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As biometric measurement is becoming more acceptable to the public, circumvention is becoming more attractive to those who wish to undermine the integrity and reliability of said systems. Any biometric modality and/or system is vulnerable, and it is doubtful there will ever be a system totally immune to spoofing when given enough time. Spoofing is a sensor-level attack (often referred to as a “presentation” attack) in which...

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Seamless is the key meeting place for the colliding world of payments, banking and Fintech. This conference will bring together the entire financial eco-system to discuss, debate and evaluate alternative payment and banking strategies and technologies. 2018 was bigger than ever before: 160 speakers, 1000 attendees, and 80 exhibitors.   Not only did Chace Hatcher, CEO of Diamond Fortress Technologies and DFT Empower participate in a panel...

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Three Solid Weeks of Promotion and Travel (Part 1 of 2)   These are just some of the things we've been doing recently at Diamond Fortress Technologies / DFT Empower:   The Financial Risks and Regulatory Challenges of Domestic and Global Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Fraud Conference   This was great. And we didn't have to fly anywhere. Got to meet a lot of people, mainly from the US and...

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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency inside the U.S. Department of Commerce whose function is to provide standards for everything from weights & measures to software encryption algorithms. Standards and certifications currently exist for touch-based fingerprint sensors but not yet for contactless acquisition methods.  Via our CRADA  relationship (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement), Diamond Fortress is currently working with NIST...

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The unbelievable explosion of technology and innovation online has led to an ever-increasing expansion and interconnection of the world’s finances. However many people live in third-world economies without access to our new digital economy.  If these people don’t have access, then they can neither benefit from nor contribute to the technological advances most people in first-world countries enjoy.   Financial Inclusion is the delivery of financial services...

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I am a slave to my passwords. I have them all printed out every month or two and get them made into a booklet. I also keep the digital file of the booklet file. This is terrible. If anyone should know better, it should be me. Currently, I have 287 entries in my booklet.   Now, it is terrible I keep my passwords in a (very secure) booklet. It's...

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Diamond Fortress Technologies has known for years that its ONYX solution is by far the most widely-deployable and interoperable fingerprint technology currently available.  With testing assistance from DFT's commercial partners and various government entities, this fact has now been proven beyond doubt.   ONYX-generated fingerprints have been successfully matched against legacy fingerprints - generated by touch-based sensors and ink cards - on the existing national fingerprint databases of...

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Benefits of Mobile Touchless Fingerprinting   Deploying fingerprint systems for border control and law enforcement using a solution like ONYX has obvious advantages, chiefly cost and deployability. ONYX makes it possible to use the smartphone an agent or officer already has to perform fingerprint collection, versus purchasing a standalone device which must pair via Bluetooth to the officer's phone to achieve network connectivity. These standalone devices typically...

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What's the big deal?   There is a position held by some in the digital security community that performing biometric matching on a server is unsafe. The notion is that to do so requires the creation and storage of a database in a centralized location of many different individuals' biometric information. Further, that this centralized database of identity information creates an irresistible target for would be fraudsters, and upon...

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