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Large Portion of Irish Adults Still Using Year-Old Passwords: OneLogin Study

Large Portion of Irish Adults Still Using Year-Old Passwords: OneLogin Study

OneLogin is taking a closer look at Ireland’s password habits as it celebrates the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The company commissioned a YouGov study that polled 1,000 Irish adults, and found that a large portion (39 percent) of the Irish population is still using the same password that they were using 12…

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3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

Multinational chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the follow-up to their 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint sensor, saying the new 3D Sonic Max will be 17 times larger than the original and allow for the scanning of up to two fingerprints at once for increased security. The 3D Sonic Sensor was released last year and uses ultrasonic sound…

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ImageWare Achieves SOC-2 Compliance

ImageWare Achieves SOC-2 Compliance

ImageWare’s security practices have officially met the latest Service Organization Control 2 (SOC-2) guidelines. First developed by the American Institute of CPAs, the SOC-2 standard measures an organization’s ability to protect the personal information and user data of its customers when using cloud technology.    ImageWare can boast that it is compliant with those standards…

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Yoti Teams with Synectics to Provide Remote Onboarding for Financial Clients

Yoti Teams with Synectics to Provide Remote Onboarding for Financial Clients

Synectics Solutions has deployed Yoti’s Doc Scan technology in an effort to streamline the onboarding process for its clients in the financial industry. Doc Scan is a digital identity verification platform with facial recognition and document reading capabilities.     To use Doc Scan, new clients must first take a photo of their official ID. They…

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CBP to Expand Mandatory Biometric Border Screening to Americans

CBP to Expand Mandatory Biometric Border Screening to Americans

US Customs and Border Protection plans to further extend biometric screening to US citizens. The border agency has published a request for a rule change that would make this practice mandatory not only for foreign nationals but for Americans as well, as part of a larger biometric entry-exit system. Such biometric screening will most likely…

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Acceptto Integrates Central Authentication Service to Improve SSO Utility

Acceptto Integrates Central Authentication Service to Improve SSO Utility

Acceptto has integrated with Apereo’s Central Authentication Service (CAS) in an effort to deliver a more comprehensive single sign-on solution. Acceptto is a behavioral biometrics specialist and the developer of the Continuous Biometric Authentication platform, which will now support multi-factor authentication and passwordless QR authentication thanks to the CAS arrangement. As with any single sign-on…

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LastPass Identity Update Enables Passwordless Logins for the Enterprise

LastPass Identity Update Enables Passwordless Logins for the Enterprise

LogMeIn has expanded the utility of its LastPass Identity solution to enable passwordless logins for the enterprise. The update leverages the company’s password management technology and the LastPass MFA authentication suite to allow employees to access work accounts and devices with secure biometric technology. The improved LastPass Identity will empower IT technicians to monitor every…

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Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

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Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Valid to Use FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor in Biometric Smart Cards

Fingerprint Cards has a new partner in its efforts to target the emerging biometric payment cards market: the company has announced a new partnership with Valid that will see the latter take advantage of FPC’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for smart card applications. Valid originally started up in Brazil over half a century ago as…

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AU10TIX Gets $20M More in VC Funding

AU10TIX Gets $20M More in VC Funding

Customer onboarding and KYC specialist AU10TIX has brought in $20 million in VC funding. The investment comes by way of Fund Oak HC/FT, and has been poured into ABC Technologies B.V., AU10TIX’s parent company. In announcing the funding, AU10TIX emphasized the growth in the identity and document verification market in which it specializes, suggesting that…

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Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport Adds Sensors from Integrated Biometrics to Improve Border Security

Securiport has formed a technical partnership with Integrated Biometrics (IB), and will be leveraging the latter’s fingerprint sensors for a variety of biometric border and identification solutions. IB’s fingerprint sensors are FBI-certified, and can be deployed as standalone mobile devices or placed in a fixed system like an eGate or a biometric kiosk. The new…

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Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Winnipeg Police Headquarters will have 11 biometric hand scanners installed at entrances and exits to track which officers are in the building at any given time, the CBC reports. The addition of the scanners comes as a result of a $158,000 human resources upgrade approved by Winnipeg’s city council in 2018, and will be connected to…

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Kaspersky Warns About New Malware and Cyberthreats Heading into 2020

Kaspersky Warns About New Malware and Cyberthreats Heading into 2020

The cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky are predicting that cybercriminals will increase their focus on the financial sector in 2020. The company believes that cryptocurrencies, data processing systems, and mobile investment apps will be particularly popular targets, although traditional banks should still expect to see a high volume of malware and ransomware attacks. According to Kaspersky,…

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Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

Auckland Airport Deploys Vision-Box Pre-Security Gates

New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has partnered with Vision-Box to automate some of its security procedures. The airport has deployed 12 new pre-security eGates that will scan passenger boarding passes before allowing them to move on to security areas. The eGates will replace the two employees who manually checked boarding passes under the previous system, and…

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ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Expects Public Security Demands to Drive Biometric Hardware Market

ABI Research is predicting that the demand for better security solutions will drive the market for biometric hardware to $19 billion by 2024. The firm expects Body-Worn Cameras (BWC), surveillance cameras, and access control technology to display the most growth over that time period, with much of that revenue coming from the public sector. Law…

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Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

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FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

“The partnership helps to further consolidate FacePhi’s already strong position in the Latin American financial services market…” FacePhi has closed its tenth deal of the year, announcing that Mexico-based Albo has opted to use its biometric authentication solutions. Launched in 2016, Albo is a startup digital banking platform that offers digital accounts, a budgeting app,…

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Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

The 2019 Year in Review survey is officially open, which means it’s time to start thinking about some of the biggest questions, issues, and themes in the biometrics industry. And one thing that’s on pretty much everyone’s mind as the industry approaches its year-end is which biometric modalities have had a big 12 months. There’s…

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Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Digital security firm Kaspersky Lab has shown off a new ring with a fake fingerprint that is meant to protect the wearer’s biometric data. With the increased reliance on the use of biometric data for user authentication has come an increased concern about that biometric data being stolen or compromised. The ring, made of “thousands…

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Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Watch and iPhone users can now use Apple Pay Express Transit to pay for buses, trams, and the Underground in London. The feature allows the city’s commuters to purchase transit fare without Touch ID or Face ID authentication (or a double click of the Apple Watch), thereby allowing them to pass through turnstiles and…

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