Zim resurrects its dollar note

In an attempt to counter the shortage of cash in its system, Zimbabwe is issuing new banknotes next month. There has been a drastic shortage...

Optical machine authentication of security documents

In the first part of this publication, we discussed the latest two major international standardisation activities on the topic of optical machine authentication of...

From policing to passport control

Identity verification at passport control, in policing, and in retail stores is most often achieved by matching an individual’s face to a photographic identity...

Surplus to requirements

The first electronic passports were issued more than eight years ago. Many thought that the introduction of e-Passports would signal the demise of traditional...
Changi Airport

Singapore airport trials iris, facial recognition

Some returning Singaporeans at Changi Airport Terminal 4 no longer need to produce their passports to clear immigration. This forms part of a six-month trial...


Checking the world’s ID documents and banknotes

FIDO: A secure alternative for electronic IDs?

Dr Bernd Zwattendorfer & Navneeta Deo Infineon Technologies Electronic IDs (eIDs) are typically the means of choice for securing online identification and authentication processes in data-sensitive...