biometric authentication

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…

Three New iPhones Featuring Face ID Coming in September: Reports

Three New iPhones Featuring Face ID Coming in September: Reports

“Overall, iPhone shipments are expected to reach 70-75 million units by the end of the year, forecasting a resurgence of popularity not seen since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.” With this autumn’s anticipated new iPhone launches fast approaching, details about the products – and their market expectations – are getting…

Lightspeed Technology Shrinks Biometric Camera to a Third of Previous Size

“Lightspeed says the camera can capture a dual face and iris image within three to five seconds of video, and from a distance of 14-20 inches.” Lightspeed Technology has significantly reduced the footprint of its biometric camera solution, announcing that it’s now only a third of its previous size. First announced this past spring, the…

India’s Postal Service Launches Digital Banking Platform

India’s Postal Service Launches Digital Banking Platform

“Cardholders can access their online accounts and perform transactions by scanning the QR code on the card, and then performing biometric authentication.” India’s postal service is launching a new digital banking service that includes a feature allowing customers to perform transactions using a QR code and biometric authentication. The overall aim of the newly-launched India…

High-Tech Diary for Kids Has Face Unlock Security

High-Tech Diary for Kids Has Face Unlock Security

A high-tech new diary for kids uses facial recognition to keep their secrets safe. Made by children’s toy maker VTech, the new Kidi Secrets Selfie Journal features front and rear cameras to let kids take photos of themselves – as its name suggests – and to keep a photo journal. It also lets them record…

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

“Restaurant and retail point-of-sale operations are ideal for biometrics-based identity management solutions. We are seeing greatly accelerated adoption of biometrics at the POS as business owners realize their ease of adoption and rapid return on investment.” -Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch A major US restaurant chain has embraced biometrics for employee management: Crossmatch has announced that…

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

“The key is to think about it like a credit card number, the agency says; you share this with merchants all the time, but you wouldn’t post it online for everyone to see.” The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again seeking to clarify how its Aadhaar biometric ID program works to the larger…

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

After a big corporate shakeup, SureID is looking to get back on track under new management. The Oregon-based company, which offers identity authentication solutions to the enterprise and government markets, has seen a tumultuous few years after losing a US Navy contract that had been a key base of revenue. Hundreds of jobs were cut…

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

Money20/20 is still a couple of months away, but artificial intelligence is already shaping up to be a major topic of conversation. It’s a prominent theme in four high-profile presentations slated for the event. One of them will see Morgan Stanley’s Chief Digital Officer of Wealth management, Naureen Hassan, deliver a talk entitled “AI in…

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Juniper Research is predicting a significant jump in data breaches over the coming years. In a new report entitled “The Future of Cybercrime & Security”, the market research firm predicts that the number of stolen digital records will rise from an anticipated 12 billion records this year to 146 billion records in 2023 – a…

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR has followed through on its promise to bring biometric transactions to the sports stadium concession stand: Fans of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, the Seahawks football team, and the Mariners baseball team can now buy snacks and drinks just by performing a fingerprint scan. It’s probably the most high-profile US deployments yet of a…

NEXT Biometrics Gets First Aadhaar Orders

NEXT Biometrics Gets First Aadhaar Orders

“NEXT Biometrics says the orders came through its domestic distribution partner, AqTronics Technologies, but that it’s also planning to establish its own subsidiary in India to facilitate future orders, which will be located in Bengaluru.” Just a couple of months after NEXT Biometrics received certification for its products’ use in India’s Aadhaar program, the company…

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