mobile authentication

‘Jumio Authentication’ Leverages FaceTec’s Biometric Liveness Detection

‘Jumio Authentication’ Leverages FaceTec’s Biometric Liveness Detection

“With this technology now integrated into one of the most popular and successful mobile onboarding and authentication solution on the market, client organizations and end users will have access to a sophisticated authentication solution offering an unprecedented level of security.” Jumio has empowered its selfie-based authentication platform with the market’s only iBeta Level-1 and Level-2…

Aware Reports Steady Growth in Q4 Update

Aware Reports Steady Growth in Q4 Update

“…the company attributed the growth mostly to “higher service sales”, with “higher software maintenance sales and lower costs” also playing a role.” Aware, Inc. has posted its results for the quarter ended December 31st, showing steady growth. The company saw revenues of $4.1 million in the quarter, compared to $3.1 million in Q4 of 2017.…

Romania Gets Its First Biometric Payment System Thanks to Wirecard and Oney Bank

Romania Gets Its First Biometric Payment System Thanks to Wirecard and Oney Bank

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

“…it’s cheaper and more convenient to license an authentication app than it is to build a custom biometric security system for the office.” In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting…

IrisGuard Enters Healthcare Market with Blockchain Platform Partnership

IrisGuard Enters Healthcare Market with Blockchain Platform Partnership

“Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.” Iris biometrics specialist IrisGuard is entering the healthcare market through a collaboration with Patientory, a San Francisco-based provider of a healthcare-focused blockchain network. The companies are focusing on patient identification, with IrisGuard’s EyePay Phone technology…

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

“The aim is to develop a highly sophisticated authentication system that can passively identify a user without relying on any single modality.” The US military is making progress in its effort to develop a ‘patterns of life’ authentication system to replace the Common Access Cards traditionally used by personnel. According to a new FCW report,…

Noku TokenRaise to Leverage Yoti’s Digital ID

Noku TokenRaise to Leverage Yoti’s Digital ID

Noku TokenRaise is partnering with Yoti to give more people access to its blockchain technology. In a press release, the two companies announced that Noku TokenRaise customers will now be able to share verified information through Yoti’s secure digital identification app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for authentication, making it even easier for…

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

Yoti Continues Commitment to Transparency

Yoti Continues Commitment to Transparency

In the world of mobile security, Yoti has long been one of the more outspoken voices calling for greater corporate transparency, regularly boasting that it places the interests of its community above all other considerations. That commitment is reflected in the company’s latest blog post, which details some of the compliance measures that Yoti follows…

GLOMO Nominees Include Mobile Biometrics Innovations

GLOMO Nominees Include Mobile Biometrics Innovations

This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and accordingly the GSMA has named the nominees for its Global Mobile Awards, or GLOMO Awards. As always, technological innovation is the through line across a wide-ranging gamut of categories and nominated solutions. And as usual, some big names are in the mix: In the category of…

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Physical banks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but they are clearly becoming less necessary as more financial services business is conducted online and through mobile devices. And with that trend in mind, one of the more forward-looking results of the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey makes a lot of sense. Question 15 of the…

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Calling for National Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

Altek, CyberLink Collaborate on Chip for Face ID-style Authentication

Altek, CyberLink Collaborate on Chip for Face ID-style Authentication

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

The biometrics industry is, for the most part, grateful for Apple’s promotion of facial recognition technology, suggest the responses to one of the most timely questions in FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question Nine of the survey asked whether respondents agreed with the statement, “Apple’s continued commitment to facial recognition has helped demystify face…

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

‘Self-directed Care’ Provider Looks to Face Biometrics to Fight Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

Authentication Collaboration Combines Facial Recognition with Barcode Scanning

Authentication Collaboration Combines Facial Recognition with Barcode Scanning

“The end result is an authentication system in which an end user takes pictures of the front and rear of a barcoded identity document, as well as a selfie; then, facial recognition technology compares the images to verify the user’s identity.” Toronto-based Applied Recognition and New York’s Intellicheck are putting their heads together to offer…

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy appears to have the full confidence of its backers: The company has announced that at its recent Annual Meeting of Stockholders, all of management’s proposed resolutions were passed. The company didn’t go into great detail in its announcement about what these resolutions pertained to, but did note that one result of the voting is…

IDEMIA Wins Future Digital Award for CloudCard+ Solution

IDEMIA Wins Future Digital Award for CloudCard+ Solution

“IDEMIA’s solution is a mobile application that is designed to leverage one of two biometric factors for user authentication…” IDEMIA has come out a winner in Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards. Its CloudCard+ solution took the top prize in the category of “Best Payment Authentication Platform/Solution”, ahead of runner-up Accertify and its Dynamic Risk Vectors…

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