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MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

Invixium Software Integrated Into Paxton’s Net2

Invixium Software Integrated Into Paxton’s Net2

Invixium has connected its IXM WEB biometric software to another access control platform: It now supports Paxton’s Net2 solution. The integration should help with biometric onboarding of end users, with Net2 administrators being instantly transitioned to the IXM WEB system for biometric registration. Meanwhile, IXM WEB’s IXM Link module automatically syncs user data between the…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards has joined two major industry alliances that could considerably extend its influence in the payments industry. One of them, Eurosmart, brings together digital security solutions providers in the interest of promoting the industry and collaborating to help establish the European Union’s Digital Single Market. FPC has joined the alliance as an executive member,…

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

In the wake of this month’s Equifax data breach, BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale is urging readers of his company’s blog, “Don’t Get Mad, Get Furious”. Clearly exasperated, DePasquale argues that the breach – and the many others that followed it – don’t so much illustrate that hackers are a step ahead of us, but rather…

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix has officially announced its ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication platform. The platform makes use of trusted device identification and push notifications for user authentication. And, as ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner explained in a statement announcing the solution, ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication is also supported by “anonymized global shared intelligence”. Additionally, the platform now supports FIDO…

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new module design for its fingerprint sensor technology. Called T-Shape, the module is intended specifically for smart card applications. T-Shape is designed to comply with ISO standards for smart cards, and FPC is aiming for Card Quality Management compliance as well. The module takes advantage of the ultra-thin FCP1300 fingerprint…

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

The ripple effects of Apple’s move to facial recognition with the iPhone X are already being seen across the mobile biometrics industry. With the company having pioneered the mobile fingerprint scanning revolution with its Touch ID system over the last four years, many had looked to Apple to lead the charge to in-display fingerprint scanning…

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

The deal comes after FacePhi rebranded its flagship solution from its previous moniker, ‘Selphi,’ to its new name, ‘ME.’ A new contract will see FacePhi technology used for digital onboarding of Red Link customers in Argentina. Red Link is an operator of ATM networks in the country, and evidently has extensive business ties: According to…

Shift to Cloud-Based Biometrics is Coming: Acuity

Shift to Cloud-Based Biometrics is Coming: Acuity

“Proponents of on-device biometric authentication argue that server-side systems are vulnerable to breaches, but Most says these concerns ‘have been sensationalized.’” Cloud-based biometric authentication is emerging as a key trend in digital services, argues a new white paper from Acuity Market Intelligence. The trend will be particularly important for financial services organizations, who ignore it…

Princeton Identity Appoints New Marketing VP

Princeton Identity Appoints New Marketing VP

Princeton Identity has appointed a new VP of Sales and Marketing. Bob McKee is now leading the charge in the biometrics specialist’s promotional efforts. McKee comes to the company from McKee & Associates Inc., of which he served as President from November of last year; and before that, he was President of Paxton Access Ltd.…

Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

A new surveillance solution uses facial recognition and license plate identification technology. Called Intelligent Video Analytics Recorder (IVAR), the solution was developed by Gorilla Technology. It can send push notifications when individuals are spotted entering restricted areas; or it can likewise be configured to spot VIPs for enhanced customer service. It can be set up…

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

The new facial recognition system on Apple’s iPhone X is generating a lot of buzz, but a sizeable proportion of iOS users are skeptical about whether they would actually use it, according to new survey findings from Juniper Research’s new report, “Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Banking & Contactless Payments”. Polling a thousand smartphone users evenly…

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

Another new smartphone from Xiaomi is using Fingerprint Cards technology for user authentication. Not to be confused with the HiSense A1, which also uses an FPC sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features an FPC1035 sensor model. News of its integration comes only about a week after the announcement of two other Xiaomi device integrations, with…

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

“The growing scope of security breaches is making the need for action increasingly clear, and we are seeing this in our customer dialogues, in the pace of inbound inquiries, and importantly in the shortening of the sales cycle in more and more customer dialogues.” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client in the…

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA is proclaiming the success of its Boston Logan International Airport deployment in collaboration with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection agency. First announced this past spring, the pioneering program was meant to explore the use of biometric facial recognition technology – provided by SITA – as a replacement for passengers’ travel documents.…

