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Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Market Intelligence is taking some time to reflect on the state of the biometrics industry as it enters another decade. In doing so, the research firm highlights some of the major trends that helped biometric tech transition from a fringe concept to an everyday reality for millions of people around the world. The firm…

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

Selfie Authentication to See Major Growth Even as Fingerprint Sensors Tighten Mobile Grip: Juniper Research

“… the report predicts that most face-based authentication on smartphones will be software-based, with more than 1.3 billion devices supporting facial recognition software by 2024.” Selfie authentication is here to say, but nor is smartphone fingerprint scanning going anywhere – that’s the upshot from a new report from Juniper Research. Entitled “Mobile Payment Authentication: Biometrics,…

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

Apple has been awarded a patent for an optical sensor that could be used for an under-display fingerprint scanner in a future iPhone, and a report from Patently Apple says the same sensor technology is already in use the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While previous iPhones with fingerprint scanners used capacitive sensors, this patent calls…

Is Partial Biometric Facial Recognition Coming to Apple’s Face ID?

Is Partial Biometric Facial Recognition Coming to Apple’s Face ID?

Apple has filed a patent application for an improved version of Face ID that would be able to recognize partial faces and overcome poor lighting conditions. The newly published application was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent specifically concerns a neural network module for a device equipped with a TrueDepth camera.…

Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will Next Year’s iPhone Sport an Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint Sensor?

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Pay Express Transit Speeds Up Fare Processing for London Commuters

Apple Watch and iPhone users can now use Apple Pay Express Transit to pay for buses, trams, and the Underground in London. The feature allows the city’s commuters to purchase transit fare without Touch ID or Face ID authentication (or a double click of the Apple Watch), thereby allowing them to pass through turnstiles and…

Hyundai Connected Car App Supports Pixel 4 Face Unlock

Hyundai Connected Car App Supports Pixel 4 Face Unlock

Hyundai’s connected car app has recently received a major update making it the latest in a line of apps to support the Face Unlock biometric authentication system found on the Google Pixel 4. Along with the new Face Unlock support, the updated MyHyundai with Blue Link app delivers a major UI overhaul that brings it…

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Fingerprint scanning is now a familiar and even mainstream concept among consumers today, thanks largely to the mobile biometrics revolution, which has seen the fingerprint sensor emerge as a standard feature on smartphones over the past several years. That trend is generally thought to have been catalyzed by Apple, which made fingerprint authentication a flagship…

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Of all the biometric modalities, facial recognition has become one of the most widely used and discussed in recent years. That’s why November is Face Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, in which we’ll be delivering in-depth articles and other special features dedicated to this technology. It’s a broad category though, with facial recognition deployed across a…

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

The rise of the smartphone has been transformative in a number of profound ways. Just as pedestrians in the early 20th century couldn’t have imagined the preponderance of cars that would soon clog their streets, in the 21st century we’ve moved from landlines and answering machines to a smartphone in every pocket (not to mention…

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

This year’s new iPhones will feature an enhanced Face ID system that can scan users’ faces even if the phone is laying flat on a table, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” the report lists a number of features of the anticipated iPhone devices as well as other offerings…

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…

Will the 2021 iPhone Feature Both Face ID and Touch ID?

Will the 2021 iPhone Feature Both Face ID and Touch ID?

“It’s a rare scenario in which Apple would be following the lead of its rivals, with other smartphone makers already launching devices featuring both facial recognition and in-display fingerprint scanning capabilities.” Renowned mobile market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is once again making headlines with a bold prediction for the future of the iPhone, asserting in a…

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