mobile authentication

BBVA Looks to Expand Biometric Onboarding Services

BBVA Looks to Expand Biometric Onboarding Services

“Veridas is a joint venture between BBVA and Das-Nano that was launched in 2017, and has developed an algorithm that achieved a top-three score in NIST testing.” BBVA is looking to expand the scope of its biometric onboarding program. BBVA was the first Spanish bank to enable digital enrollment, which is currently available in Mexico,…

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

WhatsApp Finally Bringing Fingerprint Biometric Security to Android

“The fingerprint lock feature has been in the works for several months, and brings the Android version of the app closer to its iOS counterpart, which gained Face ID and Touch ID authentication back in February.” WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of…

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

“FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy A10s, there’s a chance that Samsung may have used technology from another provider for the final version of the A10s.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone.…

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

“…Google has indicated the feature will be coming to any phone running Android 7.0 (or something more recent) in the next few days, while the service will presumably make its way to services like Gmail at some point in the future.” Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android…

Ipsidy Eyes LATAM Market Through Partnership with AS•NET

Ipsidy Eyes LATAM Market Through Partnership with AS•NET

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics Announces New CEO: Michael Hurlston

Synaptics has announced its next CEO: Michael Hurlston will take the helm on August 19th, and is expected to join the company’s Board of Directors at the same time. Hurlston is coming to Synaptics straight from Finisar, where he has served as chief executive since January of last year. His appointment at Synaptics can therefore…

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

Independent Audit Validates Mobile Voting System After Denver Elections

Independent Audit Validates Mobile Voting System After Denver Elections

Mobile voting is a step closer to mainstream legitimacy, with authorities in Denver having concluded a successful audit of a mobile voting system deployed in a municipal election this past spring. Developed by Voatz, the mobile voting system used the biometric authentication technologies built into contemporary smartphones for voter verification, and leveraged blockchain public ledger…

Computop Provides Strong Biometric Authentication for Online Retailers

Computop Provides Strong Biometric Authentication for Online Retailers

Computop has released a new biometric authentication platform that will allow online retailers to provide two-factor authentication and streamline the payments process on mobile devices. Computop is a payment processing company, while the Biometrics by Computop platform is compliant with the latest PSD2 standards. According to Computop, the new platform will allow online retailers to…

FacePhi Extends Argentinian Presence with Banco del Sol

FacePhi Extends Argentinian Presence with Banco del Sol

FacePhi has found yet another partner for its onboarding services in Argentina. The facial recognition specialist has formed a partnership with Banco del Sol, the online banking arm of the country’s Sancor Seguros group, which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID solution for customer onboarding and authentication. Argentina has proved to be a lucrative market for…

Peruvian Bank Embraces Selfie Authentication Tech, Care of SelphID

Peruvian Bank Embraces Selfie Authentication Tech, Care of SelphID

FacePhi continues to solidify its position in the Latin American market. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID platform for customer onboarding and authentication. BCP marks FacePhi’s first foray into Peru, although the company’s client portfolio…

Daon Upgrades IdentityX Digital Onboarding Platform

Daon Upgrades IdentityX Digital Onboarding Platform

Daon has released an updated version of its flagship biometric onboarding platform. IdentityX Digital Onboarding 2.0 delivers better anti-spoofing technology, and also enables browser-based onboarding to allow users to enroll without the need for a mobile app. The platform is designed to deliver a seamless experience that guards against fraud while simultaneously increasing user retention…

Passwordless MobileIron Solution Lets Employees Use iPhone as Proof of Identity

Passwordless MobileIron Solution Lets Employees Use iPhone as Proof of Identity

MobileIron has released a new zero sign-on solution that allows employees to access cloud services at work with their iPhone instead of a password. The enterprise-level solution leverages MobileIron’s unified endpoint management platform, and treats the mobile device as a form of secure identity when logging into cloud applications like Office 365. The service is…

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

“[Jumio]’s solution combines facial recognition and document reading technology to verify the identities of end users, allowing financial services firms like BTG Pactual to automate the digital onboarding process while maintaining security and adhering to KYC requirements.” BTG Pactual has become the latest bank to embrace Jumio‘s biometric customer onboarding technology. Based in Brazil, BTG…

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf Integrates IoT and Biometric Tech into New Line of ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf has released a new line of ATMs that leverage mobile tech and biometrics to deliver a more personalized self-service experience. The DN Series is currently in a pilot phase with 18 financial institutions in 13 different countries, including BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. “The self-service channel continues to play a crucial role in financial…

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

Biometric Voting: Voatz Raises $7 Million

Biometric Voting: Voatz Raises $7 Million

Mobile biometric voting startup Voatz has received $7 million in series-A funding from a group led by Medici Ventures and Techstars, with additional contributions from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners. The money will be used to make Voatz more accessible, and to upgrade its security as it trials the platform in more jurisdictions.…

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