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eID for German Savings Banks Using the Feitian bR500 with Electronic ID Cards

Nick Smith | 24 November 2022
Authentication e-ID Smart Card Readers

In conjunction with S-Markt & Mehrwert savings banks in Germany can provide secure and convenient eID processes for their customers. The Feitian bR500 Bluetooth smart card reader makes this process possible on tablets and mobile.

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What is FIDO Authentication?

Nick Smith | 5 April 2022
Authentication e-ID FIDO

FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is a set of authentication standards aimed at strengthening the user login process to online services. The standards are developed by the FIDO Alliance and promote faster, more secure authentication processes with the overall goal of eliminating password-based logins altogether.

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Christmas and COVID: Latest Information

Microcosm | 17 December 2021
COVID-19 News

Full details of changes to our service due to Christmas, New Year and the latest coronavirus guidelines.

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Smartphone App for Programming OATH OTP Tokens via NFC

Nick Smith | 8 October 2021
IT Security Hardware NFC One-Time Password OTP

We are pleased to announce the release of our smartphone app for programming OATH OTP tokens. Using an NFC-enabled smartphone our programmable tokens can be flashed with new secret keys and settings. This allows hardware tokens to be used as a replacement for authenticator apps for 2FA/MFA on platforms including Microsoft Azure, Office365, AWS and Google.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.6 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 28 September 2021
ARM Copy Protection Dinkey Pro/FD Linux macOS Shell Software Protection

The latest Dinkey Pro/FD release introduces support for Apple silicon.

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Windows Smart Card Logon Using Feitian ePass2003 PKI Cards and Tokens

Nick Smith | 8 January 2021
Authentication PKI Smart Cards

Windows logon using smart cards and tokens significantly improves the login security for domain user accounts. This post provides an overview of smart card logon and the hardware options available from Microcosm.

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How to Protect Your Software Intellectual Property

Martin Payne | 18 November 2020
IP Protection Software Protection

You have invested a significant amount of time and creativity in writing your killer application but you are worried about a competitor or hacker reverse-engineering your software and stealing your intellectual property. What is the best way to protect it?

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How to Copy-Protect Demos and Trial Software

Martin Payne | 27 October 2020
Copy Protection Software Protection Trialware

It is common practice for software developers to release demo versions of their software so that potential customers can evaluate its functionality before purchasing it. This licensing model is usually known as trialware, demoware or "try before you buy". This article explores how software demos can be provided in a secure way while protecting IP and revenue streams.

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What is Software Protection?

Martin Payne | 22 July 2020
Copy Protection Software Protection

Software protection refers to measures that can be taken by a software developer to prevent unauthorised use of their software, enforcing their licensing agreement and using anti-debugging and anti-reverse engineering techniques to protect their intellectual property (IP) against theft.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.5 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 13 July 2020
ARM Copy Protection Dinkey Pro/FD Linux macOS Shell Software Protection

We're excited to bring you version 7.5 of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK. Almost two years in the making, this release expands the capabilities of Dinkey Pro/FD in many different ways, allowing you to protect more software on more platforms than ever before.

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