RS2 Announces Support for Invixium Biometric Readers

RS2 Announces Support for Invixium Biometric Readers

RS2’s Access It! access control software now supports Invixium biometric readers thanks to a new partnership between the companies. The support is enabled through Invixium’s IXM Link module, which enables automatic synchronization of user data between databases, allowing RS2’s Access It! software to work with Invixium’s IXM WEB software. For RS2, it’s just the latest…

Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Next Wednesday, September 27, FindBiometrics is hosting an exclusive expert webinar event: Biometric Governments in Practice. The live webcast is the culmination of Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics in which we are placing a focus on the identity management technologies that are redefining ideas surrounding borders, nation’s, citizenry, and politics. At FindBiometrics we pride ourselves…

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

While fingerprint recognition has tended to see strong growth and revenues in the past, new biometric modalities like vein, iris, and facial recognition are seeing “strong adoption across industries,” according to Frost & Sullivan TechVision Senior Industry Analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. That’s one of the key findings in Frost & Sullivan’s new report, “Cybersecurity Innovations in…

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

“We live in a post-breach world, where usernames and passwords are defunct”. Faulkner added that Nok Nok Lab’s FIDO-compliant solutions allow ThreatMetrix to offer customers “the industry’s most comprehensive approach to authenticating users securely and with minimal friction.”-Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix Nok Nok Labs and ThreatMetrix have joined forces to enhance the authentication capabilities…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

“The Note8’s launch comes immediately after Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X, which uses facial recognition as the sole biometric modality for user authentication.” Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has officially launched around the world. The smartphone is the latest Samsung device to prominently feature iris recognition technology, following in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices…

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

“Precise Biometrics argued that the issue of liveness detection on mobile devices – which are increasingly being used for online purchases – is quickly becoming a critical issue.” Precise Biometrics has published a white paper on the importance of liveness detection for mobile biometrics. Entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market,” the…

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

Fingerprint Cards‘ mobile business is on the upswing after a difficult first half of the year, but the iPhone X has thrown a wrench into the market. In a statement announcing its revenue range for Q3 of this year, FPC said it is “currently experiencing a cautious market”, and pointed to the announcement of Apple’s…

OT-Morpho to Deliver Highly Anticipated H1 Results on October 6

OT-Morpho to Deliver Highly Anticipated H1 Results on October 6

“At the time of the merger’s completion, the companies had a combined annual revenue of €2.8 billion; thus not only investors but business analysts and others will be curious to see how the company has performed in the ensuing months.” OT-Morpho will deliver its financial results for the first half of the year on October 6th,…

FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

“FaceTec’s ZoOm software, meanwhile, is available for any mobile device running iOS 8.3 and up, or Android 4.3 and up.” FaceTec is celebrating the iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system for pushing the field of mobile biometrics forward – and for highlighting the value of other facial recognition tools where iPhone X technology isn’t…

Biometric Audit Trails Can Thwart Data Center Insider Attacks: BioConnect

Biometric Audit Trails Can Thwart Data Center Insider Attacks: BioConnect

Biometric security is critical to data colocation centers, argues BioConnect’s James Shannon in a new post on the company’s blog. Shannon asserts that because most data centers have excellent perimeter security, “any data center operator will tell you that the greatest risk they face is a security breach from within.” And those breaches aren’t always…

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Service

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Service

Fujitsu has announced a new cloud-based biometric authentication service for enterprise clients. It’s called BIOaaS, for Biometrics-as-a-Service. BIOaaS operates out of Fujitsu’s recently opened Intelligent Security Operations Center in Dallas, and runs on K5, Fujitsu’s cloud computing program, though it’s also available via Amazon Web Services. It supports multiple biometric modalities beyond the palm vein…

GALLERY: The Faces of Biometrics at FedID 17

GALLERY: The Faces of Biometrics at FedID 17

The inaugural Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 17) took place in Washington D.C. this week and FindBiometrics was there.  FedID is the US government’s flagship outreach and collaboration-building event focused on the identity technology community, and as such, thought leadership, product announcements, and biometric demonstrations characterized the conference formerly known as the Global Identity Summit.…

