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FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

Biometrics Startup Saffe Boasts World Class FRVT Performance

The facial biometrics provider Saffe has aced the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The company’s proprietary face matching technology achieved a top 15 performance against all other competitors, which is an impressive accomplishment for a startup that has only been around for four years.…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

“Based on eWBM’s MS500 cryptographic System-on-Chip engine, the Goldengate fingerprint reader is designed to be plugged into a computer in order for a user to provide biometric authentication on the device.” South Korea-based eWBM has become the first to attain FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification, thanks to its Goldengate USB fingerprint reader. As…

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA can boast that its improved facial recognition algorithm is the best available to US government agencies thanks to new testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The latest NIST Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) evaluated 127 algorithms from 39 different developers, and found that IDEMIA’s solution outperformed those of similar US…

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

“The certification is a fitting achievement for Daon, which was one of the earliest pioneers of mobile biometrics through its IdentityX authentication for mobile devices, and is one of the FIDO Alliance’s board members.” Daon has established itself as one of the first companies to attain FIDO2 certification for the on-server component of its biometric…

Jenetric Fingerprint Reader Certified by German Federal Office for Information Security

Jenetric Fingerprint Reader Certified by German Federal Office for Information Security

“After our Livetouch Quattro Compact fingerprint scanner was certified by the FBI as the smallest FAP 60 device with our innovative optical TFT technology, we are pleased that the BSI has also confirmed the high image quality of the new technology.” – Roberto Wolfer, CEO, Jenetric An important new government certification adds further credibility to…

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

The FIDO Alliance has announced that the entire Android platform has received FIDO2 Certification. The move immediately brings more than 1 billion Android devices under the FIDO2 umbrella, providing a massive boost to FIDO’s ongoing efforts to move beyond passwords and drive the transition to a biometric authentication standard.  The development will simplify access management…

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

iProov’s Anti-Spoofing Technology Gets Certified by NPL and NIST

iProov’s Anti-Spoofing Technology Gets Certified by NPL and NIST

iProov has more proof of its anti-spoofing capabilities. The company has announced that it has met the requirements for Level B ISO/IEC 30107-3 certification, which means that its facial verification technology is highly resistant to even the most aggressive presentation attacks and won’t grant access to any unauthorized individuals. The testing was conducted by UK’s…

FaceTec Reaches a New Level in iBeta Spoofing Evaluation

FaceTec Reaches a New Level in iBeta Spoofing Evaluation

“FaceTec says that, all told, its Level-1 and Level-2 PAD testing involved over 3,300 spoofing attempts over a period of 12 days.” FaceTec has done it again. The company announced that it has now become the first and only company to attain Level-2 certification in the iBeta Presentation Attack Detection evaluation. The news comes after…

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

“…Cognitec says its template generation capability proved to be the fastest of the highest-ranking algorithms with False Rejection Rates under 0.01 percent.” Cognitec has upgraded its facial recognition algorithm and has seen some excellent results in its performance in a major industry testing program. The company submitted its face matching algorithm to the National Institute…

Yoti Continues Commitment to Transparency

Yoti Continues Commitment to Transparency

In the world of mobile security, Yoti has long been one of the more outspoken voices calling for greater corporate transparency, regularly boasting that it places the interests of its community above all other considerations. That commitment is reflected in the company’s latest blog post, which details some of the compliance measures that Yoti follows…

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

The latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey saw some considerable consensus across a number of issues, with the question of standardized testing delivering some of the strongest. Question 20 of the survey asked participants to indicate how much they agreed with the statement, “Standardized biometric testing is crucial for the industry’s future.” Fully 89 percent…

Camvi Breaks LFW Record with 99.87 Percent Accuracy

Camvi Breaks LFW Record with 99.87 Percent Accuracy

“Wild image evaluations are concerned with the application of facial recognition to images in which subjects are not posing for image capture, and may be angled or obscured in ways that can hinder successful identification.” Another breakthrough in standardized testing is further burnishing the credibility of Camvi‘s AI-driven facial recognition technology. The company has announced…

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

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