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Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the “unprecedented powers” had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia’s shores in what is seen as the latest salvo between global governments and tech firms over national security and privacy. Under the legislation, Canberra can …Read More

cryptovision to Exhibit at Border Management and Identity Conference in Bangkok

The Border Management and Identity Conference (BMIC) at Bangkok, Thailand, is a must-attend for all involved in border affaires. This year’s edition of this biennial event will take place from December 11-13, 2018. Like in the years before, the BMIC will present next generation border management solutions in a large exhibition and an accompanying conference. cryptovision will be featured in the BMIC with a booth (number B7), showcasing its cutting …Read More

IT-systems of European companies invite hackers

The history of spectacular hacker attacks has a notable new chapter: The hotel chain Marriott recently had to admit that hackers successfully attacked the guest database of their subsidiary Starwood. The perpetrators stole personal data such as birth dates, addresses, passport numbers and even credit card information from 327 million guests. The attackers had been active since 2014 and were only discovered at the beginning of November 2018. The Marriott …Read More

cryptovision partners with Credence ID

cryptovision has concluded a partnership agreement with Credence ID, a leading manufacturer of mobile ID verification devices based in Emeryville, California. This partnership enables Credence ID to include cryptovision’s eID middleware, the SCalibur SDK, on Android based mobile devices. The first joint project is being delivered to an EU state’s Immigration and Border Control agency for mobile identity document validation in cooperation with a European systems integrator delivering the hardware …Read More

Meet cryptovision at the TRUSTECH 2018 in Cannes

With 11,000 visitors from 143 countries, 300 exhibitors, and 250 speakers, the TRUSTECH in Cannes, France, is a must-attend for the smart card industry. Like in the years before, cryptovision will swarm at the 2018 edition (27 to 29 November) of this important event – including a presentation given by cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh. In the “Crypto Trust & Crypto Currencies” session on November 28th, Klaus will speak about “How to …Read More

FIFA, hacked again, is leaking like a sieve

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), world soccer’s governing body, acknowledged last week that it’s been hacked – again. The first cyberattack, in 2017 – which led to the publishing of footballers’ failed drug tests – was attributed to the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear, also known as APT28. FIFA President Gianni Infantino admitted to the new hack while talking to the press after a FIFA Council meeting last week in …Read More

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be sceptical about that figure. Facebook said its security had not been compromised. And the data had probably been obtained through malicious browser extensions. Read …Read More

IoT opening doors to new security challenges

Growth in the IoT market is paving the way for new types of security risk, with no single approach likely to be able to address all of the issues, executives here said. While IoT is seen by operators and manufacturers as a way of creating new growth, connecting homes and transforming industries, this will bring with it the need for different approaches to security. And the proliferation of low-cost IoT …Read More

VW eyes revamped and transformed sales model by 2020

The Volkswagen brand says it is to fundamentally restructure its sales model with a new programme to be launched in Europe in April 2020. The new programme will involve a ‘transformation in sales driven by progressive digitalisation and connectivity of Volkswagen fleet’. It also said that online business is to be expanded, with direct sales to and direct online sales to customers will grow ‘massively’. Customers are also to be …Read More

Visit cryptovision at the ICAO TRIP in Montreal

cryptovision will again be present this year, when the leading experts on electronic travel documents will exchange information at the world aviation organization ICAO from October 23-25. As ICAO plays an important role in the standardisation of electronic passports and ID cards, it is predestined to host this event, known as Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP). The venerable meeting hall of the ICAO building in Montreal, Canada, where every country in …Read More