New Security System Passively Verifies User Identities on WhatsApp, Other Messaging Apps

“The system is compatible with major messaging platforms including WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Telegram, and Signal…”

ID R&D has unveiled a new passive authentication system for digital messaging services.New Security System Passively Verifies User Identities on WhatsApp, Other Messaging Apps

Called SafeMessage, the AI-driven solution uses a number of mechanisms to verify a registered user, including behavioral biometrics and facial and voice recognition, all requiring only one or two seconds of input in order for a user to be authenticated, ID R&D says. It also features built-in anti-spoofing safeguards including a capability of distinguishing between human- and computer-generated speech, and liveness detection for facial recognition.

The system is compatible with major messaging platforms including WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Telegram, and Signal, and is designed to display a positive ID icon for each incoming message.

In a statement announcing SafeMessage, ID R&D CEO Alexey Khitrov asserted that his firm has become “the first to introduce frictionless authentication to messaging apps and platforms,” adding, “Now secure and seamless communication is a possibility for all end users, whether over text, mobile app, instant message, chat, or the internet.”

ID R&D announced and demoed SafeMessage today at the FinovateFall conference, which will run in New York City until September 26th.

September 24, 2018 – by Alex Perala