mobile authentication

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

Money20/20 Europe: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai on Sophisticated Selfie Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai on Sophisticated Selfie Biometrics [AUDIO]

Over the last couple of years, selfie-based authentication has become popular in a big way, with a growing number of organizations embracing this biometric technology for customer onboarding and authentication. And one of the solutions providers that has benefitted most from this trend is Onfido. The company has enjoyed a rapid ascent, exemplified by recent…

Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s batch of top stories from FindBiometrics is about as varied as they come, spanning acquisitions, iPhones, executive changes, and more. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to discern a couple of themes, with a major through-line being the ongoing importance of mobile biometrics. Apple is responsible to a considerable extent for having launched this booming…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

There was a time – and it wasn’t so long ago – when biometric authentication was an extremely niche area of technological research and security. Indeed, until recently, the idea of scanning a fingerprint or face or eye for identification was often placed in the realm of science fiction, so far as pop culture has…

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

“This latest batch of integrations comes soon after multiple other smartphone integration announcements from Fingerprint Cards, whose biometric technology has also been incorporated into recent devices from OPPO, Honor, Sharp, and others.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in three new smartphone models, the company has announced. In announcing the biometrics integrations, Fingerprints did not…

TESIS Secures Password Reset Program with BioID’s Biometric Tech

TESIS Secures Password Reset Program with BioID’s Biometric Tech

TESIS SYSware has upgraded its password manager, “ASPR”, with the help of BioID’s facial recognition tech. The automated password service is designed for enterprise level clients, with BioID providing liveness detection to prevent fraudsters from taking advantage of the reset process. The BioID integration is device and platform agnostic, making it ideal for companies with…

Will Apple’s Touch ID Make a Full-Screen Comeback?

Will Apple’s Touch ID Make a Full-Screen Comeback?

“It would be a surprising move for Apple after the company dropped fingerprint scanning in its pivot to 3D facial recognition, but Apple has gestured in this direction in recent patents…” Analysts with Barclays have laid out some predictions for Apple’s 2019 and 2020 iPhones, and they include a potential comeback for Touch ID. The…

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

“It’s the second recent effort on Samsung’s part to improve fingerprint scanning after a product’s launch…” Samsung is once again enhancing the biometric capabilities of one of its smartphones through a software update. The update has been rolling out to Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one of Samsung’s first mid-range devices to benefit…

Yoti Lends Biometric Support to Charitable Ticket Distribution Platform

Yoti Lends Biometric Support to Charitable Ticket Distribution Platform

“Yoti’s biometric selfie authentication tech provides password-free authentication for the Ticket Bank website…” Yoti is providing secure authentication services for a new charity working to make the arts more accessible. The charity in question is called The Ticket Bank, and it gathers spare tickets to events like concerts, sporting events, and the theatre, and then…

Yoti Biometric Mobile ID Enables Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Stores

Yoti Biometric Mobile ID Enables Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Stores

Yoti users can now use the app for age-restricted purchases at convenience stores in the UK. The news comes after the Association of Convenience Stores agreed to recognize Yoti’s digital IDs, making it the first smartphone-based ID solution to make its way to Britain’s brick and mortar corner stores. To implement the system, Yoti will…

Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

The mobile sector has been an increasingly prominent one in the larger biometrics market since the Apple’s game-changing launch of Touch ID back in 2013, and with new innovations like Face ID and in-display fingerprint scanning, it shows no signs of slowing down. So it’s no wonder that FindBiometrics’ roundup of this week’s top biometrics…

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

Ipsidy Makes the Case for MFA Security in the Face of Rising Cybercrime

Ipsidy Makes the Case for MFA Security in the Face of Rising Cybercrime

“Ipsidy is an expert on this specific topic, offering authentication solutions like Verified by Ipsidy, a mobile biometric MFA technology that ‘helps enterprises authenticate the identity of the person on the other side of everyday transactions.’” Ipsidy is singing the praises of multi-factor authentication in a new blog post. Entitled “The Benefits of MultiFactor Authentication…

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

Mobile Biometrics Solution Helps to Deliver Strong Q1 Results for Aware

Mobile Biometrics Solution Helps to Deliver Strong Q1 Results for Aware

Aware, Inc. has issued its results for Q1, ended March 31st, showing a strong year-over-year improvement. Revenues came in at $3.7 million, compared to revenues of $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. And Aware saw a net income of $228,000 for the latest quarter, compared to a loss of $495,000 in Q1 of…

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has placed fingerprint sensors in a slew of new smartphones from leading mobile manufacturers. The new phones include the Kyocera Duraforce Pro2, which features the FPC1145, and the Redmi 7, which boasts the FPC1511. The FPC1511 has also been integrated into a trio of smartphones from Huawei, including the Huawei Y7 2019, the…

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…

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