News about Identity and NFC.
May 21st, 2013
A survey published by digital security specialist Gemalto has shown a high demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai, with 85% of those polled saying they would 'like' or 'love' to use their mobile...
May 2nd, 2013
Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.
April 24th, 2013
"NFC was revolutionary 10 years ago but I think it just might have passed its sell-by date", the retail giant's Lyndon Lee told attendees at a mobile payments conference in London this week. "We are developing a digital wallet, focusing on marketing and loyalty aspects, but payment may not enter the wallet."
April 24th, 2013
Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging...
April 22nd, 2013
NFC Israel has teamed with printing and packaging provider Tadbik Group to launch FindMyPet, an NFC identification tag for pets. After tapping the FindMyPet tag for the first time pet owners can register their contact...
April 18th, 2013
A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is...
April 17th, 2013
PetHub has added NFC to its pet ID tags which are also equipped with a QR code, web address and 24-hour phone number. The tags store a link to information about the pet, such as...
March 6th, 2013
More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year's event. "We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics," the GSMA's head of NFC has told NFC World, "but overall it went smoothly."
February 26th, 2013
Gemalto is demonstrating a proof-of-concept NFC enterprise ID service at Mobile World Congress 2013. "Utilizing the company's proven UpTeq NFC SIM, Gemalto's experimentation enables secure and fast entry to buildings as well as [providing] strong...
February 24th, 2013
Customers of Canadian mobile operators Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus will be able to use NFC for secure authentication and identification after the EnStream mobile commerce joint venture signed a deal with credential issuer SecureKey....
February 20th, 2013
The display technology enables NFC phone users to interact with video promotions, to collect coupons, download content, navigate through advertising media and add products to a mobile shopping basket.
The Mobile Wallet Report: PayPal takes its digital wallet overseas, biometrics gain ground and marketers flock to Apple Passbook
December 18th, 2012
In the December edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the NFC World team examines the resurgence of interest in using fingerprint verification at the point of sale, the innovative new services being built on top of Apple's Passbook mobile wallet and the latest consumer adoption surveys. Our first "spot report" takes an in-depth look at PayPal's digital wallet and in-store payments strategy and asks whether the online payments giant can succeed in crossing the online-offline divide.
December 12th, 2012
"Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions," says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. "We believe that Tyfone's technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges."
November 28th, 2012
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference. China Mobile describes...
Mobile Wallet Outlook: Merchants and new financial services players flex their mobile payments muscles
November 14th, 2012
In the November edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to The Mobile Wallet Report, the NFC World team examines the role US merchants plan to play in mobile payments and how the move to mobile is creating new opportunities for alternative players to define the bank account of the future.
November 13th, 2012
Inside Secure's Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 payment applet has received MasterCard's Cast and Functional certification when credentials are stored on the chip specialist's SecuRead embedded NFC module or VaultSecure secure element. Functional certification confirms...
November 12th, 2012
A public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a division of France's postal service La Poste, is to equip caregivers with NFC phones for use when making home care visits. The Confiance e-health project aims...
November 7th, 2012
Contactless card specialist Legic is demonstrating at Cartes a new NFC trusted service management solution aimed at the employee ID market. "Major companies presently spend large sums on temporary company ID cards," says Legic's Oliver...
November 7th, 2012
Identive has announced a range of desktop readers that support credentials stored on contact and contactless smart cards as well as NFC phones. "Identive's new Cloud readers provide organizations with a simple, yet powerful way...
November 7th, 2012
Online identity protection specialist Yubico is demonstrating a production version of its YubiKey NFC USB authentication device at Cartes this week. First announced in February, the US$50 YubiKey Neo is designed to fit neatly onto...