biometric authentication

TypingDNA Expands Behavioral Biometrics Platform to Mobile

TypingDNA Expands Behavioral Biometrics Platform to Mobile

“TypingDNA has now applied its AI-driven behavioral biometrics technology to the mobile keypad, with its system available on iOS, Android, and Facebook’s React Native mobile app framework.” TypingDNA has expanded the reach of its behavioral biometrics platform, announcing that it’s now available on mobile. The authentication system revolves around the analysis of users’ typing patterns…

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

TSA Planning to Increase Biometric Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has announced plans to increase the testing of biometric facial recognition systems at airport security checkpoints and baggage drops by its agents next year, as it evaluates the technology for a potential future deployment. The aim of the program is to help TSA officers with the process of passenger and…

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru has unveiled a biometric flash drive with fingerprint recognition capabilities. Dubbed the Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30, the new USB device is OS agnostic, and is compatible smart TVs and many pieces of industrial equipment in addition to Mac and Windows computers. The key selling point, however, is the device’s fingerprint security. The Bio-Elite30 has a…

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

Thai Bank Embraces Multimodal Biometrics

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has announced the launch of fingerprint and facial recognition authentication methods for customers of its TMRW digital banking brand. With the announcement, TMRW, the first mobile-only bank in Thailand, also becomes the first bank in Thailand to offer multimodal biometric authentication. “At TMRW, we are committed to making banking simpler, more…

Large Portion of Irish Adults Still Using Year-Old Passwords: OneLogin Study

Large Portion of Irish Adults Still Using Year-Old Passwords: OneLogin Study

OneLogin is taking a closer look at Ireland’s password habits as it celebrates the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The company commissioned a YouGov study that polled 1,000 Irish adults, and found that a large portion (39 percent) of the Irish population is still using the same password that they were using 12…

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

Multinational chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the follow-up to their 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint sensor, saying the new 3D Sonic Max will be 17 times larger than the original and allow for the scanning of up to two fingerprints at once for increased security. The 3D Sonic Sensor was released last year and uses ultrasonic sound…

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

LastPass Identity Update Enables Passwordless Logins for the Enterprise

LastPass Identity Update Enables Passwordless Logins for the Enterprise

LogMeIn has expanded the utility of its LastPass Identity solution to enable passwordless logins for the enterprise. The update leverages the company’s password management technology and the LastPass MFA authentication suite to allow employees to access work accounts and devices with secure biometric technology. The improved LastPass Identity will empower IT technicians to monitor every…

Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Winnipeg Police Headquarters will have 11 biometric hand scanners installed at entrances and exits to track which officers are in the building at any given time, the CBC reports. The addition of the scanners comes as a result of a $158,000 human resources upgrade approved by Winnipeg’s city council in 2018, and will be connected to…

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

Juniper Forecasts Rise of Biometric Mobile Payments

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

“The partnership helps to further consolidate FacePhi’s already strong position in the Latin American financial services market…” FacePhi has closed its tenth deal of the year, announcing that Mexico-based Albo has opted to use its biometric authentication solutions. Launched in 2016, Albo is a startup digital banking platform that offers digital accounts, a budgeting app,…

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Kaspersky Lab Shows Off Ring with Fake Fingerprint

Digital security firm Kaspersky Lab has shown off a new ring with a fake fingerprint that is meant to protect the wearer’s biometric data. With the increased reliance on the use of biometric data for user authentication has come an increased concern about that biometric data being stolen or compromised. The ring, made of “thousands…

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Watch and iPhone users can now use Apple Pay Express Transit to pay for buses, trams, and the Underground in London. The feature allows the city’s commuters to purchase transit fare without Touch ID or Face ID authentication (or a double click of the Apple Watch), thereby allowing them to pass through turnstiles and…

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech is highlighting the utility of the IriKey wallet for people who need to secure and transfer high-value financial assets. In a new statement, the company specifically mentions online gambling, cryptocurrency, and overseas remittances, presenting the IriKey as a more secure alternative to conventional financial platforms.   The IriKey itself is a hardware wallet with…

Hyundai Connected Car App Supports Pixel 4 Face Unlock

Hyundai Connected Car App Supports Pixel 4 Face Unlock

Hyundai’s connected car app has recently received a major update making it the latest in a line of apps to support the Face Unlock biometric authentication system found on the Google Pixel 4. Along with the new Face Unlock support, the updated MyHyundai with Blue Link app delivers a major UI overhaul that brings it…

Papua New Guinea Deployment Illustrates Growing Reach of Financial Services Biometrics

Papua New Guinea Deployment Illustrates Growing Reach of Financial Services Biometrics

“This will help the bank to detect potential duplicate accounts in its databases, and will allow registered customers to easily authenticate on subsequent visits to the bank when they’re seeking to perform actions such as applying for a loan or a replacement bank card.” As it continues to expand in the industry, biometric security is…

Xyntek Partners with Nymi for Continuous Biometric Authentication

Xyntek Partners with Nymi for Continuous Biometric Authentication

The pharmaceutical IP company Xyntek has partnered with Nymi to integrate the latter’s wearable technology into its Turnkey Biometrics Authentication Platform. Xyntek’s platform leverages biometric tech to facilitate the creation of secure e-signatures, making it easier for medical and laboratory professionals to sign off on critical procedures and business operations. While Xyntek is currently compatible…

Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London

Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London

Ride hailing giant Uber is being pressured to provide the biometric data of its drivers in an effort to increase the safety and security of passengers in London. The request comes from Transport for London (TfL), the city agency that regulates public transportation, on the eve of the expiration of Uber’s licence to operate in…

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