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FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

Microsoft has officially announced that FIDO2-based web authentication has come to its Edge browser. First announced this April, the FIDO Alliance’s latest authentication standard features a core component called WebAuthn API. It’s designed to empower users of web browsers with convenient and highly secure authentication options, including facial recognition, a fingerprint scan on a paired…

BIO-key Launches Biometric Password Manager for Fingerprint Reader Users

BIO-key Launches Biometric Password Manager for Fingerprint Reader Users

BIO-key has announced a new password manager software solution for users of its USB fingerprint readers. Dubbed OmniPass Consumer, it let users confirm their identities on computers just by scanning a fingerprint on a BIO-key USB biometric reader. After the biometric authentication is complete, the user’s login credentials are automatically applied to the online site…

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor has announced a new digital security device that stores passwords in a small card-shaped device, and secures them with biometrics. Called the Identity card, the device is essentially a small computer with 2GB of storage. It’s something like a physical version of a password manager app such as Keeper or LastPass, designed to store…

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S7, and S8 smartphones can now use their fingerprint scanners to unlock their Windows 10 PCs and laptops. The functionality arrives via an update to Samsung Flow, an app designed to let users easily transition between devices by syncing apps. For example, a user can easily switch from Twitter or…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

UK-based digital security specialist Intercede has announced a new WordPress plugin that enables biometric security for users of the online media publishing platform. It’s called RapID Secure Login, or RapID-SL, and operates via a smartphone. Once installed, a user logs in by scanning a QR code on the RapID-SL app, and then authenticating on the…

Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

May 4th isn’t just a special day for Star Wars fans, it’s also World Password Day, and a newly released survey report from TeleSign is helping to draw attention to the consumer experience. There isn’t a great deal to celebrate. The survey of 1,300 adults found that 46 percent are using a password that is…

Microsoft Offers Passwordless Access Via Authenticator App

Microsoft Offers Passwordless Access Via Authenticator App

“For users who choose to take advantage of the system, the new sign-in process will completely do away with passwords…” Microsoft has announced phone-based sign-in for Microsoft account users. The process operates via the Microsoft Authenticator app, available on iOS or Android. For users who choose to take advantage of the system, the new sign-in…

Behavioral Authentication Comes To BlackBerry Dynamics

Behavioral Authentication Comes To BlackBerry Dynamics

BlackBerry has brought a behavioral authentication system to its enterprise security platform, with the Sentegrity app now available to all BlackBerry Dynamics users. The app is designed to use a range of contextual factors to assess risk and regulate access control, dynamically adjusting security requirements based on analysis. One assessment might not require a password…

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce has launched a 2FA app. It’s called RHEA, and adds fingerprint recognition to the password-based security already in place. When a user goes to log in to SalesForce on a laptop or desktop, the system will send a notification to her registered mobile device prompting her to scan her finger in the RHEA app.…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID PIV Solution Offers Single Credential for IT, Physical Access Control

HID Global has announced a new end-to-end identity access management solution aimed at letting organizations use just one credential to access both physical facilities and data. It’s called HID PIV. The solution is primarily aimed at the government sector, but also has applications in other regulated industries including healthcare, banking and transportation. It operates primarily…

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Is Swipe-Scan Notification Access Coming To Nexus Phones?

Google might bring one of the neat new features of its Pixel smartphones to some older devices, according to new reports. The Pixel lets users swipe as they scan their fingerprints in order to get quick access to notifications, a feature that Samsung may be seeking to emulate for its own forthcoming devices. But with…

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance is seeing growing enthusiasm for its authentication standards in a world that is increasingly dissatisfied with password-based security. The organization has announced that more than 200 products are now FIDO Certified. That suggests considerable growth, given that FIDO had only reached the 150-product mark in April; and indeed the consortium says that it has seen…

Fingerprint Security Coming To S Note App

Fingerprint Security Coming To S Note App

Samsung is bringing biometric security to its S Note app, according to a new report from SamMobile. Compatible with the Galaxy Note 5 and its S Pen stylus, the S Note app allows users to take notes by hand on their devices. Now, Samsung is aiming to add a fingerprint-based locking feature to the memo…

Kiteworks Enterprise Data Security Platform Supports Touch ID

Kiteworks Enterprise Data Security Platform Supports Touch ID

Accellion, Inc. has upgraded its Kiteworks enterprise data security platform with several new features, the company has announced. Kiteworks is designed to enable access control to sensitive enterprise data through a variety of methods including file encryption and full user activity auditing. In a statement, Accellion CEO Yorgen Edholm explains that it’s designed “to enable…

Airmail Email Client Gets Touch ID Support

Airmail Email Client Gets Touch ID Support

The Airmail email client is now coming to the iPad. Having made its iPhone debut only a couple of months ago, the iOS app for iPad now offers useful new features including split-screen functionality and email scheduling. It also now features Touch ID support, allowing users to log in via fingerprint scan rather than the usual…

Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Apple has filed a patent application for a system that would allow a MacBook or iMac to be unlocked via a synced iPhone’s Touch ID system. As the patent application details, when a user scans her finger on an iPhone’s Touch ID device to unlock it, a signal would be sent from that iPhone to an authorized…

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

The global biometric access control market is in for steady growth over the next couple of years, according to a new report from TechNavio. The market research firm predicts a CAGR of 18 percent for the market between 2015 and 2019. According to TechNavio’s calculations, the should bring the market to a valuation of over $12…

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