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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…

ImageWare Issues Q4 2016 Results

ImageWare Issues Q4 2016 Results

“In a statement announcing the results, ImageWare highlighted partnership agreements established during Q4 with Avatier and SAP, and a partnership expansion with Fujitsu…” ImageWare has issued its corporate update for Q4 and the year-end of 2016. For the quarter, there was little change in comparison to Q4 of 2015. Revenues for both periods came in…

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

“…with the remarkable success of its IdentityX deployment in the mobile app of American bank USAA, Daon has gone on to work with heavyweights like Mastercard and has become one of the most notable success stories of the mobile biometrics revolution.” Daon‘s mobile biometrics technology has found its way into a big new deployment in the…

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID has added eye biometrics to its BioID Web Service via a new beta test. The service already supported fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing web developers to leverage mobile biometric authentication via the BioID Connect mobile app. Soon, they’ll also be able to use periocular biometrics – eye lashes, brows, wrinkles in the skin around the…

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box is celebrating the success of its first deployment of biometric automated eGate technology with a private transportation service. The project was implemented in France’s St. Pancras International rail station in collaboration with the Eurostar transportation company, and with the cooperation of the French Ministry of Interior and border police. The eGates are meant to…

STC Group Announces Upgraded VoiceKey Solutions

STC Group Announces Upgraded VoiceKey Solutions

STC Group has announced a new version of its VoiceKey platform (stylized “VoiceKey.PLATFORM”) featuring upgraded VoiceKey.AGENT and VoiceKey.FRAUD components. Designed for call center deployments, VoiceKey.AGENT uses voice recognition to authenticate callers. VoiceKey.FRAUD complements this feature by enabling “search and identification of fraudsters” during calls and with recordings, according to a statement announcing the upgraded platform.…

Aware Year-End Results Show ‘Strong Financial Performance’

Aware Year-End Results Show ‘Strong Financial Performance’

“In explaining the strong revenue and income performance for 2016, Aware credited major biometric licensing sales to the US Marine Corps, the Navy, and a government integrator.” Aware, Inc. has announced its Q4 and year-end results for 2016. Compared to Q4 of 2015, revenues were down, from $6.9 million to $3.9 million. Operating income also…

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate to Tout Benefits of Biometrics at HIMSS17

NextGate will attend the HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Exhibition and plans to highlight its biometric solution for patient identification and EHR management, the company has announced. NextGate introduced facial recognition to its MatchMetrix patient records management system late last summer, and quickly proceeded to integrate it into its XDS Registry & Repository platform. In a…

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics Sensor Gets Certification From China’s Banking Card Test Center

Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center (BCTC). The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted…

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

LG Pivots to Goodix for New Smartphones’ Fingerprint Sensors

Goodix is celebrating a major new client, with LG having integrated a Goodix fingerprint sensor into its new K10 and Stylus 3 smartphones. The announcement came at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. LG has evidently opted to shake things up after having used an IDEX fingerprint sensor in its Stylo 2 V and its Stylus…

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

Kensington Announces FIDO-Compliant Key Designed for Windows 10

California-based desktop and mobile accessory maker Kensington has announced a new second-factor authentication key with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Called the VeriMark Fingerprint Key, the solution was launched at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device is designed to work with Windows Hello, the biometric security system built into Windows 10; as…

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