Subscribers will need to write to the regulator if they want more than one phone line from the same operator.
6,000 Vodafone SIMs were activated by creating bogus fingerprints using data downloaded from India’s national biometric database.
A new report says mobile biometrics will be worth USD50bn within 5 years, but we need societies to also consider the costs.
The South African telco will authenticate postpaid subscribers by deploying fingerprint technology in all of their stores.
Embedded SIMs will counter some traditional fraud threats whilst creating new kinds of opportunities for ingenious hackers.
Shankar Palaniandy of FRS Labs talks about the Indian national ID database and its impact on customer verification and services.
Biometric technology has improved rapidly in recent years. We should be keen to adopt biometrics that will prevent fraud, whilst remaining mindful of the many risks.
The ability to create a substitute finger shows why even biometric controls need to be supplemented by other lines of defense.