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Bank of America Explores Iris Biometrics For User Authentication

Bank of America Explores Iris Biometrics For User Authentication

Bank of America is exploring the idea of using the iris scanning capabilities of Samsung’s newer smartphones to authenticate its mobile banking customers, reports American Banker. The plan is to have about 1,500 employees of Bank of America and Samsung test the iris authentication system in a six-week trial. The bank says that it’s exploring…

TSB Bank To Enable Iris Biometrics Login To Mobile App

TSB Bank To Enable Iris Biometrics Login To Mobile App

UK-based TSB Bank is set to become the first bank in Europe to embrace mobile iris scanning for mobile app login. The login feature for the bank’s mobile app starting this September, allowing users of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to access their accounts via iris scan. In announcing the new login feature, the…

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Samsung won’t use facial recognition to confirm Samsung Pay payments anytime soon, reports The Korea Herald. While Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, use the technology together with iris scanning for device unlocking, a source from within the company reportedly told the newspaper that the facial recognition technology will not be…

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

“While the full-size display is the most eye-grabbing feature of the S8, its biometric capabilities will also come as notable enhancements over previous Samsung smartphones…” Samsung has officially released its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Korea. For industry watchers and smartphone enthusiasts, the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

“Princeton Identity was also the supplier of the iris scanning technology in the Galaxy Note7, Samsung’s aborted first effort in mobile iris scanning.” The iris scanning functionality of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy smartphones is powered by Princeton Identity technology, the biometrics specialist has announced. For those who have followed Samsung’s efforts in mobile biometrics over the past…

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

“Now available in numerous major markets including the US, Canada, and much of Europe, Identity Check already supported fingerprint and facial recognition…” With Samsung having only just officially unveiled its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, Mastercard is highlighting how the devices’ iris scanning functionality can be used to make mobile purchases more convenient. In…

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

As it starts to promote its new flagship devices in earnest, Samsung is putting a strong emphasis on the security and convenience offered by the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The stars of the show are, of course, iris scanning and facial recognition. Samsung says that the latter will actually improve with use, learning to recognize…

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be positioned right next to its camera, suggest new images of the device tweeted last night by mobile reporter Evan Blass. The images show three different color models of the smartphone, each from the front, side, and back. As many had anticipated, almost the entire front side of…

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Samsung is planning to incorporate facial recognition into the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, reports The Korea Economic Daily. The feature will complement iris scanning in the device’s overall biometric authentication process. While Samsung had previously been keen to push the enhanced security of iris scanning on its aborted Note7 smartphone last year, a company official…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

With its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone now on permanent hiatus, Samsung is looking ahead to the release of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship device. As The Korea Herald reports, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, à la the iPhone 7. That should help its lens suppliers make up for losses…