“Ghost Schools” Threaten Next Generation

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‘Ghost schools’ are one symptom of a troubled education system in the developing world. It results in leakage of government funding and exacerbates the high levels of frustration experienced by the overlooked, neglected and disenfranchised youths. The Supreme Court defined a ‘ghost school’ as an infrastructure built for education but in reality that function has…

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Lessons for Businesses from the Security Vulnerabilities of Yahoo

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At the beginning of August 2016, Yahoo has confirmed that a data breach from 2014 hit 500 million users, allowing hackers access to sensitive information, including poorly encrypted passwords. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The…

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Biometric vehicle access to grow 20% during 2016-2020

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According to an article in Markets and Markets, the vehicle security system market is dominated by remote keyless entry systems in terms of value. In details, over 70% of vehicles manufactured today are equipped with a remote keyless entry system, either as a standard or an optional feature. And although this is wonderful, the fact…

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Consumer Electronics Will Dominate the Biometric Market in Asia Pacific (2015-2025)

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According to a new report of Strategic Defense Intelligence (2015), Asia Pacific is predicted to become the fastest growing biometrics market globally. In 2015, this market has value at $1.1 billion and is expected to increase three fold by 2025 ($3.3 billion). Moreover, SDI’s research on the Asia Pacific biometric market also puts this growth…

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Why Biometrics Plays an Important Role in Animal Identification?

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Cattle identification has recently played an influential role towards understanding disease trajectory, vaccination, production management, and animal ownership assignment. Cattle identification and tracking is defined as the process of accurately recognizing individual cattle and their products via a unique identifier or marker. In the past, some traditional methods such as ear tags, branding, tattooing, and…

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Biometrics to Ease Security Intense in EU

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Biometrics can be broadly defined as the use of personal traits to identify, or verify the claimed identity of individual. Fingerprint, iris, face, and voice are all examples of characteristics that have been used to identify us in this way. A biometric-based border control system includes (1) biometric passport & travel documents which contain traveler’s…

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Biometric SIM Card – An Emerging Trend of Biometrics

Biometric SIM card - an emerging trend of biometrics

The more mobile marketplace continues to grow, the more it becomes the target attack for illegal identity thieves. According to a survey of telecommunications fraud and security experts, global fraud loss in the industry for 2013 is $46.3 billion, a 15% rise from 2011. The primary reason for the increase was fraudulent activity targeting the…

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Biometric Card – The Future of Personal Identity

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Biometric identification card is an innovative form of e-ID card which is no stranger to people all around the world nowadays. According to Acuity, there are twice as many National e-ID issuing countries as those issuing traditional National IDs in 2013. While e-ID card only contains identity information printed on the surface such as personal…

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Highlights of Biometric Market 2015

There are many biometric scanner deployments in 2015 that have greatly affected the adoption of biometrics

In 2015, we have witnessed breakthroughs and initials in the field of biometric technology. As a new year has started, let’s take a look back of notable developments and events in last year to see an overall picture on how they have affected the adoption of biometrics in major vertical sectors and how they have…

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Liveness Detection – The Increasing Requirement for Biometric Solution

Liveness detection is one of the countermeasures needed to be taken to thwart spoof attacks and enhance biometric security

Biometric authentication system provides additional security over traditional methods such as passwords, credentials, but it can also have vulnerabilities. One of the most common forms of attack on biometric system is called “spoofing”, in which one person or program successfully impersonate as another by falsifying data and thereby gaining unauthorized right. Artificial fingers, high resolution…

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