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Charting the course to a passwordless future with FIDO

Charting the course to a passwordless future with FIDO


An examination of the first European FIDO2 solution for payments, which was put to practical use at PLUSCARD by Entersekt and Netcetera.

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Snippet: We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

Snippet: These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

Snippet: The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

Snippet: With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

Snippet: Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

Snippet: If you thought that QR codes were only used for payments, take out your phone and scan again.

If you thought that QR codes were only used for payments, take out your phone and scan again.

Snippet: In July 2017, we published this post about why continuing to have mobile carriers in the digital security chain meant the attack that left several customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany with empty bank accounts was likely to occur again. It seems that we were right, with Metro Bank recently being the target of a SS7 attack.

In July 2017, we published this post about why continuing to have mobile carriers in the digital security chain meant the attack that left several customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany with empty bank accounts was likely to occur again. It seems that we were right, with Metro Bank recently being the target of a SS7 attack.

Snippet: SMS OTP's technology’s extreme vulnerability is increasingly hard to ignore, and questions over its usability have become more pressing as PSD2 nears. Research indicates that consumers' resistance to its poor user experience is stronger than ever.

SMS OTP's technology’s extreme vulnerability is increasingly hard to ignore, and questions over its usability have become more pressing as PSD2 nears. Research indicates that consumers' resistance to its poor user experience is stronger than ever.

Snippet: 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 we have, on average, over 200 accounts for which we need to remember passwords, so it’s not surprising that 37% of people forget a password at least once a week!

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 we have, on average, over 200 accounts for which we need to remember passwords, so it’s not surprising that 37% of people forget a password at least once a week!

Snippet: 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.

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.

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