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Smart Card Standards - What Do They All Mean?

Nick Smith | 14 maggio 2019
Smart Cards Standards

With so many smart card related standards in existence it is important to understand what they mean and how they are relevant. In this article we provide an overview of several key standards and what part they play in the smart card eco-system.

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Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) for Smart Card Authentication

Nick Smith | 22 aprile 2019
Generic Identity Device Specification GIDS Smart Cards PKI Authentication

GIDS sets out the functionality of a physical identity device that can be used for authentication, such as a smart card or USB token.

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What is PKCS#11?

Nick Smith | 30 novembre 2018
PKCS#11 PKI

PKCS#11 defines an API to communicate with cryptographic security tokens such as smart cards, USB keys and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Also known as "Cryptoki", PKCS#11 is part of the Public Key Cryptography Standards.

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Introducing Our New Partner, Korum Secure

Mark Chater | 29 novembre 2018
Korum Secure Partners Dinkey Pro/FD CopyMinder IT Security Hardware

Microcosm is pleased to announce that Korum Secure is our new distributor in France.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.4 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 2 agosto 2018
Dinkey Pro/FD Copy Protection Trialware

We are very pleased to announce a new release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK, version 7.4. Version 7.4 brings a much sought-after feature to Dinkey Pro/FD — demo software keys. Read on to learn more.

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Google Advanced Protection Program

Nick Smith | 18 luglio 2018
Google Advanced Protection Anti-Phishing Security Keys

Google have introduced their strongest security for personal Google accounts. Support for hardware Security Keys now offers the strongest form of account protection against sophisticated phishing attacks.

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HOTP vs TOTP: Qual è la differenza?

Nick Smith | 3 luglio 2018
HOTP TOTP Password utilizzabile una sola volta (OTP)

HOTP e TOTP sono i due standard principali per la password utilizzabile una sola volta ma che cosa significano da una prospettiva di sicurezza e perché si dovrebbe scegliere l'uno o l'altro?

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Microcosm is Now Listed on WiredGov

Lucy Stanton | 23 febbraio 2018
WiredGov Public Sector Supplier

Microcosm is pleased to announce that it is now listed on WiredGov, enabling the distribution of our digital security software and hardware to the UK government and public sector organisations.

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Cybersecurity Budgets

Lucy Stanton | 5 dicembre 2017
Cybersecurity

Driven by ever-increasing rates of cyber crime, spending on cybersecurity is expected to rise by 12-15% over the next five years, with cumulative global spending predicted to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.3 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 18 ottobre 2017
Dinkey Pro/FD Shell JSON macOS Linux Copy Protection

We are very pleased to announce a new release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK, version 7.3. Read on to learn more about what's new in version 7.3 and how it can benefit you.

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Why Passwords are Failing to Keep Systems Secure

Lucy Stanton | 17 agosto 2017
Passwords SmartSign Biometric Authentication

When designing a system, using passwords to protect access might be the first thing you think of. However, this is rarely enough to secure sensitive information.

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Microcosm Selected as UK Government G-Cloud Supplier

Nick Smith | 19 maggio 2017
G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace Cloud Software Authentication SaaS

Microcosm is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a G-Cloud 9 supplier by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as part of the latest iteration of the G-Cloud Framework.

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New Developments in OTP Authentication Hardware

Nick Smith | 19 gennaio 2017
One-time Password OTP Authentication

Despite the emergence of mobile-based authentication technologies and the convenience they offer, organisations concerned with security continue to embrace the humble One-Time Password (OTP) token and the security it brings.

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Dinkey Pro/FD New Features & Improved Hardware

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 7 ottobre 2016
Dinkey Pro/FD DinkeyWeb macOS Linux Copy Protection

We are very pleased to announce a number of recent improvements to Dinkey Pro/FD, both in hardware and software. In particular, the latest release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK — version 7.2 — introduces some great new functionality requested by many of our customers using Mac OS X and Linux.

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