Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Jumio Introduces Liveness Detection for Web to Better Deter Fraud During Account Onboarding

New identity proofing functionality ensures that the person behind a Web upload verification is present and the person actually creating a new online account

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jumio, the creator of Netverify™ Trusted Identity as a Service (TIaaS), today announced the addition of Liveness Detection for Web to better thwart fraudsters’ evolving and sophisticated attempts to assume another individual’s identity.Jumio Introduces Liveness Detection for Web

With identity verification, Jumio’s approach is to first verify the government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport or ID card) and ensure that it is authentic and has not been doctored. For mobile SDK customers, Jumio then requires the user to take a selfie which enables the company to compare the person in the selfie to the person pictured in the ID document.

Since Netverify is an omnichannel solution, Jumio also supports identity verification via desktop webcams. This channel enables our customers to reach large market segments who are more comfortable using their desktop and laptop computers. But, image capture via web uploads makes liveness detection challenging.

With Liveness Detection for Web, desktop customers are required to take a picture of themselves holding a handwritten note to ensure a real person is performing the transaction. End-users are asked to hold up a note with a custom phrase (e.g. company name) and the current date and then take a picture of themselves with the note during the selfie capturing process.

“The introduction of Live Detection for Web has actually helped improve our efficiency and acceptance rates” according to Colin Liao from Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange. “Jumio’s Liveness Detection provides an extra level of assurance, helps us better comply with KYC and AML standards, and increases the trust and credibility with our users.”

“Liveness Detection for Web is our latest attempt to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters by more definitively identity proofing new customers trying to defraud online businesses,” said Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer at Jumio. “Being omnichannel means we need to build in safeguards into every channel and make it exponentially more difficult for cyber criminals to assume someone else’s identity and create bogus accounts.”Jumio Liveness for Web

Jumio helps pioneer liveness detection when it launched Liveness Detection for Mobile which has had a significant chilling effect on fraudsters. Understandably, most fraudster prefer not to have their likeness captured by the company they’re attempting to defraud.  But, fraudsters evolve.  Jumio has discovered that many fraudsters started using high-resolution printouts, close up pictures from the ID document and even pre-recorded videos (in lieu of taking a real selfie). Together, Jumio’s Liveness Detection solutions, built into Netverify, allow organizations to have greater assurance that the person creating an online account is legitimate and physically present.

For live demonstrations of the Netverify ID, Identity and Document Verification solutions, visit Jumio at the Distributed 2018 Blockchain Conference this week in San Francisco.

About Jumio

When identity matters, trust Jumio. Jumio is the creator of Netverify® which enables businesses to increase customer conversions while providing a seamless customer experience and reducing fraud. By combining the three core pillars of ID Verification, Identity Verification and Document Verification, businesses now have a complete solution that allows them to establish the real-world identity of the consumer.

Leveraging advanced technology including augmented AI, biometric facial recognition, machine learning, and human review, Jumio helps organizations to meet regulatory compliance including KYC, AML and GDPR and definitively establish the digital identity of their customers. Jumio has verified more than 120 million identities issued by over 200 countries from real time web and mobile transactions. Jumio’s solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, cryptocurrency, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Based in Palo Alto, Jumio operates globally with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation. For more information, please visit www.jumio.com.

Media Contacts
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Jackie Daane
10Fold Communications

Europe Media Contact
Zarina Banu
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+44 (0) 7775 557578

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Thai cave rescue: all soccer boys leave hospital

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand left the hospital for their first news conference in Chiang Rai province on Wednesday to answer all public’s questions and help the team get back to normal life.

The press conference lasted 45 minutes with all questions carefully selected by psychiatrists to avoid stressing the 12 teenagers who are still recovering from the incident. After the conference, all the boys went home to their families.

Experts say the young footballers should avoid contact with the media for at least 1 month after returning to their daily life.

Source: VOV5

Russia, North Korea officials consider summit

A summit between the leaders of Russia and North Korea is on the agenda, Russian ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora said on Wednesday.

The Kremlin said last month that Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to come to Russia for an economic forum in Vladivostok city in September.

Source: VOV5

Philippines media praises Vietnam’s industrial development

The website Inquirer.net has published an article titled Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s new industrial powerhouse, saying Vietnam has transformed itself from an agricultural economy to one of the brightest manufacturing hotspots in the region over the last 20 years

The article quotes a report by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a US financial consultancy group that says Vietnam is establishing itself as the industrial powerhouse of Southeast Asia. The group predicted that Vietnam’s industrial market will move up the value chain in the near future, going from labor intensive to capital intensive.

The article quoted predictions that Vietnam’s logistics sector will be a standout performer over the next 5 to 10 years, but said Vietnam must continue to invest in infrastructure such as highway networks and deep-sea ports to enter the next phase of the industrial and logistics cycle and become more competitive than its neighbors.

Source: VOV5

Indonesia invites two Korea’s leaders to ASIAD 2018 opening ceremony

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD).

The invitation came after the two Koreas agreed to have their athletes to march together as one group during the Games’ opening ceremony. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced Wednesday that the two Koreas will field joint teams in basketball, canoeing, and rowing.

The 18th Asian Games will be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, attended by 26 heads of state and 25,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries.

Source: VOV5

US reiterates no timelines for DPRK’s denuclearization

The United States has no timelines for the denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the State Department reiterated on Wednesday.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press briefing that there’s a lot of work left to be done and conversations are continuing. The remark echoed that of US President Donald Trump, who said on Tuesday that there is no “time limit” or “speed limit” concerning the US dialogue with the DPRK.

Source: VOV5

S. Korea, Britain discuss N. Korea, Brexit in ministerial talks

South Korea and Britain had a ministerial meeting in London this week on improving strategic partnerships between the two sides on a broad range of diplomatic and economic issues, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday.

On her first trip there as South Korea’s top diplomat, Kang Kyung-wha met with her new British counterpart Jeremy Hunt. It marked the fourth “strategic dialogue” between the two countries. Kang briefed him on the South Korean government’s efforts for the complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and requested Britain’s continued support for the initiative. The British Foreign Secretary stressed the need to maintain international sanctions on North Korea until it takes concrete steps toward denuclearization.

On Brexit, Kang and Hunt also pointed out that the transitional period, agreed to in the EU summit in March, will be conducive to smooth shifts in related treaties. The formal transition time is due to last from the official Brexit day on March 29, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2020. They agreed to continue close cooperation for the sustainable development of bilateral ties even after Brexit.

Source: VOV5