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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1798 Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it's taking digital authentication to new levels
Using a mobile device to access e-services and provide digital signatures isn't new in Estonia. A very popular SIM-based mobile digital identity system, called Mobiil-ID, was introduced in 2007.

But now Estonia's certification authority Certification Centre, or SK, says it's going to launch a new digital authentication app for Android and iOS called Smart-ID early next year.

SK's CEO Kalev Pihl tells ZDNet that although the new app, developed with Norwegian tech firm Cybernetica, isn't built to replace the old system, it's seen as a way of drawing in all the potential clients who for various reasons are not using Mobiil-ID.
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#1800 Beta firmware updates available for vulnerable Netgear routers
#1799 Modern attacks on Russian financial institutions
#1798 Android, iOS secure ID: Estonia says it's taking digital authentication to new levels
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#1794 Netgear users advised to stop using affected routers after severe flaw found
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