Zim resurrects its dollar note

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Singapore airport trials iris, facial recognition

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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...

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FIDO: A secure alternative for electronic IDs?

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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...