Authentication

The Password is Dead?


The password is dead, or at least that was what Bill Gates proclaimed in 2004. Since then, the password has been declared defunct many times by industry leaders and pundits. Death knells for the much maligned, but much used passwords have now reached a frantic level. Despite the strident proclamations of the demise of...

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5 Benefits of Biometric Face Recognition Technology


Biometric authentication solutions are fast becoming the antidote to clunky, inconvenient and easy-to-forget strong passwords. Mobile fingerprint scanning technology such as Apple Touch ID is already a global mass market with broad consumer acceptance. The...

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Zombies Are Smarter Than Weak Passwords


Imagine this scenario: You turn on your TV and are alerted by a warning broadcast message stating that a “zombie apocalypse” has descended upon us. You run for protection and safety, but something does not seem right. In your mind, the zombie apocalypse...

Biometric Identity

Mobile ID Reimagined


Over the past eight years, I have been fortunate to hear countless stories of how Crossmatch mobile biometric solutions supported mission-critical activities in-theater, on the beat and along the border. It is quite gratifying to know that what you and your...

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Fresh off GDPR, California’s New Consumer Privacy Law Raises the Bar


Personal data theft is a pandemic, a factor that drove the EU to shift control of personal data away from international businesses into the hands of its own citizens. Toward that end, this past May it enacted GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)....

Biometric Identity

Employee Theft: 9 Ways to Manage Shrinkage


No retailer likes to think about their employees stealing from them, but it is a reality you might need to deal with. In 2016, the largest retailers in the US recovered in excess of $40 million from over 50,000 apprehended employees, a rise of 10% on the year...