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A new lease of life for QR codes: Payments and beyond
14-02-2019|Clara Chennells

A new lease of life for QR codes: Payments and beyond

If you thought that QR codes were only used for payments, take out your phone and scan again.
SS7 attack gives pause for thought
07-02-2019|Stephen Drake

SS7 attack gives pause for thought

In July of 2017, we wrote this blog post about why continuing to have mobile carriers in the digital security chain means that the attack that left several customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany with empty bank accounts is likely to occur elsewhere. We are re-posting it because unfortunately, it seems that we were right, with Metro Bank recently being the target of an SS7 attack. Experts believe that this isn’t an isolated case, so we may be hearing much more about these attacks soon.
PSD2 hastens the demise of SMS OTP
31-01-2019|Lelanie de Roubaix

PSD2 hastens the demise of SMS OTP

A month into 2019, the financial services and payments industries are buzzing as the deadline for complying with Europe’s revised payments services directive (PSD2) approaches. A particular cause of concern is the implementation of the regulatory technical standard for strong customer authentication (SCA), which has been a hot topic in boardrooms and at industry events for what seems like years now.
Crime-busting superheroes: tokenization and encryption
24-01-2019|Alpa Somaiya

Crime-busting superheroes: tokenization and encryption

There’s no denying that the evolution of computing power and technology, and the increasing digitization of almost everything, have made our lives much easier. On the flip side, however, these advances have increased the risk of private data interception and fraud. Hackers gaining access to confidential customer information is one of the most serious risks financial institutions (FIs) and other enterprises face. Enter encryption and tokenization: the batman and superman equivalent of cybercrime-fighting superheroes (or Castor and Pollux for you Classics majors out there
Blockchain big bang or API ascension: What will 2019 bring?
17-01-2019|Gerhard Oosthuizen

Blockchain big bang or API ascension: What will 2019 bring?

Gerhard Oosthuizen, Entersekt’s CTO, uses his crystal ball, together with years of industry knowledge, to bring you a glimpse into the future of banking and payments.

At the beginning of a new year, alive with possibilities, we want to be ahead of the game. Some of us prefer a bit more certainty with our possibilities and look to industry experts and thought leaders to give us a preview into the year ahead. But we soon realize that there are countless banking industry initiatives poised to come to fruition in 2019, to the extent that it’s difficult to know which questions we will see answered as the year unfolds.
The future of payments: A pool pump with a credit card?
10-01-2019|Alpa Somaiya

The future of payments: A pool pump with a credit card?

Press a button and your laundry detergent is ordered, delivered, and paid for. Your car knows when it needs repairs, books itself in, drives itself to the garage, and then pays for the service. Your fridge keeps track of what needs replacing, orders and pays for the goods. This sounded like a science fiction movie a decade ago, but thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), it is all possible.
The mobile remote enrollment challenge
20-12-2018|Dewald Nolte

The mobile remote enrollment challenge

This article by Dewald Nolte, Entersekt’s chief commercial officer was originally published in Bank News on 15 August 2018. In it, he writes that there may still be services that the average consumer prefers to access in-branch, but applying for a new digital product isn’t one of them. Fortunately, there are options available for remotely onboarding your existing customers quickly and securely.
Behavioral biometrics: The new kid on the block?
13-12-2018|Melanie Maier

Behavioral biometrics: The new kid on the block?

In this blog, Melanie Maier, pre-sales solutions lead for the DACH region at Entersekt, discusses how behavioral biometrics benefits the end-user’s experience, and how it links to strong customer authentication.
Mercator white paper, sponsored by Entersekt: A new security paradigm for the new digital world
29-11-2018|Mark van Dalsen

Mercator white paper, sponsored by Entersekt: A new security paradigm for the new digital world

The world in which your entire commercial existence is bound to your mobile device is fast approaching, and at its center stands the bank, which safeguards your most valuable assets – funds, payment media, and a trove of data. That’s Entersekt’s vision.
The rise of biometrics in banking: The death of the password?
22-11-2018|Entersekt Editor

The rise of biometrics in banking: The death of the password?

Ever forgotten your PIN number? What about forgetting which password goes with which account? Generally, the problem isn’t the password itself, but the number of username and password combinations we need to remember. It has been estimated that within the next few years, we will have, on average, over 200 accounts for which we need to remember passwords!

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