biometric authentication

Ping Identity to Make IPO on NYSE

Ping Identity to Make IPO on NYSE

Ping Identity is gearing up for a planned IPO, announcing that it’s offering 12,500,000 common stock shares pursuant to a prospectus filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company hasn’t yet set a date for its stock market debut, but says that its shares have been approved for listing on the New York Stock…

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi is releasing a new finger vein authentication solution built to be simpler and safer than other biometric modalities. To use the new solution, users simply need to hold up their hand in front of the built-in camera on a standard computer, at which point Hitachi’s system will capture the image and analyze the vein…

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

“The client is deploying hundreds of EcoID fingerprint readers across its organization, allowing staff to log into its internal network using BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows authentication software.” BIO-key continues to enjoy a rising profile in the law enforcement sector, with another national police force opting to use its biometric authentication technology to protect internal…

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a hand-based biometric payments scheme that could be introduced at select Whole Foods locations as early as next year. The news comes courtesy of the New York Post, which cites sources working at Amazon’s New York City offices. According to those sources, the new solution (which has been codenamed Orville)…

Face Biometrics Protect Bitcoin IRA

Face Biometrics Protect Bitcoin IRA

“In implementing biometric security based on facial recognition, Bitcoin IRA joins a growing trend in the cryptocurrency space, with players like the Paxful marketplace and the ZenGo cryptocurrency wallet also having recently embraced face-based authentication.” Bitcoin IRA, a platform designed specifically to allow individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin cryptocurrency through their Individual Retirement Account…

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Fiserv Launches Biometric Self-Serve Kiosk for Banks

Fiserv Launches Biometric Self-Serve Kiosk for Banks

“It’s a self-service system for bank customers that can be deployed in a lobby or even in a drive-thru setup, enabling end users to check balances, make withdrawals, transfer funds, and more.” Fresh off its announcement that a Pennsylvania-based Federal Credit Union has deployed its Verifast biometric authentication solutions, Fiserv has announced a new product…

Federal Credit Union Adopts Palm Vein Authentication, Care of Fiserv

Federal Credit Union Adopts Palm Vein Authentication, Care of Fiserv

Pennsylvania’s Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union is now using biometric technology from Fiserv to authenticate both customers and employees. There are three particular product solutions in play. Verifast Branch is being used to authenticate credit union members; Verifast SSO is the authentication solution used by Merck Sharp & Dohme employees for internal computer…

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Amid political turmoil and controversy over biometric facial recognition, Hong Kong-based Megvii has filed for an IPO aimed at a $500 million target. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reports that Megvii’s leadership expect the IPO to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, and anticipate that it could raise as much as $1 billion, which…

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

All Work & Social, the operator of a co-working space in Manchester, England, has become the latest organization to embrace Fingopay‘s biometric payments platform. The partnership means that members of All Work & Social’s XYZ building in Spinningfields will be able to pay for food and beverages – the building features an in-house coffee bar…

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

“The fingerprint lock feature has been in the works for several months, and brings the Android version of the app closer to its iOS counterpart, which gained Face ID and Touch ID authentication back in February.” WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of…

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

“…Google has indicated the feature will be coming to any phone running Android 7.0 (or something more recent) in the next few days, while the service will presumably make its way to services like Gmail at some point in the future.” Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android…

Aware CEO Emphasizes Knomi Attention in Q2 Update

Aware CEO Emphasizes Knomi Attention in Q2 Update

“… Aware is continuing to invest in the development of its biometric solutions and that the company’s team remains encouraged by market interest in its offerings, particularly Knomi.” Aware Inc. has posted its results for the second quarter, ended June 30th. The biometrics specialist saw revenues of $3 million during the quarter, compared to revenues…

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Teams with Alpha Generation for UK Distribution

Hitachi Europe is targeting the UK market through a new partnership with Alpha Generation Distribution, which specializes in IT security solutions. The company will be making Hitachi’s biometric finger vein technology available to customers through its extensive reseller network. “We’re launching something built for today’s market and real end-user demand – and we think it’ll…

Computop Provides Strong Biometric Authentication for Online Retailers

Computop Provides Strong Biometric Authentication for Online Retailers

Computop has released a new biometric authentication platform that will allow online retailers to provide two-factor authentication and streamline the payments process on mobile devices. Computop is a payment processing company, while the Biometrics by Computop platform is compliant with the latest PSD2 standards. According to Computop, the new platform will allow online retailers to…

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