Last week at FindBiometrics biometric smart cards made the biggest headlines thanks to two high profile payment solutions with embedded fingerprint sensors. The news was multimodal on the whole, with face, iris, fingerprint, behavioral, and voice all receiving coverage. Meanwhile, the clock ticked down as we continued to prepare for our upcoming behavioral biometrics webinar.
Check out all of last week’s top stories in global identity management:
Behavioral Biometrics Month continued last week as we examined the many micro-modalities that combine to create one of 2017’s most popular biometric types. We also took a look at how behavioral biometrics can fight new account fraud and reported on some modality-specific success stories as registration continued for this Wednesday’s expert webinar.
Biometric Smart Cards Are Here
Mastercard made major biometrics news last week with the announcement that it has successfully completed trials of a fingerprint scanning payments card in South Africa. On the heels of this news, IDEX revealed that is is supplying the sensors for the biometric smart card. And that wasn’t all: Zwipe was at Seamless Asia last week, where it unveiled its own biometric payment card. Read more about these developments in the competitive smart cards arena at the links below:
Fingerprints on Mobile
Fingerprints might be making their way to smart cards, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any less popular on mobile. Last week we reported on new smartphone integrations from Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics, while Sonavation announced a new licensing agreement with ADI. Newly leaked schematics stoked speculation concerning the placement of Touch ID on the next iPhone, and InAuth formally launched its InMobile biometrics solution.
Last week NEC announced a new platform called NC7000-3A which stands to bring the company’s award winning facial recognition to mobile, and we interviewed Raffie Beroukhim, senior vice president at the company’s newly re-branded Advances Recognition Systems Division. Moving to a speculative arena, new reports suggest that the LG G6 will soon be getting facial recognition security.
A new patent awarded to Microsoft shed some light on the company’s exploration of iris biometrics, while news out of Malaysia showed that Zwipe is also looking at opportunities with that eye-based modality. Delta ID was arguing for greater usage of mobile iris recognition in India’s Aadhaar program, and EyeLock received a patent of its own pertaining to mobile iris solutions. Last week we also published our interview with Iris ID vice president Mohammed Murad, a rich conversation about this year’s Mobile World Congress and some of the company’s more exciting deployments.
Western Union enabled Apple Pay, we reported last week, the company emphasizing the convenience offered to customers by the mobile wallet’s biometric access. Lloyd’s Bank announced that it will be trialing Windows Hello login for customer convenience too. Meanwhile, Trust Stamp announced that it will be taking part in this year’s Money20/20 Startup Challenge this coming November.
Last week we took a look at the use of iris biometrics at the Canada-US border in an episode of the Iris ID Radio podcast. Looking to the Pacific, we also learned about the expansion of Hawaii’s mobile biometrics immigration project.
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