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Alibaba-backed S'pore firm has key to new mobile security lock

V-Key is tying up with Asia governments amid fears that 2-factor authentication via SMS is not always secure

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"You show me your face, you show me your thumb, you don't need your PIN or your password to get multi-factor authentication," said co-founder and CEO of V-Key Benjamin Mah.

Singapore

AN Alibaba-backed mobile security start-up from Singapore will soon introduce, with a government agency, another form of mobile authentication to tighten security as more transactions are being done online.

This comes amid fears that using the short messaging service (SMS

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