Authentication

Payfone rebrands, buys authentication tech from Early Warning

07/29/20

The company has renamed itself Prove and says that the acquisition will allow it to
help banks fine-tune their security procedures when serving customers.

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Biometric spoofing is harder than people think

05/26/20

New authentication methods make it harder to fake biometrics, Eric Setterberg of Fingerprints argues.

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AI startup Deep Labs lands $16M in funding commitments

05/14/20

The company, which develops "persona-based intelligence," software counts Visa and American Express among its clients.

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Will banks get caught up in facial recognition backlash?

02/18/20

Consumer advocates and policymakers are railing against use of the technology by government, universities and others. Banks using it for authentication need to tread cautiously, experts say.

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'Everything is breakable': Why BBVA wants to ditch passwords

01/14/20

The bank is investing in a new authentication platform because password-based security systems have too many weaknesses, says Juan Francisco Losa, BBVA’s global head of security architecture.

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The gaping security holes plaguing real-time payments

12/01/19

Stephen Ranzini, CEO of University Bank, says The Clearing House's RTP and Early Warning's Zelle handle enrollment, encryption and authentication insecurely.

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Should San Francisco's ban on face-recognition tech worry banks?

05/16/19

Police and city agencies can no longer use facial-recognition technology, which civil liberties groups say infringes on human rights. The measure may be an ominous sign for biometric login authentication.

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'Friendly fraud' is on the rise. Are banks complicit?

03/19/19

Reports of improper charges by perpetrators who know the victim soared last year. Issuers and card networks are failing to tighten security, clearly label transactions and police chargebacks, critics say.

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The smart fridge and other tech in Wells Fargo’s innovation lab

03/12/19

Shari Van Cleave, head of digital labs at the bank, discusses customer-facing technology it's testing, including wearables and the so-called internet of things.

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Wells Fargo, PayPal back effort to fund female fintech entrepreneurs

03/08/19

Female startup founders consistently receive far less venture capital money than male founders, but a program by Quesnay is looking to change that.

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