biometric authentication

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

Money20/20’s “Digital Identity & Biometrics” track kicked off Sunday on an ambitious note, with Purple Tornado’s Heather Vescent introducing attendees to the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity. Vescent is the co-author, together with Kaliya Young, co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop and the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, of the recent report, “Your Guide to Self Sovereign Identity“.…

The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

When it comes to matters of money, security has long been the paramount concern. When bank customers call to access information or perform certain transactions, bank representatives have to ask for passcodes and biographical data; in a bank branch, customers have to enter PINs even when conducting business in person. When making payments, a signature…

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

German Blockchain Not-for-Profit Exploring Smart City Applications of Palm Vein Tech

“In smart city applications, such biometric scans would be linked to distributed ledger systems to deliver immutable audit trails, with the IOTA Foundation highlighting applications in data centers, airports, and stadiums.” A Berlin-based not-for-profit focused on the promotion of blockchain technology is exploring the use of palm vein biometrics for authentication of individuals in Smart…

BIO-key Tech to Help Secure Elections in Florida

BIO-key Tech to Help Secure Elections in Florida

“We believe BIO-key’s unique, cost effective blend of software and hardware biometric solutions represents a very attractive option for all jurisdictions seeking to enhance the security of their electoral process.” BIO-key is going into politics: The company has announced that its biometric technology has been embraced by two County Election Boards in Florida to improve…

Melissa to Showcase Selfie Solution at Money20/20

Melissa to Showcase Selfie Solution at Money20/20

California-based Melissa has officially launched its new selfie-based onboarding solution. At its essence, the eIDV (for “Electronic ID Verification”) platform is similar to other recent selfie-based mobile authentication systems, combining document reading and facial recognition technology to remotely scan an end user’s ID document and match the face it depicts to that of the user,…

Jumio Scores Two Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards

Jumio Scores Two Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards

Jumio has been named a winner in two categories of Cyber Defense Magazine’s Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards, with judges recognizing the company in the area of “Best Product Biometrics” and as the “Next Gen InfoSec Startup of the Year”. The company was, of course, recognized for its Netverify solution, which revolves around the use…

New York Bank Adopts BIO-key Security

New York Bank Adopts BIO-key Security

“…the bank will use BIO-key’s PIV-Pro fingerprint scanner, a FIPS 201-compliant device, for computer access; and that will be facilitated via BIO-key’s ID Director software, which is designed to integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory platform to enable biometric authentication on Windows.” A New York-based bank has opted for biometric security from BIO-key, the company has…

ID R&D Gets New Sales VP

ID R&D Gets New Sales VP

“John’s deep biometrics experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we reach new growth milestones,” -Alexey Khitrov, CEO, ID R&D ID R&D has a new Vice President of Sales. John Amein comes to the company from Voice Biometrics Group, an Orlando-based organization that he headed as President from January of 2016 to August of this…

Slovakian Bank Takes Advantage of DOT Authentication

Slovakian Bank Takes Advantage of DOT Authentication

“…DOT also features a liveness detection system that requires users to follow a moving dot on their device display while the system tracks their eye movements.” A Slovakian commercial bank is now taking advantage of biometric technology from Innovatrics for customer onboarding. Tatra Banka is using Innovatrics’ Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The solution is…

ImageWare’s GoVerifyID Biometric Authentication Solution Integrated Into ForgeRock Platform

ImageWare’s GoVerifyID Biometric Authentication Solution Integrated Into ForgeRock Platform

“For ForgeRock clients … the integration enables them to take advantage of ImageWare’s multimodal authentication solution, which supports facial, fingerprint, palm, and voice recognition, among other authentication mechanisms.” ImageWare‘s GoVerifyID biometric authentication platform has been integrated into the ForgeRock Trust Network Technology Program, the company has announced. It’s a development that could open up new business…

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

New Report Lays Out Business Case for Biometric Authentication

New Report Lays Out Business Case for Biometric Authentication

A new report from Goode Intelligence makes a strong business case for biometric authentication. Commissioned by Daon, the report is based on organization surveys and other research and analysis conducted by Goode Intelligence. The firm found that 56 percent of survey respondents reported reduced call center volumes; according to Goode Intelligence’s calculations, this produces an…

Three New OPPO Smartphones Feature Biometrics from FPC

Three New OPPO Smartphones Feature Biometrics from FPC

OPPO has launched three new smartphones, and they all feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. The highest-profile new integration is in the F9, a new smartphone that offers extremely fast charging as its key selling point, with OPPO claiming the phone can support two hours of talk on a five-minute charge. It also features a…

Vivo V11 Smartphone Features In-Display Fingerprint Recognition

Vivo V11 Smartphone Features In-Display Fingerprint Recognition

“In-display fingerprint scanning eliminates the need for a physical home button, which means that phone makers can make the device’s display take up almost the whole front face of the device without having to move the fingerprint scanner to the rear face of the phone.” Vivo is expanding its use of in-display fingerprint scanning technology,…

Proofpoint, Okta Combine Forces to Fight Phishing

Proofpoint, Okta Combine Forces to Fight Phishing

“Credential phishing is an Achilles heel for many organizations because most phishing links are hosted on compromised, legitimate websites with good reputations. Clever attackers even wait until after an email has passed through the gateway and into a user’s inbox before changing the content of the site to a page designed to steal usernames and…

Nuance Delivers Germany’s First Call Center Voice Recognition System

Nuance Delivers Germany’s First Call Center Voice Recognition System

“…Nuance said it was the first such use of voice biometrics in Germany, and asserted that the technology was already improving customer satisfaction while reducing call times.” Nuance Communications‘ voice biometrics technology has arrived in Germany, in what the company says is an industry first. The company’s client, Deutsche Telekom, is now using Nuance’s technology to…

Study Finds Biometric Authentication is Less Popular at Work

Study Finds Biometric Authentication is Less Popular at Work

Another study is pointing to the rise of biometric authentication, and the decline of the password. Commissioned by London-based multimodal authentication specialist Callsign and carried out by YouGov Plc, the study entailed online surveys of a little over 3,000 adults across the UK and the US. The survey found a significant difference in authentication preferences…

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

Smartmetric to Launch Biometric Card in September

“Like other emerging biometric card solutions, Smartmetric’s features an embedded fingerprint sensor that can be used to authenticate the cardholder during transactions.” Smartmetric will launch its biometric card solution in September, the company has announced. The news comes just a couple of weeks after SmartMetric announced a technological enhancement that would improve its production process,…

Chrome OS to Get Face Unlock Feature Suggests Code

Chrome OS to Get Face Unlock Feature Suggests Code

It looks like Google is preparing to bring a Face Unlock system to future devices running on its Chrome OS. The revelation comes by way of some newly added code in Chrome’s back-end. While the clues offered in code snippets can sometimes be a bit ambiguous, this sample seems pretty clear, with its key line…

NICE Adds Proactive Fraudster Identification to Call Center Platform

NICE Adds Proactive Fraudster Identification to Call Center Platform

“It will flag individuals displaying this suspicious behavior for further review, and add their voice biometrics to a watch list that can block them in future call attempts.” Call center security specialist NICE has announced a new AI system designed to automatically identify and flag fraudsters. Called “Proactive Fraudster Exposure”, it’s a new component of…

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