Zwipe Partners With Identiv

Zwipe Partners With Identiv

“The development comes soon after Zwipe acquired new distribution partners for its biometric access control cards last month, with Nexus Group offering Zwipe Access to clients in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe…” Zwipe has partnered with US-based Identiv to encode the RFID chips in its line of biometric smart cards. In a statement announcing…

Mitek Launches Mobile Biometric ID Verification System for Online Loan Applications

Mitek Launches Mobile Biometric ID Verification System for Online Loan Applications

At this week’s FinovateFall conference, Mitek has announced a new solution tailored for the fintech crowd. Called Mobile Verify for Lending, it’s a simple user verification system for online loan applications. When an applicant requests a loan from a desktop browser, they are then taken to their online banking service and asked to log in.…

How the iPhone X’s Face ID Is Shaking Up Consumer Electronics

How the iPhone X’s Face ID Is Shaking Up Consumer Electronics

There was plenty to be excited about in Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X – mostly in the positive sense, other than the price tag – but one aspect that has caught quite a lot of attention is the smartphone’s Face ID facial recognition system, which replaces Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system on the…

Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

As the US shifts this week to Same Day ACH for debit payments, BioCatch is making the case for behavioral biometrics to help prevent a likely uptick in fraud. With the rule change, which takes effect tomorrow, banks are required to provide two settlement windows per day for transactions made through the standard Automated Clearing…

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Asia Pacific is a Gold sponsor of the 26th GovernmentWare conference in Singapore, and will be on hand to show off its solutions for government security. Its biometric offerings will play a large role, with NEC’s NeoFace Watch offering realtime facial recognition for video surveillance, and NeoFace Image demonstrating how facial recognition can be…

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit  $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

“Acuity predicts that by the end of this year, over 1.9 billion biometric mobile devices will be in use, and that this will grow to 5.5 billion devices by 2022, when 98 percent of all smartphones will have biometric capabilities.” The mobile biometrics market will see dramatic growth over the next several years, rising from…

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

All over the world national governments are turning to biometrics for civil ID. Successful large scale implementations of biometrics-based national ID are emboldening countries – from the Philippines to France – to register their citizens for reasons as far ranging as naked payments and financial inclusion, to digital democracy and national security. This week, for…

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas is now underway, and attendees are getting a look at the demos previously promised by FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs. One of the demos shows off the potential of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect worldwide login service. The collaboration with Interbev uses the MobileConnect App and its attendant biometric…

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box has announced a new refinement of its Orchestra passenger processing platform dubbed “Seamless Totem”. The aim, as usual, is to streamline passenger processing using biometric identification, with facial recognition technology identifying customers as they travel through the various contact points of an airport. Now, Seamless Totem brings that system to ports and land border…

FedID: Interview With Green Bit’s Nadia Reid [AUDIO]

FedID: Interview With Green Bit’s Nadia Reid [AUDIO]

The inaugural FedID conference is currently underway in Washington D.C. and FindBiometrics is there on the show floor. Reporting from the exhibition floor, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill spoke with Nadia Reid, VP of Business and Sales Development, Green Bit. The interview begins with talk of what makes Green Bit stand out as a company in…

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

Apple’s introduction of Face ID on its new iPhone X smartphone is “another sign of the speed of innovation when it comes to biometrics,” but the future is multimodal, writes Fingerprint Cards CTO Pontus Jägemalm on his company’s inaugural blog post. Noting that the fingerprint biometrics specialist acquired iris recognition solutions provider Delta ID earlier this…

Socure Announces v3.0 of ID+ Platform

Socure Announces v3.0 of ID+ Platform

Socure has announced a new version of its digital ID platform, ID+. Offering modular identification solutions based on a single API, version 3.0 of the system enables verification of personal details like address, phone number, email, and so on, against data collected from over 300 online and offline sources. For high-risk transactions, the system allows…

OT-Morpho Opens Silicon Valley Innovation Center

OT-Morpho Opens Silicon Valley Innovation Center

OT-Morpho has opened a new innovation center in Redwood, where visitors will get a hands-on look at the company’s various technologies. The center will involve a series of demo areas constructed to simulate everyday environments such as a coffee shop or a retail store. As they tour the facilities, visitors will have the opportunity to…

What Does Apple’s Face ID Mean For Mobile Biometrics?

