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Telecom body calls for SSI adoption to cut SIM swap attacks

Self-sovereign identity (SSI) has long been an aspiration for many people working on digital identity and access to online services….


FBI warns of SIM swap surge, Veridas outlines biometrics fix

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently issued an official alert (Number I-020822-PSA) warning against the dangers of…


Growing SIM swap fraud threat necessitates strong identity verification

By Stuart Neal, General Manager for Identity at Boku Inc. Mobile banking has become a smartphone practice as common as…


CallSign partners with CK Hutchison to protect UK telecom customer from SIM swap fraud

CallSign has formed a partnership with CKH Innovations Opportunities Development (IOD) to enhance fraud detection and prevention by British telecoms….


BehavioSec says behavioral biometrics last line of defence against SIM swap attacks

Behavioral biometrics are “the last line of defense” against SIM swap attacks, in which all text messages, voice calls, and…


Italy okays digital ID for SIM activation, Namibia and Mauritania race to meet deadlines

The telecommunications regulatory body in Italy (AGCOM) says it is now possible for network providers to activate SIM cards using…


Amid criticism, Namibian official explains why biometrics is required for SIM registration

Namibia’s biggest telecommunications service provider MTC has faced criticism lately for asking citizens to provide their face and fingerprints biometrics…


Face biometrics mandated for SIM card activation in Argentina

Argentina’s telecom industry regulator, the National Communications Entity (Enacom), has called on mobile service suppliers to require biometric identification when…


Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…


First look: baby biometrics to tackle swaps, kidnaps and missing children

Brazilian firm Natosafe is attempting to tackle baby swapping in maternity units with a mix of biometrics and AI to…

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