Digital Asia News Update
SingPass users will now be able to log into their account using fingerprint
This will allow users to log in to their SingPass account using their fingerprint, facial recognition (for selected smartphones) or a 6-digit passcode.
They no longer need to enter their passwords when performing digital government transactions, such as checking CPF balances and applying for HDB flats.
Additionally, with SingPass Mobile, users based overseas will now be able to use the app to transact digitally with the Singapore government, without the need for a physical token.
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SingPass Mobile will be an additional option for SingPass users to log in by 2-Factor Authentication (2FA). The existing modes of SMS One-Time Password (OTP) and OneKey token will continue to be available to SingPass users.
SingPass Mobile also comes with enhanced security features to protect the user’s personal data. For example, when the app detects any potential security breach or malicious software on the mobile device, the user will not be allowed to use the app on the device.
“Every month, we receive about 150,000 requests from SingPass users to reset their passwords. The new SingPass Mobile app will offer a more convenient login option, as users no longer need to enter their passwords to log in,” said Kok Ping Soon, Chief Executive, GovTech.
“SingPass Mobile is another step towards our vision for citizens to access government and private sector digital services securely with a single, trusted National Digital Identity,” he added.
SingPass is available on both the Google Play and the App Store.
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