biometrics

Post office taps local player for beneficiaries' biometrics

SAPO appoints an authentication provider to boost verification systems for welfare beneficiaries, amid fears SASSA's coffers will run dry.

Capitec, FNB at loggerheads over biometrics claim

First National Bank claims to have this week launched the first ATMs that use biometric identification in SA; a claim Capitec strongly disputes.

Mar 14, 2018

Balancing safety and convenience with biometrics

While biometric technology makes banking more convenient, it can also create a false sense of security.

Mar 8, 2018

Altron subsidiary bags R220m post office tender

Bytes Systems Integration will provide biometrics support to the South African Post Office in its role as social grants paymaster.

Feb 12, 2018

SA woman's 'non-existent' fingerprints captured

Fingerprint scanning technology reveals a Cape Flats woman's fingerprints for the first time.

Feb 6, 2018

SA consumers ready to say goodbye to passwords

A Visa survey reveals more local consumers are interested in using biometric authentication as an alternative to traditional passwords.

Jan 22, 2018

Ideco launches 'environment-resistant' fingerprint reader

The local biometrics firm has developed the reader specifically to withstand harsh outdoor environments.

Dec 8, 2017

The death of the password

Citrix predicts that in 2018 we will see traditional passwords replaced by biometrics, behaviour analytics and the like.

Nov 15, 2017

MTN turns to biometrics to boost security

The telco introduces biometrics to authenticate the identity of post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions.

Oct 31, 2017

Ansys to buy LAWtrust for R108m

The acquisition will enhance its current cyber security business and provide significant annuity revenue, says Ansys.

Oct 25, 2017

More funds for home affairs systems

The department receives more than R200 million to upgrade its automated biometric information system.

Sep 22, 2017

Smart Contract 2.0: the need for "smart lawyers"

SA law ?recognises the validity of electronic contracts, accepts contracts concluded with electronic agents, and is starting to recognise biometrics as the equivalent of a signature, says Alexia Christie, TMT&IP Partner, Webber Wentzel.