Thursday, 02 June 2011

Fujitsu Developed World's First Palm Vein and Fingerprint Integrated Authentication Technology

Yesterday, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced developing the world's first biometric authentication technology that combines data on palm vein patterns with fingerprint data from three fingers.

By employing both palm vein pattern and fingerprint data, the latest biometric technology enables rapid identification of a given individual data from a million people, processing the match as early as within 2 seconds through parallel processing on multiple servers.

World's first personal authentication technology makes it possible to construct biometric authentication systems that do not require ID cards and can be tailor-made to fit different sized groups, from small-scale room access control to large-scale social platform systems.

Chinese Hackers Target Google

According to Google reports, Chinese hackers have compromised the Gmail accounts of thousands of top US officials, military and journalists.

The US search giant said a campaign to obtain passwords from Gmail originated in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in Eastern China. Google made it clear that its security was not breached, although individuals' passwords were obtained by fraud means. Chinese political activists and officials in other Asian countries were also targeted, Google said.

Google said yesterday: "We have notified victims and secured their accounts. In addition, we have notified relevant government authorities". In Washington, the White House said "it was investigating the reports but did not believe official US government e-mail accounts had been breached".

Dutch Rail to Issue Smart Card Ticketing From 2012

Starting from end 2012, Dutch rail travellers will have to pay their rides using public transport smart card, called ov-chipkaart. Most of the ticket offices will be closed. However, staff will be re-deployed to answer passenger questions and no ticket office worker will be sacked, a spokesman told.

The smart card system has already replaced paper tickets in buses, trams and the metro in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

Gemalto to Provide Silicon Valley Bank with U.S. Issued EMV Chip Cards

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced it has been selected by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to deliver U.S issued globally compliant EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa standard) chip payment cards for their entire cardholder base. SVB will offer EMV chip payment cards to its clients many of whom travel frequently. Gemalto also provides consulting on EMV migration, personalisation, and delivery of the cards to the end-user.

In addition to supplying of EMV chip cards, Gemalto will provide SVB complete issuance services including full card design and production, secure data management and personalisation of the upgraded cards, as well as ensuring global acceptance and forward compatibility for both online and offline EMV payment transactions.

bTrade Announces Expanded Security for TDAccess

bTrade LLC, a leading developer of enterprise data encryption solutions, has announced its expansion plan for its latest enterprise data encryption solution - TDAccess. The new release helps both enterprise and SMB (small and medium-sized business) customers gain control and oversight of the movement of critical corporate data to facilitate data growth, reduce security risk and improve IT and business competence.

TDAccess has FIPS 140-2 certification for multiple platforms and an added FIPS 140-2 crypto module to the solution. SSL/TLS support has been re-written to support more advanced algorithms, and the S/IMIME module has also been re-written to add support for AES (128, 192, 256 key strengths) algorithms.

The new version of TDAccess 3.2 is available immediately in market.

Orange Romania Gets New CEO

Jean-Francois Fallacher was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Orange Romania effective from July 1, 2011. The former CEO of Orange Romania, Mr. Thierry Millet will return to France to continue working within the France Telecom group.

The new CEO Jean-Francois Fallacher has started his career in France, later moved to The Netherlands where he launched 2 companies, one company deals with internet services and another was a competitor of KPN, leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in The Netherlands.

Before joining Orange, Fallacher was the CEO of Sofrecom, an international consultancy company, part of the France Telecom-Orange group.

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