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Biometrics Institute Calls For Better Education on Responsible Use

Biometrics Institute Calls For Better Education on Responsible Use

Earlier this week, a Facebook engineer told The Australian that biometric authentication methods are worse than passwords, citing problems with irrefutability. This is not a new argument against biometric technology, but it is a common one, and with biometrics moving further and further into the mainstream consumer markets, it needs to be addressed by the identity…

Intel-GE Care Innovations Partners With Predilytics, Collects Patient Biometrics At Home

Intel-GE Care Innovations Partners With Predilytics, Collects Patient Biometrics At Home

Vital biometrics can help doctors save lives. At its most basic, vital biometric data can give insight to the inner workings of a patient’s body: heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, cholesterol and brain activity. This can help doctors the information they need to make critical treatment decisions. The problem is that the majority…

ZKTeco Brings Identity Management To Office Building in Jakarta

ZKTeco Brings Identity Management To Office Building in Jakarta

Access control all around the world needs upgrading, and thanks to innovations in identity management technology it is finally able to reach the next step. In Jakarta, Indonesia, ZKTeco has helped make this happen, announcing an office building deployment that features a biometric reader in order to manage access to the elevators. The Wisma BSG…

Biometric Software Month Week Three: 5 Biometric Softwares You Can Try For Yourself

Biometric Software Month Week Three: 5 Biometric Softwares You Can Try For Yourself

As we explored last week as part of Biometric Software Month, there is a potential for biometrics all around us and especially in our smartphones. The right software solution can transform a front facing camera from a selfie-taking toy to a biometric authentication tool. In The Biometric Upgrade we explored the broad ideas and applications…

New Biometric Software Bringing Ear Recognition To Smartphones

New Biometric Software Bringing Ear Recognition To Smartphones

A new partnership between Siam Smartphone and Descartes Biometrics is promising a new mobile strong authentication solution: ear recognition. Called ERGO, the ear biometric authentication technology that serves the usual post-password demands that are finding traction in the world of consumer mobile devices. The novel biometric technology guards the lock screen of Android smartphones and…

Nuance Brings Voice Biometric Protection to Phone Banking in Mexico

Nuance Brings Voice Biometric Protection to Phone Banking in Mexico

Nuance Communications has announced that its voice biometric solution – the Vocal Password – has been deployed at Banco Santander México. This will effectively replace PINs, passwords and security questions in the bank’s automated phones system. This is the first time this kind of customer-facing voice biometric solution has been applied in Mexico. When Banco…

Biometric Software Month Week 2: The Biometric Upgrade

Biometric Software Month Week 2: The Biometric Upgrade

Welcome to the second week of findBIOMETRICS Biometric Software Month in which we are taking a stronger focus on the strong authentication solutions that can be downloaded and installed in order to make life more secure and convenient. As was mentioned in the primer that we published to start the month off, one of the…

NexID Brings Biometric Liveness Detection to Android Devices

NexID Brings Biometric Liveness Detection to Android Devices

It has not happened enough times to be called a trend, but videos of hackers wood glue spoofing fingerprint sensors on flagship smartphones have become a high profile occurrences on the Internet whenever one of these devices is released. The big take away from this is that, even though the spoof can in no way be…

Mobility Rules: An Interview With BIO-key and IDEX

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BIO-key International recently announced a partnership with IDEX in a commitment to mobile strong authentication. Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with the CEOs of both companies about the current state of mobile biometrics.

Bring Your Own Credential: A Place For Mobility in Biometric Physical Access

Bring Your Own Credential: A Place For Mobility in Biometric Physical Access

“When it comes to addressing barriers of biometric access control adoption one flick of the magic wand of mobility can really get things moving in an innovative, maybe even disruptive manner.” Within the past year mobility has become a major topic in strong authentication. Smartphones with fingerprint sensors and biometric software development kits have come forward and…

Interview With Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO, Zwipe AS

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What differentiates Zwipe’s two-factor authentication technology is it is implemented entirely on a card platform. The fingerprint scanner is visible on the card surface and when you touch the scanner you activate an algorithm in the card, which will perform a match query with a template also stored on the card. Not only is the biometric verification process executed on the card, but the users biometric information is stored only on the card. This eliminates the need to maintain an external database, which itself can be costly and vulnerable to hackers.

BIO-key Signs With IDEX, Further Commits To Mobile Biometrics Market

BIO-key Signs With IDEX, Further Commits To Mobile Biometrics Market

March 31, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Today, BIO-key International announced that it has entered into a license agreement with IDEX ASA, a move what will see the two companies collaborating to deliver advanced and accessible biometric solutions particularly for smartphones, tablets at PCs. Combining BIO-key’s fingerprint identification solutions, as well as…

Primer: Mobile Biometrics And Mainstream Adoption

Primer: Mobile Biometrics And Mainstream Adoption

March 24, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Biometrics has had a strong and very real presence this first quarter of 2014, with major deployments, big announcements and a significant presence at mainstream technology conferences all around the world. It is no secret that this is largely in part due to biometrics having…

Cross Match Technologies Officially Announces Platinum Sponsorship of connect:ID

Cross Match Technologies Officially Announces Platinum Sponsorship of connect:ID

March 13, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Next week in Washington D.C. biometrics professionals will be converging on the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the connect:ID exhibition and conference. Among the many high profile biometrics industry attendees will be Cross Match Technologies, who announced today that it has stepped…

connect:ID Exhibition and Conference Announced by IBIA

connect:ID Exhibition and Conference Announced by IBIA

March 12, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Yesterday, the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) announced that the connect:ID exhibition and conference will be held from March 17-19 next week at the Ronald Reagan Center in  Washington D.C. This is going to be a comprehensive biometrics industry event, covering the government, commercial…

Interview with Bob Harbour, Executive Director, Lumidigm

LumidigmNLWhat I have seen during the time that I have been with the IBIA is that biometrics started with largely a government, law enforcement and civil ID focus and that is still important but there is all kinds of evidence over the last few years that people are looking for something other than PINs and passwords for convenient and secure authentication solutions in commercial and consumer markets. Biometrics is crossing all facets of our lives, and with the introduction of the iPhone with the biometric and other smartphones that are soon going to be coming out with biometrics, you’ve got millions of newly habituated biometric users which is going to help with the acclimation of society to use biometrics more freely…

The Biometric Soldier: Diagnosing Brain Trauma in the Field of War

The Biometric Soldier: Diagnosing Brain Trauma in the Field of War

February 28, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      When we talk about vital biometrics, especially nowadays with OEMs all over the place wanting to throw focus on wearable smart gadgets, generally the conversation turns to fitness tech. This year alone there has been enough innovations in consumer vital biometrics to ensure even the…

Peter O’Neill of findBIOMETRICS interviews Toby Rush, CEO, EyeVerify

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fB: Can you explain the patent situation regarding Eyeprints? I understand you have a couple of patents secured, is that correct?

EV: We currently have five patents issued, six patents pending and we will file many more in 2014. We are the only company in the world that is able to do the Eyeprint. So there are really no competitors today with the Eyeprint. So it is not like we are arguing about whose patents are better, we literally have all the patents surrounding the Eyeprint biometric. We feel very confident in our IP position. So we are going have good control over the modality and be able to shepherd it in these early days of commercialization.

fB: What market segments are you focusing on?

EV: Our focus is mobile centric biometrics. The idea of killing the password has become very popular and that applies across so many different sectors. The markets that will move first are regulated industries such as finance, insurance, public sector and healthcare. Immediate use cases are…

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