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FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

With the help of FIDO Alliance standards, Google is about to make shopping a lot easier on Android smartphones. Taking to the stage at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Google Identity and Security Product Manager Christiaan Brand demoed how user information can automatically be filled in on mobile checkout forms, and purchases can then…

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm has announced a new set of camera modules that could bring advanced computer vision to Android phones and tablets. The solutions come by way of Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, and are an extension of the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The trio of new modules support passive depth sensing, active depth sensing, and iris authentication,…

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

Suprema has announced Android compatibility for its BioMini Combo fingerprint scanner. The BioMini Combo is a FAP20 certified fingerprint scanner with RFID compatibility, allowing for two-factor authentication via fingerprint biometrics and NFC-capable smart cards. Like the recently announced BioMini Slim S, it’s also designed to function in outdoor deployments, even under direct sunlight. That portability…

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Google might bring one of the neat new features of its Pixel smartphones to some older devices, according to new reports. The Pixel lets users swipe as they scan their fingerprints in order to get quick access to notifications, a feature that Samsung may be seeking to emulate for its own forthcoming devices. But with…

TOC Unveils Biometric Consent App

TOC Unveils Biometric Consent App

TOC Biometrics has announced a new app that lets users offer their consent for agreements through a fingerprint scan. Called the TOC App, it’s available for iOS and Android. It’s designed to send push notifications to users when they need to provide consent online through their mobile devices, prompting them to scan a finger in…

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

“…users may soon be able to log into their Windows 10 PCs via fingerprint scan on a personal iPhone or Android device…” Microsoft is reaching out to rivals’ tech ecosystems to help push Windows 10 users beyond the password. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite developer conference, senior OS security executive Anoosh Saboori said that the company…

Chase Bank Enhances Mobile App’s Fingerprint Biometrics

Chase Bank Enhances Mobile App’s Fingerprint Biometrics

Chase Bank has enhanced its mobile app’s support for fingerprint recognition with new functionality, Android Headlines reports. While fingerprint-based login was already enabled for the app back in April, it now also allows users to authorize payments and transfers via fingerprint scan. The move comes just after Chase announced its support for Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment…

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

“The Natural Security mobile app is currently being rolled out in the US at San Jose State University and in France through the Lille-based Envies de Saison fast-food chain, and the Natural Security Alliance says more partnerships are in the pipeline…” The Natural Security Alliance has launched its Natural Security mobile app on iOS and…

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

Sneakerheads Get Biometric Checkout on Nike’s SNKRS App

“With the new feature, SNKRS becomes just the latest Android app to embrace the native fingerprint biometrics capabilities built into Android Marshmallow…” Sneakerheads are getting an easier way to pay for their shoes on Nike’s SNKRS app, reports Droid Life. The app is enabling fingerprint verification for mobile purchases. The biometric option arrives with other…

Encap Tech Could Make Norwegian Authentication Program Mobile-First

Encap Tech Could Make Norwegian Authentication Program Mobile-First

Encap Security’s Smarter Authentication platform has been selected for a pilot project in Norway aiming to make a leading digital ID program mobile-first. The program is called BankID. It originally started in 2004 as an authentication mechanism for online banking, but has quickly been adopted across a range of sectors and applications. In a statement,…

FBI Contracts InCadence For Android-Based Biometric Software

FBI Contracts InCadence For Android-Based Biometric Software

Government-focused solutions integrator InCadence Strategic Solutions has won a contract to provide the FBI with mobile biometrics technology. It’s a one-year contract with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Divison, Global Initiatives Unit, with options for four additional years. The contract entails the provision of mobile, Android-based biometric capture software pertaining to fingerprints and facial data…

Will Google Kill The Password on Android In 2016?

Will Google Kill The Password on Android In 2016?

Google could give the password a fatal wound this year, according to plans that have emerged from the Google I/O developers conference last week. Daniel Kaufman, head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team, revealed that the company aims to replace passwords on Android devices with passive authentication by the end of 2016. It’s…

Chipotle’s Android App Supports Fingerprint Scanning

Chipotle’s Android App Supports Fingerprint Scanning

Chipotle’s Android app now supports fingerprint scanning, reports Android Police. It’s an ordering and payment app, and as such users need to upload their payment card information. With such sensitive data stored on the app, the integration of fingerprint-based security should help to assure users of the app’s security. It’s a move that takes advantage…

Android Users Can Login to Chase Bank App With Fingerprints

Android Users Can Login to Chase Bank App With Fingerprints

Chase Bank has enabled fingerprint login for its Android app. Customers using compatible devices running on the Marshmallow OS, which features native fingerprint scanning support, can now sign in to the app simply by scanning their fingers, though certain app features will still require password-based authentication as well. As AndroidCentral notes, Chase Bank is only the…

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

Money20/20 Europe: TOC Approve App Offers Third-Party Biometric Authentication

TOC Biometrics is showcasing its Approve app at this year’s Money20/20 Europe conference. Available for iOS and Android, it’s a system that could have potentially broad applications. TOC Approve essentially acts as an independent verification mechanism for other businesses, apps, and so on. And it revolves around a simple concept: When a user needs to…

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

Nok Nok Labs has upgraded its S3 Authentication Suite to enable support for Android fingerprint scanning. Android 6.0, or ‘Android Marshmallow’, is the first Android operating system to introduce native fingerprint scanning capabilities. NNL’s support of the feature complements its already existing support for Apple iOS’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning, allowing even more S3 Authentication…

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Digital Insight Enables Android Fingerprint ID On Mobile Banking App

Fintech solutions provider Digital Insight is integrating Android Fingerprint ID into its Mobile Banking App, the company has announced. The integration complements the app’s current support for Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint authentication system for iOS, and Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s eye vein-based mobile authentication solution. Digital Insights hopes to roll out Android Fingerprint ID to all…

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google is testing out an experimental payment option for Android Pay based on facial biometrics. The company recently put out a call for participants for its new Hands Free project, which will operate in the South Bay area of Silicon Valley in cooperation with select merchants including McDonald’s and Papa John’s. One part of the project…

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