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Making Secure Electronic Documents Cyber Resilient: Part 2

The first article in this new series explained how Cybersecurity works in an e-Passport scheme. Now the authors do a deep dive into the verification mechanisms...

Virginia is Issuing Redesigned Driver’s License and ID Card

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Effective April 24, 2023, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards in a new design. The cards were...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 11

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In the previous article, expert Ravi Das introduced the physiology of the retina and provided background on the development of retinal scanners. Here, he...

Making Secure Electronic Documents Cyber Resilient: Part 1

Imagine being denied entry to a foreign country because the electronic chip in your travel document is considered vulnerable and you would have to...

Idaho Driver’s License, ID Cards Have a New Design

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The Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles started issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards in a new design on April 12, 2023. “The new license showcases...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 10

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In the previous article, Ravi Das explained how to evaluate a facial recognition system as well as the advantages and disadvantages of that technology. Next in...

UAE Issues New 1,000-Dirham Polymer Banknote

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) put a new 1,000-Dirham banknote into circulation on April 10, 2023. The new note integrates...

Switzerland Introduces a New Generation Driving License

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As of April 15, 2023, anyone who orders a driving license in Switzerland will receive a new generation, high-security license in credit card format...

Uganda Upgrades Its ePassports to Polycarbonate Substrate

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Uganda has upgraded its ePassports by switching from a paper-based document to a polycarbonate substrate, according to an announcement by the country’s Ministry of...

Finland Launches an Updated ePassport and eID card

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Effective March 13, 2023, ePassports and national identity cards issued by Finnish authorities have a new look—inside and out—and advanced security features. At first glance,...

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...

China’s 2024 Lunar New Year Commemorative Banknote

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In preparation for the 2024 Lunar New Year on February 10th, The People’s Bank of China began issuing new 20 Yuan commemorative banknotes last...

The Rarest Passports of the Modern Era

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As headline news highlights the world’s most powerful passports, two passports quietly exist as the world’s rarest passports: the diplomatic and service passports of...