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It’s time for mobile UX to catch up with biometric security

Humans are creatures of habit. Take my bedtime routine, for example. I wash my face, brush my teeth, floss and brush again. Brushing my teeth was a natural action for me, but the flossing had to become a habit. Sure, my dentist reminded me at every visit that if I wanted healthy teeth and gums I had to floss. Regardless, it wasn't going to stick until I made it a habit. I did this by keeping the floss right next to my tooth rush as a visual cue to trigger me to reach for it.
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Data Breaches: The Definition of Insanity

Sadly, it’s not hyperbole to say that literally every week we hear of a new data breach. In September, we learned that Equifax, one of the United States’ three major credit reporting agencies, fell prey to a breach that impacted 143 million American consumers, exposing Social Security numbers, home addresses and other sensitive personal information. We also recently learned more information about Yahoo!’s historic data breach that occurred in August 2013. While we originally thought “only” one billion accounts had been compromised, we’ve come to find out that every customer account that existed at the time (three billion in total) was affected. And these are only the big ones.
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Apple’s Face ID will show how far the tech industry has come in fighting racial bias

Like many of their design choices, Apple’s recent decision to swap out their much-used Touch ID feature in the new iPhone X in favor of facial recognition software — what they’re calling Face ID — has caused a lot of chatter and debate. There are many questions around what a future that relies on “selfie security” will look like — but one issue that is certain to get a lot more play is that of racial bias in the Face ID software.
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A Variety of Representation – HUB Week Demo Day 2017 Recap and 10 Standout Startups

Veridium was featured as a Top 10 Standout Startup at HUB Week Demo Day! Saturday morning was a little cloudy with some light rain coming down, but that didn’t stop the energy and buzz around Boston City Hall Plaza. City Hall Plaza was home to HUB Week Demo Day, where over 100 startups and tech-related organizations across various industries showcased their products/services/etc. The three floors of the building were bustling with members of the tech community seeing what these startups were all about.
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Latin America Makes Excellent Target for Cybercriminals

Cybercrime targets are diversifying. Once it was internet users in Europe and North America that appeared to bear the brunt of a lot of cybercrime. They were, after all, the more advanced users with the latest services like online banking, e-commerce, and social media, all creating a treasure trove waiting to be exploited. But things in Latin America have changed drastically in this time.
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Using Your Fingerprint To Protect Against Healthcare Fraud

Our health information is some of the most sensitive and personal data we have, which also makes it a prime target for hackers. The National Healthcare Care Anti-Fraud Association estimates that health care fraud costs the nation about $68 billion annual – about three percent of the nation’s $2.26 trillion in healthcare spending. This number is only expected to grow as hackers grow even more sophisticated. Clearly, traditional methods of securing data – through passwords, PINs, and tokens – aren’t working. So, what are organizations to do?
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Biometrics and blockchains: Why identity matters [part 2]

One of the most common new applications for blockchains is digital identity. Today, your passport, driver’s license, birth certificate and other forms of identity are recorded primarily on paper, kept on your person or in filing cabinets in your home or office. Although many of these documents have been scanned as digital images, the metadata associated with these documents is sparse. Over a dozen projects now underway hope to solve this problem by issuing identity credentials via blockchains such that they are highly available, decentralized and tamper-evident.
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Veridium, Buzzlogix, Qvidian: What’s in a Name?

We wanted a name that reflected the essence of what we do. Veridium fits that bill: we verify your identity using biometric data. But why "ium" as the ending? Typically, elements have that ending, e.g., helium, lithium, magnesium. Because an element typically cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means, it remains constant despite what changes around it.
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How biometrics is making banking safer and more convenient

Are you ready to give up password? Discover the facts and figures about biometric security in the infographic below. As biometric security becomes more ubiquitous, here's a snapshot of where this trend is headed.
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Apple Face ID to impact global mobile biometrics market

Goode Intelligence published a new analyst report that explores the impact of Apple Face ID on the market, as well as forecasts that revenues for mobile & wearable biometric authentication will surpass $14.75 billion by 2022.
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