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Why SMS verification isn’t a good idea

SMS verification has become increasingly popular over recent years, to ensure a high level of security when validating a customer’s account. By utilising a customer’s phone number to validate their account allows a business to ensure that the phone number...

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Why Reports Of The Password’s Decline Are Somewhat Exaggerated

Acuant's EVP of Strategy, Stephen Maloney, was interviewed in this article by PYMNTS.com. You can read the article at its original source here. The password doesn’t get a lot of love these days, and not for entirely unfair reasons. Consumers...

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Up in the Air: Americans Board Planes without Government Issued Identification

When you think of airport security in the US today, you most likely picture long lines, TSA agents and fumbling to pull out your government issued ID. Security appears to be very strict and very time consuming. Would you believe...

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Infographic: Survey Shows US Passengers Board Flights Using Non-Government ID

   

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Is facial recognition verification really secure enough?

Officially well into the digital age, there is a wave of identity verification technologies sweeping the market, but determining whether one will strike the right balance between security and convenience for the consumer can be tricky. Traditionally, verifying your identity...

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What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Real ID Act in 2018

Since the US Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, it has taken over 10 years to get states to comply with the new requirements. Even now, extensions for various states have been set until October 2018. The enforcement...

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Fraudsters Want Your ID Information. What Are You Doing to Stop Them?

In 2016, identity theft amounted to $16 billion and affected more than 15.4 million people in the United States. Your identity is arguably your most valuable asset, but how often are you aware of all the ways that you use...

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Infographic: If Identity is the New Currency, who is Protecting Yours? Eight Ways Your Personal Information Might be at Risk Everyday

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Striking the balance between security and convenience

In today's digital world individuals can get what they want at the click of a button and where same-day delivery is standard, consumers increasingly demand access and convenience. However, the danger is that fraudsters can easily go through card-not-present transactions...

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Digital Identity Authentication Provides Additional Security as Breaches Intensify

As large-scale data breaches continue to compromise personal information like login credentials and Social Security Numbers, companies have realized that they need to evolve their security methods over time in order to maintain consumer trust. In the past, many companies...

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Cracking down on the dark web trade

Two big players in the dark web have just been shut down as reported by the BBC. The two sites - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been associated with trading illicit items including drugs, weapons, and stolen data leaving millions at...

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The travel data goldmine

Holidaymakers and travellers alike are leaving huge data trails in their wake. Whenever a destination is researched, a trip booked, a place visited or comments and reviews left online, insightful travel data is being created. Travel companies have cottoned on...

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