Inside Secure completes the acquisition of MePIN / Meontrust Inc

Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Meontrust. Meontrust has developed MePIN, a flexible authentication, identification and authorization technology, ideally suited for the financial, insurance, retail and telecom markets. MePIN dynamically authenticates a user with a tap, PIN, fingerprint or face… Read more »

Bank customers lose money via SS7 protocol exploitation. What to do?

Two weeks ago O2 Telefonica in Germany confirmed that some of its customers have had their bank accounts emptied in a two-stage attack that exploits SS7 protocol. Unknown attackers exploited weaknesses in SS7 protocol and redirected text messages to numbers controlled by them. Those messages included one-time passcodes sent by the bank to their customer…. Read more »

Breakfast seminar: The future of authentication

Helsinki, 19 April. A number of professionals from financial, governmental and security sector gathered around to hear the latest updates to the development of regulations and technology of identity and authentication. MePIN organized the breakfast seminar with the help of DLA Piper, Qvik and Ubisecure. Markku Mehtälä, Founder and CEO of MePIN / Meontrust, started the… Read more »

Here’s why you should not use SMS-based two-factor authentication

Instagram recently pushed out their two-factor authentication update. Even though this is a step toward the right direction, it was a slight disappointment to realize that their strong authentication method is based on SMS. America’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) advised the abandonment of SMS-based two-factor authentication already in July 2016. According to… Read more »

See how MWC17 week went for MePIN

Mobile World Congress, 27 February – 2 March 2017, Barcelona. More than 108 000 attendees and more than 2 300 companies visited the Mobile World Congress this year. We showcased our updated Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator as well as our previously published biometric extensions for CNP payment fraud protection. Furthermore, our joint project, Mobile… Read more »

MePIN showcasing an updated Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator in MWC17

– Multi-operator support, automatic user onboarding, dynamic branding and authentication policies, extensive biometrics support, compliancy with the GSMA Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator specification – demonstrated at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stand in Hall 3, Finland Pavilion in Hall 5 and in the GSMA Innovation City in Hall 4 – Helsinki, Finland and Barcelona,… Read more »

MePIN introduces new biometric extensions for Card Not Present payment fraud protection

San Francisco, RSA Conference and Helsinki, Feb 13th 2017. MePIN / Meontrust Inc, the forerunner in Strong Customer Authentication user experience, introduced additional biometric authentication options to it’s MePIN Universal Authentication platform. The new authentication policies, Human Recognition and User Recognition, are especially designed for online payment fraud protection and can be used together with… Read more »

Mobile Connect Canada is a Global Mobile Award 2017 Finalist

Toronto, London & Helsinki, February 1st 2017 – The Canadian Mobile Connect pilot led by EnStream LP – a joint venture of Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications and TELUS Communications, has been named as a finalist in the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) 2017 in the category of “Authentication and Identity”. The Glomo Awards recognise… Read more »

Millennials and the importance of user experience

For millennials, it is obvious that products and services are simple. Nothing is allowed to be complicated without a reason. For millennials convenience is a basic requirement. What’s more, they represent the people of the future. Because of all this, the payment and banking sector must provide great user experience – or let the new… Read more »

Our most popular videos of 2016

During the year 2016 our videos were viewed over 6000 times. Here we present the most popular ones. The most popular video of the year was this live presentation video for Mobile Connect, where you can see the MePIN authentication and biometrics in action. Thanks once again to the GSMA Director, Hooman Mazaheri, for the… Read more »