This was certainly a big week for the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, as the organization announced there are 62 FIDO Certified products following the second round of FIDO Alliance testing of products for compliance to the FIDO 1.0 specifications.
In a separate announcement, South Korean payment service firm SK Planet announced that its biometric authentication solution passed the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance’s interoperability test ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
South Korea has ordered the evacuation of residents from an area of its western border after an exchange of fire with North Korea, reports say.
North Korea fired a shell at a South Korean military unit on Thursday, prompting the south to retaliate with several artillery rounds, the South’s defence ministry said. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
South Korea fired artillery rounds towards the source of an incoming North Korean projectile in a western area of the inter-Korea border on Thursday, Seoul’s defense ministry said.
The South Korean military fired “tens” of 155mm artillery rounds after it said North Korea fired a projectile at a South Korean propaganda loudspeaker.
“Our military has stepped up monitoring and is closely watching North Korean military movements,” South Korea’s defense ministry said in a statement. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On Monday, head of the lobby for supporting the children’s protection and family development S.Odontuya MP and head of the Standing committee on social policy, education, culture and sciences D.Battsogt MP received the visiting delegates from the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and the permanent representative of the UNICEF to Mongolia Mr Roberto Benes.
The sides discussed about the protection of children’s rights and agreed to expand cooperation in safeguarding children’s health, access to education and child protection. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
Washington (AFP) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit the White House on October 16, US officials said, completing a trip postponed in June due to an outbreak of the MERS virus.
“President Obama and President Park will exchange views on a broad range of security, economic, and global issues,” the White House said in a statement. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
South Korea’s military threatened retaliation against North Korea on Monday after it accused the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, calling it a cowardly act of provocation.
There was evidence to conclude that soldiers from the North crossed the Military Demarcation Line recently to plant the mines, and Pyongyang would be made to “pay a severe price”, the South’s military said at a news briefing. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
Next month, South Korean credit card firm BC Card will become the first local financial institution to provide a biometric recognition and settlement service with the use of a new fingerprint scanning system, according to a report by The Korea Bizwire.
The country’s financial sector, including banks and credit card firms, are slowly adopting biometric identification technologies to keep pace with the rapidly evolving security and customer authentication needs.
The Financial Services Commission, South Korea’s top financial regulator, eliminated legal and administrative barriers in May to allow financial companies to deploy biometrics and other authentication methods beginning in September. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