More secure SingPass next year
NEW security features will be added to SingPass next year, said the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) yesterday.
The enhanced SingPass, which is due to be rolled out in the third quarter of next year, will include two-factor authentication for sensitive data and transactions.
There will also be transaction notifications sent to users after they make use of government services.
These new features are on top of existing measures like prompts to change passwords every two years or to key in a randomly generated security code after a failed login attempt.
Yesterday's announcement comes after the IDA revealed in June that more than 1,500 SingPass users could have had their accounts accessed without their knowledge, the first known case of its kind on such a scale.