My Bank is using Biometrics :-0

 

I recently visited my Bank to get a replacement credit card as mine was compromised. As expected, I was required to present my fingerprints as part of the Bank’s identity verification process. For some reason, the online verification system could not find a fingerprint match and the Bank had to revert to traditional methods to confirm my identity.

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Do villains care about biometrics?

Inadequate biometrics systems could be creating a false sense of security in banks, security estates and office blocks, and in effect rolling out a red carpet to criminals.

By Marius Coetzee, Managing Director of leading identity fraud solutions provider Ideco

Biometrics-based security devices, in particular fingerprint readers, are now widely in use across South Africa. But in many cases, they could be creating a false sense of security among enterprises, and worse – serving to enable criminal activities.

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POPIA and electronic visitor identity management in SA

Identity management expert Ideco has announced a significant upgrade to its cloud and mobile-enabled Electronic Visitor Identity Management (EVIM) solution, which makes next-generation visitor management and compliance available to even the smallest sites.

Ideco, long the pioneer for advanced access and identity management solutions in South Africa, has yet again raised the bar for secure, efficient and cost-effective visitor identity management. Building on the successful 10-year track record of the original EVIM system, which has processed over 12 million visitors to date, Ideco is launching its new, enhanced EVIM system with additional features and advanced new functionality.

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