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Upgraded NexID Software Can Detect Fake Fingerprints with Almost 100 Percent Accuracy

Upgraded NexID Software Can Detect Fake Fingerprints with Almost 100 Percent Accuracy

Anti-spoofing software provider NexID has upgraded its technology for fake-fingerprint detection on mobile devices, achieving almost total accuracy. The company announced its new SDK at the Biometrics 2014 conference that’s currently going on in London. NexID’s new SDK is the product of a major overhaul of the company’s software undertaken over the last month or…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

It’s Law Enforcement Biometric Month here at FindBiometrics and to celebrate the vertical that aims to keep us safe on the streets and in our homes we’re going to take a look at the diversity in its solutions. Fingerprints Fingerprints are so tied to law enforcement that the two ideas are practically synonymous in the…

Money 20/20 Announces Speakers In Biometrics Panel

This November in Las Vegas the payments industry will be converging on the Money 20/20 conference. Running from November 2nd to the 5th, the event is expected to host more than 7,000 attendees including over 600 CEOs from around the world as they celebrate and discuss the newest innovations in money. This year, the event…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Last week at Find Biometrics we continued our month long examination of law enforcement biometrics while mobility held on to its top spot as a fixture of identity management news thanks to the persistent and strong hype generated by Apple. Meanwhile border control, access control and privacy concerns in the NBA rounded out an exciting…

Has Apple Dramatically Shifted The Mobile Biometrics Marketplace?

Has Apple Dramatically Shifted The Mobile Biometrics Marketplace?

A new market brief from Acuity Market Intelligence is positioning Apple’s recent announcements in the areas of commerce, privacy and biometrics as market changing in a major way. The research firm posits that thanks to Apple’s focus on giving users control over their personal data, mobile biometrics are now poised as a privacy enabling technology rather than…

Next iPad Expected To Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Biometrics

Next iPad Expected To Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Biometrics

The next major announcement out of Cupertino, California, regarding new innovations from Apple is set to occur on October 16. Initially rumored to be held on the 21st of October, sources recently told online publication Re/Code that Apple will actually be taking the stage ten days from today. A huge number of announcements are expected to…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

Last year, shortly after the launch of Touch ID, Apple’s smartphone fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, Marc Rogers spoofed it. In a blog post at the time, Rogers – principal security researcher at Lookout – explained why he did it, how he did it and why the post-password solution still had a place in his good books.…

Frost & Sullivan: Mobile Biometrics To Reach Maturity by 2019

Frost & Sullivan: Mobile Biometrics To Reach Maturity by 2019

A new report from research and analysis firm Frost & Sullivan titled Biometrics Go Mobile: A Market Overview outlines the projected growth of biometric smartphones, which are on track to reach an early maturity phase in 2017. According to the firm’s analysis, in 2013 the number of biometric smartphone users around the world was totaled at 43.23 million. By…

NEXT Biometrics Licenses BIO-key’s Fingerprint Algorithm

NEXT Biometrics Licenses BIO-key’s Fingerprint Algorithm

Today, BIO-key International and  NEXT Biometrics announced a strategic hardware and software partnership that will see the former’s fingerprint matching algorithm on the latter’s new low-cost sensors. With this partnership, BIO-key has placed a purchase order for the sensors, which the company will include in its new line of fingerprint scanner devices. According to a…

Global Identity Summit: MorphoTrust Awarded NSTIC Pilot

Global Identity Summit: MorphoTrust Awarded NSTIC Pilot

This morning that the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida, NSTIC senior executive advisor Jeremy Grant took the main stage for the day’s first keynote. During Grant’s presentation, between entertaining and illustrative slides of unicorns and Star Wars characters (it was a great keynote), he announced three newly awarded NSTIC pilot programs. The recipients of…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Apple Pay Gets Launched and Biometric Lunch Lines Get a Pass

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Apple Pay Gets Launched and Biometric Lunch Lines Get a Pass

This week at FindBiometrics we entered week two of Mobile Biometrics Month, so it was appropriate that Apple took center stage in identity management news with its highly anticipated September keynote. In addition to new biometrics powered products and services out of Cupertino, we also reported on analysis concerning the global facial recognition market, stories…

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

On Tuesday, Apple made good on a number of long circulating rumors with it’s now-expected annual September product announcement. Last year around this time, the company announced Touch ID – the fingerprint sensor that would be able to replace the lock screen PIN and iTunes passwords on the iPhone 5S. This year, Apple’s announcement brought more…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Brain Biometrics, Naked Payments and Persistent Authentication

This past week at findBIOMETRICS, we entered into week four of the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged. In the features section we took a look at biometric payments that don’t require smartphones while the industry news section was filled with reports of brain-trauma-detecting wearables, persistent heart rate authentication, big releases and exciting new partnerships. BIO-key announced…

Wearable Vital Biometrics Offer Passive And Persistent Authentication

Wearable Vital Biometrics Offer Passive And Persistent Authentication

Vital biometrics are most commonly found in two applications: healthcare and active living. Remote care solutions that use the modality allow for around the clock monitoring of patients, while commercially available wristbands that sync to your smartphone can help you optimize your workout by providing you with heart rate and motion readings. Now that we…

Interview: mofiria CEO Satoshi Amagai and Jintaro Nozawa, Fujisoft

findBIOMETRICS, had the chance to interview Satoshi Amagai, president and CEO of mofira, and Jintaro Nozawa, Director and Executive Operating Officer at Fujisoft. The discussion serves as an excellent overview of what each company has to offer in the biometric arena and the verticals ripe for finger vein authentication, as well as how their new partnership will manifest over the next year.

Biometrics Optimizing Card-On-File Payment

Biometrics Optimizing Card-On-File Payment

A new blog post on the Visa Europe website authored by the company’s director of new payment propositions, Jonathan Vaux, names biometrics as one of the contributing factors in what looks like a rise of card-on-file payment popularity. The entry is in response to what Vaux recognizes as an increasing number of announcements from tech…

Fingerprint Biometric Sensor Market Growth Due To Wide Range of Applications

Fingerprint Biometric Sensor Market Growth Due To Wide Range of Applications

A new report from Markets and Markets names the wide range of applications for fingerprint biometric sensors as a major growth factor, predicting that the global market for the devices will shoot to a projected $14.35 billion by the year 2020. According to the report – titled Fingerprint Sensor Market – the market will show a CAGR of…

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