biometric authentication

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

The Government of India is using biometric tech to implement a new program that will provide monetary support to small farmers in the country. The program is called Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (or PM-Kishan Yojana), and provides eligible farmers (those with less than two hectares of land) with 6,000 rupees every year. To receive…

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

Dell has unveiled the latest iteration of its Latitude series of computers, offering a raft of new features to enterprise-level customers. In addition to the expected performance upgrades – including better connectivity and battery life – Dell is delivering biometric security tools to better address the data safety concerns of modern employees.      Specifically, the…

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

OneSpan Protects United Bulgarian Bank with Biometrics

OneSpan Protects United Bulgarian Bank with Biometrics

OneSpan has found a new client for its mobile security services. The company has announced that the United Bulgarian Bank is now using both Cronto and its Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its six-month-old mobile banking app. “We want to improve and expand the use of our digital channels, especially mobile,” said Iliyana Voynova, the…

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy is bringing its biometric identity technology to a new partnership with Boxer Security, S.A., a private security firm operating in Peru. Boxer provides its clients with a raft of security services that range from perimeter control and fleet transportation to consulting and events, and will be using Ipsidy’s Access platform to ensure employees make…

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

The AI software firm Cyleron has launched a new behavioral biometrics security solution designed for corporate customers. Dubbed CyleronCentry, the new platform uses keyboard biometrics and machine learning to build a user profile based on the typing habits of an employee. That profile can then be used as a template to provide ongoing passive authentication.…

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued its Annual Report for 2018, detailing a difficult year that the company has nevertheless been able to navigate effectively. In his commentary in the report, Fingerprints CEO Christian Fredrikson is upfront about the challenges the company has faced, noting that a 30 percent drop (compared to 2017) in the Average…

Sony Patent Adds Biometric Sensor to PS5 Controller

Sony Patent Adds Biometric Sensor to PS5 Controller

Sony is finally sharing details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 5, but the latest bit of news comes from a recently disclosed patent rather than the company itself. The details are complicated, but the concept is relatively straightforward. The patent would insert a biometric sensor into the body of the standard PS5 controller. The sensor…

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

As the biometrics revolution has continued to accelerate over the last several years, the enterprise sector has proven to be one of the ripest areas of adoption. Businesses and other organizations have always had particular security needs, and in the past these have been met with solutions like office keys and security guards. But as…

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon is hoping to raise accountability and reduce fraud with a new policy that requires Amazon Flex delivery drivers to take a selfie to confirm their identity. The new requirement specifically applies to Amazon Flex drivers working as independent contractors, who make deliveries with their personal vehicles. This is not the first time that a…

UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale Facilitated by Yoti’s Biometrics

UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale Facilitated by Yoti’s Biometrics

Yoti is further illustrating the versatility of its digital identity platform with the news that the UK government’s housing department has used it in a trial of blockchain-based home sale. Part of Her Majesty’s Land Registry’s ‘Digital Street’ R&D program, the blockchain home sale was facilitated in partnership with Yoti, Premier Property Lawyers, Barclays, ShieldPay,…

TypingDNA Looks to Capitalize on Behavioral Biometrics Demand with New Sales VP

TypingDNA Looks to Capitalize on Behavioral Biometrics Demand with New Sales VP

“In his new position with TypingDNA, Freeman will be based in the company’s US office, and will focus on building its presence in the American market.” As it seeks to expand, Romania-based behavioral biometrics startup TypingDNA has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales. The new VP, Terry Freeman, comes to the…

NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

“…it’s fitting that NEXT Biometrics’ One Touch Access readers are compatible with that OS, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.” NEXT Biometrics is now the supplier of biometric fingerprint sensors for Key Source International’s KSI 1700 series keyboards. The company has announced that KSI has ordered its One Touch Access fingerprint readers, with…

Mobylabs Uses FPC Tech for New Contactless Keyfob

Mobylabs Uses FPC Tech for New Contactless Keyfob

Fingerprint Cards has found another application for its fingerprint technology. The company has announced a new team-up with Mobylabs, a UK-based payment specialist that will be using a Fingerprints touch sensor in its new contactless key fob platform. The new key fob is called the AIRTAG Sense, and it allows the user to store another…

Kaspersky Lab Unearths Dark Web e-Shop that Sells Stolen Digital Identities

Kaspersky Lab Unearths Dark Web e-Shop that Sells Stolen Digital Identities

Kaspersky Lab has shared the results of an investigation that has troubling implications for digital security providers, exposing a massive darknet e-shop that sells stolen digital identities. The storefront is called Genesis, and its vendors are able to copy and even create unique ‘digital masks’ – profiles associated with behavioral and device data that some…

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Patent Describes Advanced Biometric Authentication for Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Here’s How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future of IoT

Here’s How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future of IoT

“With biometric technology, IoT providers can ensure data security across an entire network without increasing the burden on the end user.” IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains…

Veridium Selected for Mastercard’s Startup Accelerator Program

Veridium Selected for Mastercard’s Startup Accelerator Program

Veridium has become the latest biometrics specialist to join Mastercard Start Path, the financial services giant’s startup accelerator program. It’s an impressive feat. Only about 40 startups are admitted to the program each year, and Veridium says it was part of an applicant pool of almost 2,000. Criteria for selection include demonstrated commercial traction, seed…

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