Adding biometric weapons to the anti-fraud arsenal

More organisations are looking at voice biometrics to strengthen their fraud detection capabilities, says Simon Marchand, chief fraud protection officer at Nuance Communications.

Mar 24, 2021

Protecting your crypto-currency, normal currency, with biometrics

Using biometrics technologies with centralised checks facilitates onboarding and transfer of digital wallets from one device to another and guarantees a higher level of security, says Simon Marchand, CFE and chief fraud prevention officer at Nuance Communications.

Mar 16, 2021

Businesses win with flexible biometric system architecture

In today’s data-rich market, system architecture not only has to be flexible, but it also needs to be exceptionally secure, says iiDENTIFii.

Mar 1, 2021

TikTok settles privacy lawsuit for $92 million

If accepted by a federal judge, the settlement will be divided among US-based users of the app.

Jan 27, 2021

Home affairs sets new deadline to deliver biometrics project

The home affairs department intends to finalise the tender issues before the end of the current calendar year, to ensure phase one of the project goes live.

Aug 26, 2020

Missing master files in dodgy EOH tender baffle Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is critical of the delay in concluding an investigation into the missing master files in a R400 million contract involving EOH.

Jul 15, 2020

Demand for tech to decrypt SA drivers’ licences increases

There has been an increase in security measures throughout SA due to lockdown, and as such, the authorities and commerce need to confirm the identity of people.

Jun 30, 2020

Vodacom’s TOBi chatbot allows subscribers to self-RICA

The telco says this is a convenient way to self-RICA, while observing COVID-19 lockdown social distancing requirements.

Jan 21, 2020

Blockchain, AI, biometrics to disrupt travel industry in 2020

The joint force between new technologies and travel is significantly impacting how people travel, increasing the number of global tourists.

Jan 15, 2020

Banks launch facial biometrics for retail payments in Nigeria and mobile services in South Africa

Nigeria’s Access Bank says its technology will provide fast, convenient payments without using a card, while Standard Bank's offering will provide secure digital banking, says Andrew van der Hoven, head of digital banking at Standard Bank.

Aug 26, 2019

Facial recognition helps protect digital identities

Pairing facial recognition with social or behavioural information makes it more difficult to comprise an identity, says Trueface.


New app helps users digitally prove who they are

The WhoYou app uses mobile biometric tech and algorithms to verify a person’s identity against the South African National Population Register.

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