Liveness Detection

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Jumio won some early acclaim last year after it integrated facial recognition into its Netverify identity verification platform, but it’s in the months since it combined this technology with document verification earlier this year that Jumio’s success has really skyrocketed. The platform has seen numerous integrations and won industry acclaim, and Jumio’s latest quarterly update…

EyeLock Gets Trio of New US Patent Approvals

EyeLock Gets Trio of New US Patent Approvals

EyeLock LLC has received three new patent approvals pertaining to its mobile biometric authentication technology. One is for a liveness detection system for iris and facial recognition, while another is for a user guidance mechanism to help mobile users align their gaze for an iris scan. The third patent, meanwhile, is for a process in…

IARPA Officially Reveals ‘Odin’ Research Program

IARPA Officially Reveals ‘Odin’ Research Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has officially announced its “Odin” program for biometric security research. In a statement, IARPA – an arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – explained that the program is focused on advancing technologies to detect biometric presentation attacks, commonly known as ‘spoofing’. It will focus…

Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Haptrics To Incorporate Precise Biometrics Software Into Fingerprint Sensors

Precise Biometrics has signed on with a new licensing partner for its Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. Korea-based fabless semiconductor specialist Haptrics Inc. will incorporate the technology into its CMOS fingerprint sensors. The deal will see Haptrics pay annual licensing fees to Precise Biometrics, as well as royalties based on the number of sensors sold…

Precise BioLive Brings Liveness Detection to New Biometric Keyboard

Precise BioLive Brings Liveness Detection to New Biometric Keyboard

“Precise Biometrics’ contribution comes by way of liveness detection technology it acquired when it bought NexID earlier this year.” Key Source International’s new biometric keyboard features Precise Biometrics technology, the latter has revealed. The KSI-1700 UB keyboard was first unveiled several weeks ago, and features an embedded fingerprint sensor provided by SecuGen, the FAP 20…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Jumio With Entrepreneurship Award

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Jumio With Entrepreneurship Award

“…Jumio noted that it doubled its sales in the first half of the year, and that its Netverify platform is now being used to verify almost 200,000 users each day.” Frost & Sullivan has named Jumio the 2017 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for the Biometric Security Solutions Industry. Detailing the company in…

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

“Precise Biometrics argued that the issue of liveness detection on mobile devices – which are increasingly being used for online purchases – is quickly becoming a critical issue.” Precise Biometrics has published a white paper on the importance of liveness detection for mobile biometrics. Entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market,” the…

Jumio’s Netverify To Verify Identities of Plynk Users

Jumio’s Netverify To Verify Identities of Plynk Users

Jumio‘s Trusted Identity as a Service platform, Netverify, will be used to verify users of Plynk, a new peer-to-peer money transfer mobile app based in Europe. Netverify uses a combination of document reading and facial recognition via mobile device cameras in order to verify the identities of end users; it also recently acquired an eye…

Jumio’s Netverify Gets Eye-Tracking Upgrade

Jumio’s Netverify Gets Eye-Tracking Upgrade

“Jumio has reported significant success with its Netverify platform, asserting that its annual recurring revenue jumped 47 percent year over year in its 2017 Q1 update.” Jumio has added an eye-tracking feature to its Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service platform. The platform offers user authentication based on a combination of facial recognition and document…

Goodix Wins Edison Award for Live Finger Detection Solution

Goodix Wins Edison Award for Live Finger Detection Solution

Goodix is celebrating a win at the 2017 Edison Awards, which took place recently in New York. The company won a Gold Edison Award in the category of Applied Technology for its Live Finger Detection fingerprint sensor technology. The technology combines fingerprint recognition with cardiac biometrics, sensing whether a heartbeat can be detected in a…

SensibleVision Announces ‘Virtually Spoof-Proof’ Facial Recognition Solution

SensibleVision Announces ‘Virtually Spoof-Proof’ Facial Recognition Solution

Biometric authentication solutions provider SensibleVision has announced a new facial recognition system that features additional authentication factors. The system comes with a built-in liveness detection feature; a demo on the company’s website shows a user trying to present a static image of herself on a smartphone to the webcam of her laptop, which the SensibleVision…

iBeta Testing Emphasizes Importance of Liveness Detection

iBeta Testing Emphasizes Importance of Liveness Detection

Denver-based iBeta Quality Assurance is highlighting the importance of liveness detection. The quality testing firm says it recently completed evaluations of multiple biometric systems on behalf of “a mid-size bank”, according to a statement from the firm. The various biometric systems were tested for False Reject Rates, False Acceptance Rates, and Spoof False Accept Rates.…

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its Selfie-Check software development kit that offers improved liveness detection. Based on facial recognition, the mobile system now prompts the user to turn their head left, right, up, or down during the authentication process. In so doing, it prevents would-be hackers from using static images…

Precise Biometrics Finalizes NexID Acquisition

Precise Biometrics Finalizes NexID Acquisition

Precise Biometrics has finalized its acquisition of NexID Biometrics, the company has announced. The deal was first unveiled in December, with Precise Biometrics announcing that it would acquire the liveness detection specialist for 32 million SEK. Only three full-time employees from NexID will join Precise Biometrics as a result of the acquisition, but much of…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

Liveness Detection Competition Arrives at Critical Time for Iris Scanning

Liveness Detection Competition Arrives at Critical Time for Iris Scanning

“With the technology thus poised to reach a huge number of consumers, the issue of liveness detection in iris scanning is perhaps more important than ever.” A coalition of universities from around the world has once again convened to test liveness detection in iris scanning technologies, and is inviting academic and corporate organizations to take…

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