What Does Apple’s Face ID Mean For Mobile Biometrics?

Apple unveiled the iPhone X yesterday at its annual September event. Making good on months of speculation that a larger screen on the flagship smartphone would necessitate changes in its biometric authentication features, Tim Cook and crew introduced Face ID: an always-on facial recognition feature replacing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that’s become ubiquitous with…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new Xiaomi smartphones. The Mi Mix 2 features an FPC1235 sensor model, the same one used in the original Mi Mix device and a white model launched near the start of this year. The Mi Note 3, meanwhile, features an FPC1268 sensor, a change from the…

Apple Picks Facial Recognition Over Fingerprints on iPhone X

Apple Picks Facial Recognition Over Fingerprints on iPhone X

Apple unveiled its newest devices today, and contrary to much speculation the iPhone 8 does not feature a facial recognition system – but the iPhone X does. To be clear, much of the speculation was correct, with the name of the new flagship device being the central error. The iPhone X does indeed enable user…

OT-Morpho Launches MorphoTop Slim Fingerprint Scanner at FedID

OT-Morpho Launches MorphoTop Slim Fingerprint Scanner at FedID

The MorphoTop Slim can capture ten fingerprints, rolled or flat, in under two seconds. OT-Morpho has announced a new fingerprint scanning device offering a compact form thanks to a design based on Thin-Film Transistor technology. Called the MorphoTop Slim, it can capture ten fingerprints rolled or flat, and can do so in under two seconds,…

BIO-key CEO to Speak at Sidoti & Company Conference

BIO-key CEO to Speak at Sidoti & Company Conference

BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale will deliver a presentation at the Sidoti & Company Fall 2017 Conference at the end of this month, the company has announced. It won’t be the first time Sidoti affiliates will have heard from a biometrics company: Last year, Rx Safes made its pitch at the Sidoti Emerging Growth Convention in…

OPALi Camera Module Will Bring Iris ID Biometrics Wherever OEMs See Fit

OPALi Camera Module Will Bring Iris ID Biometrics Wherever OEMs See Fit

Iris ID has announced OPALi (pronounced “opal-eye”), a new iris recognition camera module that captures both its subjects eyes simultaneously at a distance of up to 36 centimeters. OPALi is being introduced at Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco this week, integrated into two lightweight handheld devices the company is demonstrating at the event.…

Digibank Brings Speech-Powered Mobile Banking To Indonesia

Digibank Brings Speech-Powered Mobile Banking To Indonesia

DBS Bank has brought Digibank, its mobile-based banking service, to Indonesia. Digibank debuted in India in April of 2016, and has since made its way to Singapore, and now Indonesia. The platform uses biometric user authentication and a mobile interface based on Kasisto’s AI assistant platform, KAI Banking, which is designed to offer conversational interactivity…

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

“Sensory says the facial recognition technology performs authentication in less than a second and is 99.999 percent accurate, and that it operates entirely on the device, helping to ensure that the user’s biometric data is kept safe.” The facial and voice recognition capabilities of LG’s newest flagship smartphone – the LG V30 – are powered…

Kony Embraces Daon’s IdentityX Platform

Kony Embraces Daon’s IdentityX Platform

“Daon’s IdentityX technology has proven popular as numerous companies — particularly in the financial services sector – have sought to easily integrate biometric authentication into their digital platforms and services.” Daon has found a new client partner for its IdentityX multifactor authentication platform. The company has announced a deal with Kony, an enterprise-focused app development…

Trustonic Crypto Library Gets FIPS 140-2 Certification

Trustonic Crypto Library Gets FIPS 140-2 Certification

Trustonic‘s cryptographic library has now been FIPS 140-2 certified, the company has announced. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 was established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and refers to guidelines for how cryptographic modules collect and share data. It is often used in sensitive government applications, and thus opens the…

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