Liveness Detection

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…

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix Wins CES Innovation Award for Liveness-Detecting Fingerprint Sensor

Goodix has won a prestigious CES 2017 award for an innovative fingerprint sensor system with built-in liveness detection. It has become the first China-based IC company to win a Best of Innovation Award in the category of Embedded Technologies, thanks to its Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor. It’s an optical fingerprint sensor system that also uses infrared…

Goodix Live Finger Detection Tech Featured On New ZTE Smartphone

Goodix Live Finger Detection Tech Featured On New ZTE Smartphone

“The sensor combines a standard fingerprint sensor with an optical fingerprint sensor that emits infrared light. That means it can scan the underlying tissue of a fingerprint, which should go a long way in preventing spoofing.” ZTE has become the first mobile OEM to integrate Goodix’s Live Finger Detection technology into a mobile device. The…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Your face can be replicated in a virtual model and used for biometric authentication, suggests new research from a University of North Carolina team. As Wired reports, the researchers showed how this can be done at the recent Usenix security conference. They looked up digital images of volunteers on social networks such as Facebook and…

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

WATCH: Industry Experts Discuss the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Today marked the occasion of our exclusive webinar event Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT, which brought together an expert panel to discuss the current outlook on the mobile biometrics industry. The webcast begins with Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most presenting her latest findings pertaining to mobility, biometrics and identity. Most then joined co-panelists…

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

MSU Researchers Highlight Need for Anti-Spoofing Solutions

Researchers in Michigan State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering have devised what they call “a simple, fast and effective method to generate 2D fingerprint spoofs that can successfully hack built-in fingerprint authentication in mobile phones.” The method is detailed in their report, Hacking Mobile Phones Using 2D Printed Fingerprints. Essentially, the researchers loaded…

Anti-Spoofing Tech Added to Synaptics’ SentryPoint

Anti-Spoofing Tech Added to Synaptics’ SentryPoint

User interface developer Synaptics has developed a new anti-spoofing system for its SentryPoint security platform. SentryPoint enrolls and matches user data entirely through its sensor, which is itself completely isolated from the processor of its host device. It also features a built-in cryptographic engine, TLS1.2 encrypted communication to the host processor, key generation, and adherence to…

FPC Announces FPCLiveTouch: Anti-Spoofing Solution for Fingerprint Sensors

FPC Announces FPCLiveTouch: Anti-Spoofing Solution for Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new anti-spoofing solution. Called FPCLiveTouch, it’s compatible with FPC’s complete line of fingerprint sensors. In a statement, the company asserted that the new solution is able to detect spoofing attempts without any increase in scanning time and with no need for additional hardware. It’s an incredible claim, particularly given how widespread…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

FindBiometrics’ 13th annual Biometrics Year in Review has reached its conclusion. The identity management industry’s longest running year end survey is an ambitious project and results in a great deal of content as our editorial team unpacks and deconstructs it all. This year, in order to keep you up to speed on the latest published results…

Kuwaiti Police Bust Fingerprint Spoofing Ring

Kuwaiti Police Bust Fingerprint Spoofing Ring

Kuwaiti police have busted a fraud ring specializing in fingerprint spoofing. Eleven individuals have been arrested for allegedly using silicon-based forged fingerprints to defraud the Ministry of Electricity and Water in multiple districts. The alleged fraudsters are said to have been using the fake fingerprints to withdraw employee compensation in the amount of KD 50,…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

As we come closer and closer to the dawn of 2016, it’s time to start considering goals. If not right out New Year’s resolutions, it’s at least prudent to identify areas of focus moving forward. In the identity management industry, there seems to be a strong intention to kill passwords over the next five years,…

LivDet-Iris 2015 Accepting Submissions

LivDet-Iris 2015 Accepting Submissions

Liveness detection is indispensable in modern biometrics, and that remains true for the iris recognition modality. As iris scanning becomes more common, with new consumer applications of the technology being developed, this is especially true. That is why three universities from around the world – Clarkson University, University of Notre Dame and the Warsaw University…

Clarkson University Calls For Iris Liveness Detection

Clarkson University Calls For Iris Liveness Detection

A professor at Clarkson University in New York is predicting a bright future for iris recognition systems in mobile devices. Prof. Stephanie Schuckers points to the recent launch in Japan of Fujistu’s Arrows NX F-04G as a sign of things to come. Fujitsu’s new smartphone is the first in the world to use built-in iris…

LaserLock Refreshes Management, Tech, Brand

LaserLock Refreshes Management, Tech, Brand

Anti-fraud company LaserLock Technologies has undergone a major restructuring and rebranding. Currently in the process of changing its name to VerifyMe, the company has acquired crucial technology assets and welcomes a new senior management team. Previously, LaserLock had been licensing its main authentication product from a separate company called VerifyMe. Now, it has purchased VerifyMe’s…

Year in Review 2014: The Biggest Challenges in Biometrics

Year in Review 2014: The Biggest Challenges in Biometrics

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics Throughout January at FindBiometrics, we are dissecting the results of our 12th annual industry Year in Review survey. The data, gathered from over 150 professionals and…