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Niel Bester on Entersekt's product vision

Posted by Entersekt

Jul 17, 2017 3:34:13 PM

In our latest video, Entersekt’s SVP Products, Niel Bester, explains why innovation at your financial institution need not be limited by the fear of fraud.

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Topics: Mobile banking authentication, Biometrics

Don’t confuse biometrics with strong authentication

Posted by Frans Labuschagne, Country Manager UK & Ireland

May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As our world becomes more digitalized, the information we want to keep private is increasingly at risk – and yet no-one wants that information protected by cumbersome security measures which do not fit in with our pace of living. As such, the stage seems to be set for the large-scale adoption of super-convenient biometric technology, especially on the mobile. Different forms of biometric security have already begun working their way into the banking and payments industries; among these are face, fingerprint, iris, palm, vein and voice.

 

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Topics: Mobile banking authentication, Biometrics, User experience

Schalk Nolte on the power of mobile

Posted by Entersekt

May 17, 2017 12:28:29 PM

Watch our new video to see Schalk Nolte, Entersekt’s CEO, share his take on the power of mobile not only in security, but also in enabling digital services.

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Topics: Mobile banking authentication, Biometrics

What’s the deal with enhanced ATMs?

Posted by Jolette Roodt, Writer/Analyst, Entersekt

May 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Two developments in ATM technology have made waves in the first few months of this year. Let’s take a look at what banks and hardware vendors have in store for us.

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Topics: Biometrics

Join the biometrics conversation!

Posted by Jolette Roodt, Writer/Analyst, Entersekt

Mar 8, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Do you know your fingerprints from your iris scans? Biometrics is the topic on everyone’s lips this year – tune in to our complimentary webinar on 15 March to learn more about this authentication technology.

 

 

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Topics: Biometrics, Entersekt webinars, Entersekt news

Fingerprints and the gap between identity and authentication in digital banking

Posted by Christiaan Brand, chief technology officer, Entersekt

Jul 23, 2015 10:30:00 AM

FingerprintsIdentity, security, privacy

Apple’s TouchID has taken the world by storm and, with official fingerprint biometric support now also coming to Android M, it looks like username and password prompts on mobile applications will soon go the way of the VCR and the gramophone player.

Still, unlike usernames and passwords, which we can change at will, we only have one set of biometric prints. If our biometrics fall into the hands of hackers, they become useless to us, forever. The consensus amongst industry experts such as the FIDO Alliance and Apple is that we must limit exposure to our private biometric data by not sharing it, keeping it instead locked down on our personal devices. In other words, that record of your fingerprint used to unlock your iPhone should never leave your device. Not even Apple has access to it.

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Topics: Biometrics, Public-key cryptography, Apple, Privacy

Biometrics: Real promise or false hope?

Posted by Gerhard Oosthuizen, Chief Information Officer, Entersekt

Feb 5, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Gerhard_OosthuizenA lot of people are excited about the future that biometrics promises. Massive claims are made daily about the technology, especially as it applies to mobile. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and see biometrics as a solution to all the problems we currently face. But will deploying fingerprint readers to mobile devices really free us all from digital fraud?

Not exactly. I really like the convenience of my iPhone’s fingerprint reader and use it every time I open my phone. That said, I’ll only use it as one part of a well-crafted personal security strategy. Here’s why.

These days, an effective digital security strategy must combine three key factors:

  • Something you know: A password, PIN, your mother’s maiden name or favorite color, even a secret handshake
  • Something you have: Your front door key, debit or credit card, mobile phone, or USB token
  • Something you are: Biometric data, like your fingerprint, eye retina scan, or voice

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Topics: Biometrics

A balanced approach to biometrics

Posted by Christiaan Brand, chief technology officer, Entersekt

Oct 16, 2014 3:30:00 PM

ChristiaanBrandNewAnnouncements by Samsung and Apple that they are offering developer access to fingerprint biometrics as a form of identification and authentication have received a lot of media attention. Using your fingerprint or voice as a means of identification is a pretty cool idea. You always have these personal attributes with you and the technology conveniently eliminates a number of keystrokes, which is particularly welcome on the mobile. There’s little wonder its popularity is spreading fast.

Entersekt has been following these developments and debating their relevance to secure, out-of-band authentication and our product line, believing that careful examination of the technology’s strengths and weaknesses is necessary before jumping on the bandwagon.

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Topics: Biometrics

About Trusted Transactions

Trusted Transactions is Entersekt's blog devoted to keeping our customers, prospects and friends updated with industry news, security threats and technology advances in consumer authentication. We can protect against online banking fraud and account takeovers. Trusted Transactions brings you industry data and insights to help safeguard your online and mobile banking and payments transactions. 

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