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Update: New French Digital ID Card (eID) Launched in 2021

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On 16 March, the French government launched its new national digital ID card, equipped with an electronic chip, QR code, and fingerprints to fight...

The Security Challenges Posed to Industrial Control Systems

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Just as in the digital and virtual worlds, numerous threats can affect Industrial Control Systems (ICS) of any type of Critical Infrastructure, many of...

Central Bank of Liberia Introduces a New L$100 Banknote

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The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has announced its new 100 Liberian Dollar banknotes, the first in a new family of Liberian dollar currency...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 3)

Introduction This paper is the third of five parts in a series about optimizing simultaneous offset security features. Simultaneous offset is a security printing technology...

Banknotes Celebrate the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

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Four commemorative banknotes are being issued in honor of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games to be held in Beijing 4 to 20 February 2022....

The Basics and Benefits of the Virtual Network

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Long before the technical term “Cloud” became a household word, networks have existed in some shape or form. A network typically involved hardwiring servers...

UAE Marks 50-Year Anniversary with Commemorative Banknote

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates is commemorating the country’s 50-year anniversary with a new 50-Dirham banknote. The note pays tribute to...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 2)

Introduction Simultaneous offset printing, also referred to as see-through register or front-to-back register, is a security printing technique in which offset plate images are applied...

Gibraltar Issues New £5 Banknote Starting 1 December 2021

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H.M Government of Gibraltar began issuing a new £5 banknote on 1 December 2021. The new £5 note has the prefix B/AA and is...

Which Industries are Top Targets of Cyberattackers?

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2021 has been especially challenging for the world of Cybersecurity. One of the main catalysts for this has been the unprecedented explosion in the...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

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All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

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The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...

LIVE BLOG: Oklahoma Mobile ID App Decommissioned and more news…

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To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

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Greece has launched a New Generation Passport, with a new design and advanced security features. The Hellenic Police Headquarters, National Passport and Secure Document...

Solomon Islands’ Sophisticated New 50 & 100 Dollar Banknotes

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has issued new, upgraded $50 and $100 banknotes. The new notes have been in circulation since December 28, 2023. The traditions...