biometric authentication

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

New Biometric Sensor from FPC Targets Foldable Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Just a few years ago, the kind of biometric technology most familiar to everyday consumers was probably fingerprint recognition, thanks to the explosion of fingerprint sensors across a wide range of smartphones. But today, there’s a different modality in the spotlight: facial recognition. And sometimes that light isn’t very flattering. Much of the credit for…

Barclays and Hitachi Release Improved Finger Vein Reader

Barclays and Hitachi Release Improved Finger Vein Reader

Barclays has released an updated version of its biometric finger vein scanner. The new Barclays Biometric Reader is built with Hitachi’s VeinID technology, and has been fully integrated into the bank’s iPortal digital banking system for Barclays’ corporate clients. Like its predecessor, the new BBR eliminates the need for a password during the authentication process,…

Mitek Report Finds Consumers Still Wary of Digital Identity Tech

Mitek Report Finds Consumers Still Wary of Digital Identity Tech

Mitek has released a new report that examines digital identity from the consumer perspective. The report highlights some of the key trends that digital identity providers will need to take into account if they want to encourage more widespread use of their technology.  Mitek found that only 25 percent of consumers feel like they have…

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

In September, biometric authentication specialist Aware, Inc. announced a couple of C-suite changes, including the appointment of former IDEMIA executive Bob Eckel as the company’s new CEO. Now, Eckel has offered some insight into why he decided to take on this new adventure in an interview with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, not only providing some…

Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Announces Mohamed Lazzouni as CTO

Aware Inc., a provider of biometric software and services, has announced Mohamed Lazzouni as its new Chief Technology Officer. “I’m excited to be taking on the role of Chief Technology Officer at Aware,” said Lazzouni. “I have extensive experience in leading research and development teams in the areas of biometrics, authentication and identity.  I have great…

In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Featured on Vivo S5 Smartphone

In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Featured on Vivo S5 Smartphone

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

A new system for registering people living with HIV using biometric scanning is being declared ready for use after extensive testing in Kenya. In a joint study conducted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the University of Washington 8,794 individuals throughout western Kenya were registered using a biometric iris-scanning technology. As…

Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

The data hosting company Colocation America pitched facial recognition as a potential solution to data breaches in a recent post on its company blog. In the post, Colocation America explained that data breaches can often be attributed to one of three reasons, each of which can be addressed with better biometric security practices. The first…

ImageWare CEO Anticipates CCPA Bump in Q3 Update

ImageWare CEO Anticipates CCPA Bump in Q3 Update

Biometric authentication specialist ImageWare has issued its corporate update for the third quarter of 2019, showing improved year-over-year results. The company saw revenues of $785,000 in Q3, marking a substantial increase compared to its revenues of $736,000 in the third quarter of 2018. Gross profit for Q3 of 2019 came in at $647,000, compared to…

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Incode Secures $10 Million for New Biometric Identity Platform

Incode Secures $10 Million for New Biometric Identity Platform

Incode, a provider of secure biometric products for banking, payment and retail industries, recently announced that it has secured $10 million in funding to accelerate the growth and adoption of Incode Omni, its new biometric identity platform Incode Omni is being touted as a pioneering omnichannel biometric identity platform, and some of the tools that…

ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

YubiKey Bio Adds Fingerprint Recognition to Security Key

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Crypto-focused Biometric Encryption Startup Raises $2.2M in Seed Funding

Crypto-focused Biometric Encryption Startup Raises $2.2M in Seed Funding

Biometric cybersecurity startup Keyless has raised $2.2 million in its latest round of seed funding to expand on a product that uses biometrics to unlock users’ private keys. Keyless uses multi-party computation (MPC) at the heart of its service, a process where the users’ security key itself is split into multiple encrypted parts and then…

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition The biometric authentication specialist BIO-key International has announced that it will be displaying its wares as an exhibiting partner at the upcoming Microsoft Ignite technology conference. The event will run from November 4-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, where guests will be able to find BIO-key…

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

Fingerprints Launches Touchless 2.0 Face and Iris Scanning Platform

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

Money20/20: IDEMIA’s Matt Thompson on Making Mobile Digital ID a Reality [Audio Interview]

Money20/20: IDEMIA’s Matt Thompson on Making Mobile Digital ID a Reality [Audio Interview]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Las Vegas this week, where the biometrics and digital identity industries are converging on Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services conference. On Monday FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke with Matt Thompson, SVP Civil Identity, IDEMIA. The live interview begins with a discussion of IDEMIA’s efforts to digitize and…

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