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certgate joins FIDO Alliance; brings user-friendly security to mobile devices

German mobile security innovator certgate has announced that the company is joining the FIDO Alliance. The international FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online) launched in February 2013 to develop user-friendly alternatives to passwords by establishing industry standards for universal strong authentication. The FIDO Alliance, which is neither restricted to a specific industry nor a particular technology, […]

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EDITORIAL: In 2015, security will start with the handset.

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 51 2014: It’s that time again, when I find myself typing the last editorial post of the year. A candid review of the past twelve months springs to mind and this year has certainly had its real breakthroughs. Some of the true winners this year, in our […]

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G&D taps Hercules for mobile security

As our readers well know, mobile devices are increasingly being used for mobile payments, digital ticketing and for authentication in physical access control systems in secure areas. Such use involves the exchange of highly sensitive personal data, which makes security a top priority. The Munich-based technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has just unveiled their […]

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A warm touch from Barclaycard

Barclaycard are trying their best to make sure shoppers stay warm this winter. Starting with a pioneering contactless payment gloves meaning that shoppers can pay without getting their hands cold (!?). The glove will enable shoppers to ‘tap and pay’ and is being trialled over Christmas in several stores, Barclaycard said. The woollen gloves are […]

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Oxygen8; ‘2015 will be THE year for Mobile Payments’

According to a new piece of research commissioned by Oxygen8*, the UK is looking more and more favorably upon mobile payments. The research defines mobile payments as payments made via a mobile phone directly onto users mobile phone bill, or using available credit from a pay-as-you-go account, for physical or quasi-physical goods. Oxygen8’s research reveals […]

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Cryptomathic and OMA Emirates to improve Himalayan Bank’s card issuing

Himalayan Bank, one of the largest private sector banks of Nepal, has implemented Cryptomathic’s data preparation system, CardInk and OMA Emirates’ personalisation software, NanoPerso, into its production environment to facilitate the issuance of its entire debit and credit card portfolio. CardInk, the EMV data preparation system from e-security solutions provider Cryptomathic, has delivered the secure […]

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OSPT Alliance opens North America working group

The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT™) Alliance, an international association which provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, has announced the launch of a North American Sub-Working Group (Sub-WG), consisting of both members and associate members who have an interest in North American public transport and are experts in this field. […]

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What is TEE and has its time come?

Everyone knows that here at Contactless Intelligence, we love an infographic. So when GlobalPlatform, the organization that standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, told us that they had developed an infographic on the trusted execution environment (TEE), we jumped at the chance of putting it up on the site. The richness of […]

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Celebrating a Digital Christmas with MasterPass in Europe

Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, MasterCard has announced the launch of MasterPass™ in France and Russia, expanding the MasterPass footprint to seven countries in Europe and 16 countries worldwide. MasterPass, MasterCard reminds us, is the only global digital platform to eliminate the need to enter detailed payment and shipping information with every […]

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SIMalliance publishes OMAPI spec v3.0; support for ‘every type of of mobile OS globally’

SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, has published a new version – v3.0 – of its OMAPI Specification, incorporating updates which allow it to be universally implemented on every type of smartphone OS globally.  The OMAPI Specification, which is referenced by the GSMA and […]

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