biometrics

BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key CEO Upbeat Despite Ongoing Trade Tensions in Q2 Update

BIO-key has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30th. The results reflect, to some extent, the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, alongside ongoing progress in BIO-key’s other business activities. Revenues for the quarter came in at $728,383, a slight decline (2.7 percent) against Q2 revenues…

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Emphasizes Smart Card Progress in Q2 Update

IDEX Biometrics has issued its corporate update for the second quarter and first half of 2019, emphasizing the progress the fingerprint biometrics specialist has made in positioning itself in the emerging biometric payment cards market. Highlights in the update include the establishment of IDEX’s largest customer commitment to date – a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal…

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

Ohio Defends, but Limits Access to, Facial Recognition Database

Ohio Defends, but Limits Access to, Facial Recognition Database

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has announced that law enforcement officers will now need to undergo training in order to gain access to the state’s Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG), which includes the state’s facial recognition database. Until then, the AG is cutting off access to thousands of state officials, dropping the number of people…

Amazon Rekognition Learns to See Human Fear

Amazon Rekognition Learns to See Human Fear

Amazon is claiming that it can see fear thanks to improvements to its Rekognition facial recognition platform. The latest update introduces more accurate gender and age identification. It will also be better at reading people’s emotions based on their facial characteristics, adding fear to a list that already includes happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm,…

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Stops More Complex Forms of Fraud

BioCatch: Behavioral Biometrics Stops More Complex Forms of Fraud

BioCatch is once again highlighting the advantages of behavioral biometrics in a new blog post that details two case studies in which the BioCatch platform was used to stop more complex forms of fraud. In the post, the company notes that many anti-fraud solutions protect a single access point, either with a password or a…

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Provides Fingerprint Sensors for Unnamed Access Control Provider

NEXT Biometrics is expanding its market reach through a new partnership with an unnamed provider of access control solutions for the global market. The deal specifically concerns NEXT’s One Touch ID 2010 ultra-slim FAP20 fingerprint sensor, which will be integrated into a range of identity verification and access control devices over the course of the…

Security Researchers Allege Vulnerability in Popular Biometric Access Control System

Security Researchers Allege Vulnerability in Popular Biometric Access Control System

Researchers with the digital security firm VPNMentor have alleged a serious security issue concerning Biostar 2, Suprema’s popular biometric access control system. The researchers say they were able to gain access to BioStar 2 databases containing fingerprint and facial biometrics data, usernames and passwords, and the personal information of employees of companies using BioStar 2.…

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

Five More Airlines Join the TSA’s PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, PAL Express, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. The TSA’s PreCheck program allows eligible passengers to register…

Credence ID’s Flagship Biometric Handheld Gets Tough in Major Upgrade

Credence ID’s Flagship Biometric Handheld Gets Tough in Major Upgrade

“ID applications such as border control, benefit distributions, healthcare, elections, law enforcement and public safety will all benefit from these enhancements.” – Yash Shah, CTO, Credence ID Credence ID has announced a new, ruggedized version of its CredenceTWO biometric handheld – the CredenceTWO-R. The device builds on the foundation of the CredenceTWO’s core features, including…

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Over half a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have now received biometric identity documents, the United Nations’ refugee agency has announced. Speaking at a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic called the biometric identity cards “fraud-proof”, and explained that they have been jointly issued by UNHCR and Bangladeshi…

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

“FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy A10s, there’s a chance that Samsung may have used technology from another provider for the final version of the A10s.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone.…

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

“…Google has indicated the feature will be coming to any phone running Android 7.0 (or something more recent) in the next few days, while the service will presumably make its way to services like Gmail at some point in the future.” Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android…

Cognitec Provides Face Recognition Tech for Photo Management Platform

Cognitec Provides Face Recognition Tech for Photo Management Platform

Cognitec’s FaceVACS Engine 9.4 is being deployed in the upcoming version of Nero’s MediaHome platform, allowing MediaHome customers to sort and edit their digital photos with facial recognition technology. The tech will recognize the same face across multiple images and group those photos together for slideshows, storage, and other purposes. “Our customers really enjoy this…

Ipsidy CEO Highlights Global Growth Efforts in Q2 Update

Ipsidy CEO Highlights Global Growth Efforts in Q2 Update

“We are focused on specific international opportunities, where we are starting to see active interest in our solutions.” – Philip Beck, Chairman & CEO, Ipsidy Ipsidy has announced its results for the second quarter (Q2) of the 2019 fiscal year, ended June 30th. Revenues for the quarter came in at $0.6 million, compared to revenues…

Egis Reports Revenue Jump in Q2 Results

Egis Technology has issued its Q2 results for the 2019 fiscal year, with the Taiwan-based biometrics specialist reporting a jump in revenues. The company says it saw revenues of NT 1.899 billion, an increase of 36 percent from the previous quarter, and a jump of 28 percent year over year. Earnings per share came in…

Ipsidy Eyes LATAM Market Through Partnership with AS•NET

Ipsidy Eyes LATAM Market Through Partnership with AS•NET

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

Researchers Use Tape and Glasses to Spoof Face ID Liveness Detection

Researchers Use Tape and Glasses to Spoof Face ID Liveness Detection

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Synaptics has issued its results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, ended June 30th. The quarter saw the continuation of a downward trend in revenues seen in its last quarterly update, with net revenues coming in at $295.1 million. That’s 24 percent lower than revenues in the same quarter of last year, and…

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