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The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

This week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics cover a range of topics, including liveness detection, security in the Internet of Things, and even a bit of biometrics controversy. First, though, some good news. Despite incursions from facial recognition in the wake of Apple’s launch of Face ID, the overall fingerprint biometrics market is going to continue…

Unisys: Filipinos Trust Banks, but Remain Wary of Behavioral Biometrics

Unisys: Filipinos Trust Banks, but Remain Wary of Behavioral Biometrics

Unisys has released the results of its 2019 Asia Pacific Banking study, finding that customers in the Philippines place the most trust in banks as an institution. They also considered security to be the single most important factor when choosing where to bank. Digging into the numbers, 63 percent of respondents named security as a…

BIO-key to Post Q4, FY2018 Results On April 1st

BIO-key to Post Q4, FY2018 Results On April 1st

BIO-key has set a date for the publication of its Q4 and 2018 year-end results: They will be disclosed on Monday, April 1st, after market close. The report’s publication will be followed by a conference call the next day, at 10am ET. The company has announced at least a few major deals since its Q3…

GenKey Improves its Speed and Accuracy with ABIS 4.0

GenKey Improves its Speed and Accuracy with ABIS 4.0

GenKey has officially launched ABIS 4.0, updating the identification platform with new biometric matching algorithms that will significantly improve the speed and accuracy of the service. The latest edition of the Automated Biometric Identification System is ten times more accurate than previous versions, while the faster identification times will lower the hardware demands for those…

Police Sought Warrant to Force Michael Cohen to Unlock iPhone with Fingerprint, Face Scans

Police Sought Warrant to Force Michael Cohen to Unlock iPhone with Fingerprint, Face Scans

The legal debate over whether police can compel criminal suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics has reached its highest profile yet, with the news that FBI investigators sought permission to use Michael Cohen’s fingerprints or face to unlock his iPhone. Cohen has been near the center of the ongoing investigation into possible campaign violations…

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

NEXT Biometrics and WizCard Partner to Develop New Smart Card Tech

“WizCard provides card manufacturers seamless integration of additional features into standard smart cards.” – Alain Faburel, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics is teaming up with Taiwan-based WizCard to develop biometric smart card technologies, the companies have announced. The partnership will leverage each company’s respective strengths. NEXT Biometrics is, of course, a…

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

“The updated authentication mechanism will be based on Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10, allowing users to authenticate via facial recognition or fingerprint scan where supported.” FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web has now officially gone live on the Mozilla Firefox browser. In a new post on the Mozilla Security Blog,…

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

The Internet of Things will allow us to share more information at faster speeds on whatever device happens to be most convenient at the time. However, that convenience also comes with risk. When everything is connected to the internet, the security of the network is only as strong as its weakest link. Sure, your smartphone…

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

FSS Announces New 3DS-Compliant Secure Payments Solution

FSS Announces New 3DS-Compliant Secure Payments Solution

“And when a transaction is deemed suspicious, FSS Secure3D supports step-up authentication using fingerprint or facial recognition, or One Time Passcodes.” Mumbai-based Financial Software and Systems, or FSS, has announced a new secure payments solution that leverages behavioral analytics and biometrics for user authentication. Called FSS Secure3D, the solution is designed to be compliant with…

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See Solid Growth Through 2023: ABI Research

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See Solid Growth Through 2023: ABI Research

Despite the rise of facial recognition in smartphones, the fingerprint sensor market will continue to see substantial growth over the coming years, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. The firm predicts that the fingerprint sensor market will see 1.26 billion shipments this year, and that this ties into a predicted CAGR of…

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Announces Executive Changes

IDEX Biometrics has announced multiple changes in its executive-level leadership structure. Two of the changes stem from the creation of a new position within the company – Chief Innovation Officer. Fred Benkley, who previously served as IDEX’s Chief Technology Officer, has stepped into this role; and consequently Anthony Eaton, previously the VP of Systems Engineering,…

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics Expands Partnership with Vietnam’s MK Group

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group are renewing the commitment they made back in November. The two companies first came together to form a joint R&D program to work on biometric smart cards, with NEXT Biometrics supplying large-area fingerprint sensors for future MK cards. That collaboration has since uncovered other market opportunities, leading to a new…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR Biometric Screening Comes to Cleveland

“At Ohio’s busiest airport, CLEAR’s expedited screening lanes have been deployed in the Central and South Checkpoints.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The news comes after CLEAR arrived at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in December, with CLE bringing its airport network to…

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

Biometric Authentication Comes to ClinOne’s Clinical Research Platform

“ClinOne’s biometric and multi-factor authentication capabilities significantly increase security and privacy controls around clinical data in the virtual environment.” ClinOne is adding biometric authentication to its clinical research platform. The company has announced that its iOS and Android app now offers support for fingerprint and facial recognition, which will reduce the risk of data breaches…

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

Secure Technology Alliance Report Demystifies Biometric Payment Cards

In the past couple of years, biometric payment cards have emerged as an exciting, potentially transformative new trend in the payments industry. However, new technology can still be intimidating, especially for organizations that don’t understand how biometric payment cards are supposed to work. That’s why the Secure Technology Alliance has released a report to educate…

Ipsidy Partners with REMCAP to Provide Perimeter Security for Religious Organizations

Ipsidy Partners with REMCAP to Provide Perimeter Security for Religious Organizations

Ipsidy has shared more good news in the wake of its strong 2018 year-end report. The company has announced that it has forged a new partnership with REMCAP, allowing Ipsidy to deliver its Access perimeter management solution to religious institutions and non-profit organizations across the United States. REMCAP provides payment and support services for non-profit…

Invixium Celebrates Success from IXM Titan Video

Invixium Celebrates Success from IXM Titan Video

“IXM Titan terminals were installed and tested for four weeks, with workers enrolling both facial and fingerprint biometrics, and clocking in and out every morning and evening.” Having offered proof of the power of its IXM Titan biometric terminal in a video published near the start of this year, Invixium is celebrating its success and…

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently published patent suggests that Microsoft is looking into alternative sensor placements with its laptops. According to the patent, Microsoft would embed a fingerprint sensor in the Windows key, thereby inserting its fingerprint…

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