Liveness Detection

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt.1

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt.1

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey and analysis is complete. Through our month long analysis of the survey results – via featured articles, interviews and the inaugural Mobile ID World podcast – the stage has been set for 2019 in terms of what trends we can expect to carry though the coming months. But…

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…

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

“Liveness detection is an area of intensifying focus for many companies in the biometrics industry as concern over presentation attacks – or ‘spoofing’ – continues to grow.” IntelliVision has taken an important step forward in enhancing the security of its facial recognition technology, announcing that it has now integrated liveness detection in its solution. In…

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

Welcome to the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review. In December 2018 we polled nearly 200 biometrics industry experts on the biggest identity tech trends of the year, and throughout January we explored the results in our featured articles section. From the rise of facial recognition and the excitement of biometric FinTech, to the importance of…

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

Can Biometrics Address the UK’s Youth Gambling Problem?

Can Biometrics Address the UK’s Youth Gambling Problem?

“By implementing a system like Jumio’s which combines document reading with facial recognition, regulators can enable online betting operators to take advantage of readily available technology – ie. smartphones – to confirm the identities and ages of their patrons.” In the wake of a scandalous new report on youth gambling in the UK, Jumio is…

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Adds Liveness Detection to Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric has announced an important technological enhancement of its biometric card technology: Its fingerprint scanning system now features liveness detection. In announcing the development, SmartMetric did not outline the mechanism underlying its new liveness detection system, saying only that its card solution now has “additional sensing functions that are used to validate the liveness of…

[Money20/20] Jumio Embraces FaceTec’s ZoOm to Enhance Netverify Anti-Spoofing

[Money20/20] Jumio Embraces FaceTec’s ZoOm to Enhance Netverify Anti-Spoofing

A major new industry partnership is combining a leader of the booming selfie authentication trend with one of the biometrics industry’s most effective anti-spoofing technologies. The Jumio–FaceTec alliance was announced at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, with the companies revealing that Jumio has integrated FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection system into its…

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

“They trained their deep learning system on a database of 574 near-infrared post-mortem images, as well as a database of 256 images of irises from live subjects…” Polish researchers are working on technology that can prevent fraudsters from using the iris biometrics of dead people. The researchers, Mateusz Trokielewicz, Adam Czajka, and Piotr Maciejewicz, have published…

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

iBeta Adds Anti-Spoofing Evaluations to Quality Assurance Testing

iBeta Adds Anti-Spoofing Evaluations to Quality Assurance Testing

“As biometric security has become more commonplace through consumer devices like fingerprint scanning smartphones, concerns about spoofing attacks have been on the rise” Denver-based quality assurance lab iBeta has officially expanded its biometric security testing capabilities to assess resistance to spoofing attempts. Or, to put it in more technical terms, the lab will now assess…

BioID Uses Liveness Detection To Create Spoof Proof Biometric Security

BioID Uses Liveness Detection To Create Spoof Proof Biometric Security

Facial recognition biometrics is one of the more controversial biometric technologies thanks to popular fears of one’s face being used against them. BioID is facing these fears head-on with a new liveness detection feature. The cloud biometrics developer announced a new liveness detection feature to be integrated in the the BioID Web Services (BWS) with…

Precise Biometrics, Crossmatch Expand Licensing Arrangement

Precise Biometrics, Crossmatch Expand Licensing Arrangement

Precise Biometrics has expanded its licensing partnership with Crossmatch, allowing the latter to continue to use Precise BioLive liveness detection technology in its four-finger biometric scanners, and to now bring it to single-fingerprint scanners as well. The licensing arrangement came to Precise Biometrics by way of its acquisition of NexID Biometrics in early 2017. NexID…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. The conversation details the transformative period the company has navigated in 2017, beginning with discussion of how it is addressing last year’s announcement that its long-time hardware partner, Fingerprint Cards (FPC), will be replacing Precise’s algorithm solutions with its own biometric…

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…

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