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Hacker Obtains 280K+ Photos from Estonia Information System

A hacker was able to obtain more than 280,000 personal identity document photos in an attack on the Republic of Estonia’s State Information System...

Fiji’s Lucky Charm During the 2020 Olympics

How often is a banknote treasured as a lucky charm, tucked away in a safe place, then brought out when the country’s rugby team...

Argentina Launches Non-Binary National Identity Document

Argentina is now allowing citizens to declare their gender as non-binary when applying for National ID Documents (DNI) and passports. The new decree, announced...

What are Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing?

When it comes to testing the strength a company’s digital defenses against Cyberattacks, two different approaches are typically used: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing....

Central Bank of Peru Introduces a New Family of Banknotes

The Central Bank of Peru is introducing a new family of banknotes, starting with the 10-soles and 100-soles notes issued on 22 July 2021....

European Central Bank Investigates Digital Euro Project

The European Central Bank (ECB) has joined the ranks of central banks around the world who are getting serious about issuing digital currencies. On...

18-Week Processing Time for US Passport Applications

As travel restrictions related to COVID-19 begin to ease, many Americans are eager to travel for both business and pleasure. If their travel plans...

Which is Better: Vulnerability Scanning or Penetration Testing?

In the world of Cybersecurity, there are many ways to find out where the strengths and weaknesses lie in a company’s lines of defense....

Nevada Driver’s License: New Design, Advanced Security Features

This month the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards that boast a new visual design and state-of-the art...

Monaco Offers Citizens Digital ID Based on Electronic ID Cards

As we reported last October, the Principality of Monaco has selected IN Groupe as the technological partner for the development, implementation, and deployment of...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

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New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...

Argentina Releases a New 10,000-Pesos Banknote

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) put a new $10,000 banknote into circulation on May 7, 2024. Argentina’s ongoing high inflation necessitated...

The Menace of Deepfakes: Part 2

In a previous article, Cyber expert Ravi Das defined Deepfakes, the algorithms behind them, and the damage they can inflict on their victims. Here...