biometric authentication

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

“More and more people are getting used to confirming their identities with a face scan, and thus a growing number of end users are going to appreciate this option in DigitalPersona v3.0.” Crossmatch has implemented the latest major upgrade to its flagship authentication platform. DigitalPersona v3.0 offers a number of new features, but perhaps the…

Behavioral Biometrics Offers PSD2 Compliance: BehavioSec

Behavioral Biometrics Offers PSD2 Compliance: BehavioSec

BehavioSec is highlighting its technology’s compliance with Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), the European Union’s major regulation for payment services and transactions. In a new post on its website, BehavioSec points out the PSD2 now requires ‘Strong Customer Authentication‘ (SCA), which it defines as the use of two of three authentication factors – something the…

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

“… one supplier involved in the VCSEL laser technology needed for Face ID, Win Semiconductors, posted revenues of about $149.47 million for Q2 of 2018, a 19.71 percent year-over-year increase.” A new industry report offers further evidence that Apple is planning to bring its 3D facial recognition system to all of its new iPhones and…

New Partnership Solidifies BIO-key’s Presence in India

New Partnership Solidifies BIO-key’s Presence in India

“With its extensive biometric national ID program, increasingly used to authenticate citizens across a range of services in the public and private sectors, India may represent a particularly fertile market for BIO-key’s fingerprint scanner products.” A new partner could help to extend BIO-key‘s reach in the Indian market. Called Quantum Business Advisory, or “QB Advisory”,…

AssureID Brings Selfie Authentication to Home Buying

AssureID Brings Selfie Authentication to Home Buying

“We believe in empowering individuals to create secure transactions and found that Acuant has the same mission with products to enable trust while keeping processes streamlined.” – Ryan Harris, CEO, Noodigs An innovative new Acuant client is taking advantage of its AssureID identity verification platform. Called Noodigs, the client is aiming to launch a digital…

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface smart cards has passed “engineering integration and validation” tests with authentication and transaction security specialist Feitian, the company has announced. IDEX and Feitian first announced…

Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost every Indian adult is now enrolled in Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID database, according to a new report from The Economic Times. It’s a matter of some speculation, but the numbers add up. The central government says that a little over 1.2 billion people have been enrolled in the program; meanwhile, authorities also project…

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

“It’s a testament to our technology and global brand to be recognized and selected by a leader in the IT communications industry from across the globe” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client for its biometric security technology: The company has announced that T-Systems, a Hungarian IT consultancy, has ordered fingerprint scanners…

Jumio Partners With Backbase

Jumio Partners With Backbase

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Welsh fingerprint sensor startup Touch Biometrix has managed to acquire some funding from the Wales government. The funding comes from the SMARTCymru program, which is aimed at supporting businesses across five phases of development. For Touch Biometrix, the funding will apply to the first phase – “Technical and Commercial Feasibility”. In announcing the funding, Touch…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

Fingerprint and Face Biometrics Now Protect Bank of America Merrill’s Mobile App

Fingerprint and Face Biometrics Now Protect Bank of America Merrill’s Mobile App

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has brought fingerprint and facial recognition to its mobile app, CashPro Mobile. The biometric technology is used for mobile login, offering stronger security and greater convenience for end users. A lot of users stand to benefit from the move. Aimed primarily at treasurers in businesses, the CashPro app is used…

Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

Korean Researchers Detail Transparent, Flexible Fingerprint Sensor System

“As the researchers explain, transparent fingerprint sensor technology ‘is highly sought after’ given the growing prevalence of biometric security on smartphones and smartwatches, and device makers’ interest in maximizing screen space. “ Korean researchers have developed a capacitive fingerprint sensor technology that is both transparent and flexible. As outlined in a paper for Nature Communications,…

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…

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