35
  • How your authentication scheme could hurt your business

    Consumers often fail to perform transactions online due to authentication failure. But while they struggle, they also distrust websites with weak authentication procedures.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud17 April 13 19:30
  • Startup Nok Nok Labs pitches strong new authentication process

    Nok Nok Labs officially opened its doors today to introduce client/server-based technology proposed as an innovative foundation for flexible, strong multi-factor security that can be used in e-commerce, Web services or the enterprise.

    Written by Ellen Messmer12 Feb. 13 14:13
  • New FIDO Alliance pushing 'fast-identity' strong authentication protocol

    A new industry group called the Fast IDentity Online Alliance, or FIDO Alliance for short, makes its debut Tuesday to promote adoption in e-commerce and websites an innovative authentication protocol that's intended to bring a higher level of security for online users.

    Written by Ellen Messmer12 Feb. 13 14:13
  • PGP Corp. co-founder's startup targets cloud authentication

    When Phil Dunkelberger co-founded PGP Corp. in 2002 with Jon Callas, it was to acquire the codebase for the famous encryption technology known as "Pretty Good Privacy" which had been sold to Networks Associates in 1997. That proved a good move for public-key encryption, and now Dunkelberger says his next project -- the formation of a company called Nok Nok Labs -- involves a revolutionary way to support authentication in corporate networks and the cloud.

    Written by Ellen Messmer26 Nov. 12 19:00
  • How to Secure Big Data in Hadoop

    The promise of big data is enormous, but it can also become an albatross around your neck if you don't make security of both your data and your infrastructure a key part of your big data project from the beginning. Here are some steps you can take to avoid big data pitfalls.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 Nov. 12 23:08
  • New system secures cellphones for Web transactions

    An experimental method for two-factor authentication to websites employs mobile phones in a new way to ensure that users' online accounts don't get hijacked.

    Written by Tim Greene07 Dec. 11 08:29
  • 4 simple steps to bulletproof laptop security

    Security: You either have it you don't. It's a matter of degrees or, as the experts prefer to think of it, layers. The more varieties of security you have, the better the odds your goods can be protected successfully from intrusion or theft.

    Written by Serdar Yegulalp31 Aug. 11 23:46
  • Tax Office releases AUSkey for Linux

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has made good on its promise to support Linux in its next-generation authentication software, dubbed AUSkey, with the reference distribution being Ubuntu with the Firefox Web browser.

    Written by Rodney Gedda17 Dec. 10 10:08
  • NEHTA issues core e-health tender

    The Federal Government today delivered the health sector a much clearer picture of how its giant $466.7 million electronic health records project will be delivered, with the initiation of a major purchasing initiative for the project through the nation’s peak e-health body.

    Written by Renai LeMay15 Sept. 10 17:05