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PIN – There’s a reason PIN is still here…

Last week Apple launched its most expensive iPhone ever, the iPhone X. However, things didn’t go smoothly for the tech giant during its first ever public demonstration. When Apple Executive Craig Federighi attempted to unlock the device using the company’s new Face ID feature, which scans a user’s face to ensure only they can unlock their phones, the attempt failed, promoting Federighi to input a traditional PIN code (and forcing him to switch to a backup phone). Read more

Cards and Payments expert, Robert Courtneidge, joins MYPINPAD

LONDON, UK. June 8, 2016 MYPINPAD, a UK based technology company, which enables multi-channel and multi-factor authentication on unsecure devices such as mobile phones and tablets via the Cardholder PIN, today announced it has appointed Robert Courtneidge to its Board of Directors.

Robert brings over 25 years of experience in the cards and payments industries to MYPINPAD and has worked closely with the Payments Services Regulator, HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Association and other compliance and industry bodies.

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Biometrics and PIN: the future of authentication

Consumers are becoming more concerned about their privacy and security, and this has been exasperated by recent high profile data breaches, such as at TalkTalk[1] and, more recently, with Myspace.[2] This has led many to question whether traditional authentication methods, such as usernames and passwords, are still secure. In a recent survey, 80% of consumers preferred biometrics over usernames and passwords.[3]

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