A new 12-sided design has both covert and overt signs that make it easier to find fakes. But modernization only goes so far: the 766-year-old Trial of the Pyx tradition lives on to check the metals.
Most of the EU member states have signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, but opponents are urging citizens to lobby European Parliament members not to give their approval.
SecureWorks uncovers bizarre criminal operation that uses digital techniques to aid in old-school check counterfeiting.
Two tech giants are forming a new company to help manufacturers combat counterfeit products via a combination of SAP's supply chain technology and Nokia's authentication software.
Two senators who strongly support intellectual property protections are concerned over that an anti-counterfeiting treaty under negotiation goes too far.
Officials use Washington event to allay concerns over new, multilateral anti-counterfeiting agreement that has privacy advocates and companies like Google concerned.
The White House and eight major tech companies unveil best practices for online ad networks aimed at cutting off revenue to Web sites "selling counterfeit goods or engaging in copyright piracy."
Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield unveils the new polymer $5 bill, which showcases ISS robots Canadarm2 and Dextre.
Working to protect its intellectual property, the tech giant settled 3,265 counterfeiting suits worldwide during the past year.
The new polymer $20 now in circulation may look and feel fake, but it's designed to stop counterfeiting.