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Here’s What To Expect From Samsung SDS America’s Big Biometrics Webinar

Here’s What To Expect From Samsung SDS America’s Big Biometrics Webinar

Financial services is the big use case for biometrics right now, and on November 2, 2016, Samsung SDS America, in concert with Mobile ID World, will be presenting a webinar event aimed at addressing lingering concerns regarding strong authentication in today’s financial markets: FinServ in the New Age of Identity: Addressing Your Biometrics Concerns. – Register Now…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Your face can be replicated in a virtual model and used for biometric authentication, suggests new research from a University of North Carolina team. As Wired reports, the researchers showed how this can be done at the recent Usenix security conference. They looked up digital images of volunteers on social networks such as Facebook and…

Biometrics Expert Helps Police Spoof Fingerprints for Smartphone Access

Biometrics Expert Helps Police Spoof Fingerprints for Smartphone Access

Police in the US have successfully spoofed a murder victim’s fingerprints in order to gain access to his smartphone. It’s result of a collaboration recently initiated with Michigan State University biometrics researcher Dr. Anil Jain, one of the world’s most well-respected biometrics experts. Police believed that the murder victim’s Samsung Galaxy S6 may contain clues…

Police Seek Biometrics Researcher’s Help To Unlock Murder Victim’s Phone

Police Seek Biometrics Researcher’s Help To Unlock Murder Victim’s Phone

Police have reached out to an academic researcher to help them unlock a murder victim’s smartphone via fingerprint scan, believing that the device may contain clues about who killed him. As for the identity of the academic, it’s none other than Michigan State University’s Dr. Anil Jain, whose biometric technology has been licensed by NEC Corporation…

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

Researchers in Michigan State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering have devised what they call “a simple, fast and effective method to generate 2D fingerprint spoofs that can successfully hack built-in fingerprint authentication in mobile phones.” The method is detailed in their report, Hacking Mobile Phones Using 2D Printed Fingerprints. Essentially, the researchers loaded…

Vkansee Shows MWC Attendees How to Spoof an iPhone

Vkansee Shows MWC Attendees How to Spoof an iPhone

Vkansee, a China-based fingerprint sensor company, has been demonstrating just how easy it is to spoof standard fingerprint readers like those used in the iPhone’s Touch ID system at this year’s Mobile World Congress. At its MWC booth, Vkansee representatives used a plasticine substance to collect fingerprint imprints, and then used them to unlock smartphones. Of course,…

News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review continued as mobility, fingerprints and finance dominated the news. Facial recognition, border control and elections filed out the headlines while we saw a major time and attendance spoofing ring busted by police in Kuwait. Here are the top global identity management stories from the week…

Kuwaiti Police Bust Fingerprint Spoofing Ring

Kuwaiti Police Bust Fingerprint Spoofing Ring

Kuwaiti police have busted a fraud ring specializing in fingerprint spoofing. Eleven individuals have been arrested for allegedly using silicon-based forged fingerprints to defraud the Ministry of Electricity and Water in multiple districts. The alleged fraudsters are said to have been using the fake fingerprints to withdraw employee compensation in the amount of KD 50,…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

As we come closer and closer to the dawn of 2016, it’s time to start considering goals. If not right out New Year’s resolutions, it’s at least prudent to identify areas of focus moving forward. In the identity management industry, there seems to be a strong intention to kill passwords over the next five years,…

Money20/20: Settling The Spoofing Score

Money20/20: Settling The Spoofing Score

During yesterday’s FindBiometrics hosted panel at Money20/20, Biometric Identity & Its Applications in Financial Services & Payments, the conversation turned inevitably to the problem of spoofing on consumer biometric devices, namely, the iPhone. When the time came for the audience to ask their questions of the identity and finance experts on stage, immediately an attendee…

LivDet-Iris 2015 Accepting Submissions

LivDet-Iris 2015 Accepting Submissions

Liveness detection is indispensable in modern biometrics, and that remains true for the iris recognition modality. As iris scanning becomes more common, with new consumer applications of the technology being developed, this is especially true. That is why three universities from around the world – Clarkson University, University of Notre Dame and the Warsaw University…

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

-The emerging vulnerabilities of mCommerce are a serious threat, but there are viable multi-factor solutions, and sticking with archaic password systems is not a good option.- In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind…