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palm vein technology

Hyosung upgrades ATMs with palm vein technology

Hyosung has integrated its self-service ATMs with Fujitsu palm vein biometric authentication technology to increase security. The South Korean company says by integrating Fujitsu’s PalmSecure...
eu travel list

Only 15 countries on ‘safe list’ to enter EU

The European Union has revealed a new list of countries that will be allowed to enter the bloc from 1 July when external borders...
counterfeiting

E-commerce threatens consumers

A new report highlights the “huge” threat of e-commerce counterfeiting during the coronavirus crisis, driving demand for more investment in security devices, says a...
fibre optics

8 myths of compatible optics debunked

What are fibre optics? As devices become interconnected with another, especially as the Internet of Things (IoT) further evolves, network connections will have to become...
finland coronavirus

Finland allows nationals to entry from 12 countries

Authorities in Finland have decided to permit entry for the citizens of 12 European countries, saying that these countries have COVID-19 under control in...
fake banknotes

‘Super Leu’ counterfeiting gang arrested

Romanian authorities have arrested a man known as the world’s best forger of high-security plastic banknotes. Bloomberg reports the operation was part of a crackdown...
apple safari

Apple launches biometric web authentication

Apple is launching a new Safari feature that allows developers to integrate Face ID and Touch ID authentication for the web. The feature is set...
germany schengen visa

Stranded Schengen Visa holders may work in Germany

Holders of expired Schengen Visas who are still stranded in Germany due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, may stay in the country until 30 September. Schengen...
myanmar banknote

All Myanmar banknotes to feature Aung San

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) says it will introduce the image of independence hero General Aung San on all denominations of the country’s...
south korea drivers

South Korea launches digital driver’s licence

South Korean telecommunication companies have launched a digital driver's licence that will come in the form of a QR code and bar code. The plans...

A Major Milestone for Nigeria’s National ID Card System

Nigeria’s National Identity Management System has reached a significant milestone: It is ready to start issuing multipurpose national ID cards through the self-service online...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...