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Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

A new iPhone X copycat is looking to one-up Apple’s device with in-display fingerprint recognition, but the effort should probably be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism. For one thing, the device comes from a relatively unknown brand, Doogee, that is known for cheap devices with “low-end specs”, as The Verge reports. Nevertheless, the…

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will become a testing ground for innovative technologies including biometric authentication systems, thanks to a new Transportation Security Administration designation: The TSA has named the airport an official Innovation Task Force (ITF) site. The TSA ITF’s goal is to improve security, efficiency, and the customer experience at airports, and that…

Biometric Border Screening Kiosks Take to the Seas

Biometric Border Screening Kiosks Take to the Seas

Ferries del Caribe has become the first cruise line operator in the world to implement biometric border control kiosks onboard its ships. The deployments are the product of a collaboration with Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), and the culmination of a five-month trial program initiated last year. The ‘BorderXpress’ kiosks are, in…

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

“…75 percent of millennials said they are comfortable using biometrics now, compared to the general average of 67 percent, and 58 percent for those over the age of 55.” Consumers are more concerned than ever about digital security, and millennials are leading the charge to replace the password with biometrics, suggest the results of a…

Huawei Brings Facial Recognition to the Honor View 10

Huawei Brings Facial Recognition to the Honor View 10

Huawei is bringing facial recognition to its latest smartphone, the Honor View 10. The device was launched early this year without the feature, but is now getting it via a software update. The system will allow users to unlock their device just by looking at it, and will also show or hide lock screen notifications…

LastPass Authenticator Update Fixes Reported Bug

LastPass Authenticator Update Fixes Reported Bug

“The new LastPass Authenticator update provides a straightforward fix: Now you can’t access the TOTP codes without a fingerprint scan or PIN, if that additional security feature is enabled.” LastPass has upgraded the security of its LastPass Authenticator app to address a reported bug. The issue revolved around the password manager app’s time-based one-time password…

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

“[BIO-key’s] solution is designed to integrate with Microsoft Active Directory to enable multi-factor biometric authentication, and it’s compliant with the NIST 800-171 standard.” CyberCore Technologies is BIO-key‘s latest client. The company will integrate BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows into its solutions portfolio. CyberCore specializes in providing value added services to the commercial and government sectors,…

3DVerify Leverages 3D Cameras For Facial Recognition

3DVerify Leverages 3D Cameras For Facial Recognition

SensibleVision is offering further details on its 3D facial recognition software for mobile devices. First announced this past June, 3DVerify is designed to leverage 3D cameras for facial recognition. In September, SensibleVision announced that its solution had passed “tests that prove it works in broad daylight,” and the company now says it can function in…

Nok Nok Labs Celebrates First Implementation of FIDO UAF 1.1

Nok Nok Labs Celebrates First Implementation of FIDO UAF 1.1

Nok Nok Labs is celebrating its role in the first implementation of a FIDO UAF 1.1 product. The FIDO Alliance’s UAF 1.1 specification revolves around key attestation – making sure that it’s a real device that is authenticating, and not some kind of virtual spoof, with the use of cryptographic keys. And that, in turn,…

Alexa AI Upgrades Expand Voice Command Capabilities

Alexa AI Upgrades Expand Voice Command Capabilities

Amazon has announced a new smart home hub device and an improved version of its Alexa AI assistant platform. Priced at $149.99, the Echo Plus is an expansion of the pioneering Amazon Echo concept. It’s designed to automatically look for compatible smart home devices with the user command, “Alexa, discover my devices”; and compatible GE,…

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Powerful Tool Against Synthetic Identity Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Powerful Tool Against Synthetic Identity Fraud: BioCatch

Synthetic identity fraud is on the rise, and behavioral biometrics technology offers a powerful countermeasure, argues BioCatch’s Daniel Shkedi in a new post on the BioCatch blog. The idea of ‘synthetic identities’ essentially refers to the creation of fake identities based on stolen and fictitious personal data, such as the combination of a fake name…

LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

BioCatch and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have teamed up, the companies have announced. The partnership will see BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology integrated into the LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform, allowing administrators to view additional risk score data pertaining to user’s innate behavioral patterns. The system will also determine whether a user is genuine or a fraudster by…

Big-Name Consortium to Trial Cross-Border Banking in EU

Big-Name Consortium to Trial Cross-Border Banking in EU

“Barclays, HSBC, Orange, OT-Morpho, the Open Identity Exchange, and the UK Government Digital Service are all involved.” A consortium of some of the biggest names in FinTech and digital security is getting ready to trial a cross-national banking project in the European Union. The aim is essentially to develop and test a secure and convenient…

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft has added support for fingerprint recognition to the Android version of its Microsoft Authenticator app, reports Neowin. The app was announced late last month and is designed to let users replace passwords with their mobile devices, sending a push notification to their smartphones when they go to log in to their Microsoft accounts. Now,…

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog Gets Fast Iris Matching Tech Certified by SGS-TÜV Saar

Dermalog has received SGS-TÜV Saar certification for its iris recognition technology, the company has announced. SGS-TÜV Saar is a German testing and auditing firm primarily concerned with industrial facilities, environmental impact, consumer products, and management processes. In a statement announcing its certification, Dermalog says SGS-TÜV Saar has confirmed that its iris recognition technology can make 8.5 million…

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as…

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG is planning to bring facial recognition software to its new G6 smartphone, The Investor reports. The company is thought to have contracted another Korea-based company, Oez, to provide the technology. As The Investor reports, Oez’s facial recognition software takes up only 3.5MB – 5MB, and features liveness detection capabilities to prevent spoofing. LG’s move…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

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