mobile biometrics

Banks Must Focus on Strong Mobile Authentication, Suggests iovation Survey

Banks Must Focus on Strong Mobile Authentication, Suggests iovation Survey

“…just as younger consumers tend to show a higher preference for mobile banking, those in the 18-34 age range tend to prefer using the biometric authentication capabilities of those devices, whereas older survey respondents showed more of a preference for security questions.” Customers are increasingly accessing financial services on mobile devices, and providers need to…

News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles once again offers a varied assortment of topics, sectors, and technologies. First up is IDEX Biometrics’ news that it is preparing to fulfill a multi-year, multimillion-dollar order of its dual-interface fingerprint sensor technology. The company has been strongly focused on the emerging area of biometric payment cards…

Popular Password Manager Announces Face Unlock Support for Pixel 4 Users

Popular Password Manager Announces Face Unlock Support for Pixel 4 Users

LastPass has confirmed that it will be supporting face-based unlocks on Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone. The beta for the Android version of the app is currently available through the Google Play Store, and already features a new icon for the new biometric modality. LastPass has historically relied on fingerprint recognition, but the latest iteration of…

Goodix Provides In-display Biometric Sensor for Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition

Goodix Provides In-display Biometric Sensor for Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition

In-display fingerprint scanning technology has found its way into another new smartphone, this time from the Huawei-owned Honor brand. The new Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition’s fingerprint sensor comes by way of Goodix, marking a change from the Honor 20 Lite smartphone launched this past summer, which featured the FPC1511 – Fingerprint Cards’ most cost-effective…

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

It’s been another busy week in biometrics, with FindBiometrics’ top articles once again spanning across a range of topics. It is a notably consumer-focused batch, however, with four of the five most-read posts chiefly concerned with tech like smartphones, security keys, and biometric payment cards. Two of the week’s top stories were concerned with the…

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

The rise of the smartphone has been transformative in a number of profound ways. Just as pedestrians in the early 20th century couldn’t have imagined the preponderance of cars that would soon clog their streets, in the 21st century we’ve moved from landlines and answering machines to a smartphone in every pocket (not to mention…

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine has given readers a glimpse of the future in a recent LinkedIn blog post, walking them through an average plane trip in 2030. In doing so, he highlights the growing significance of biometric boarding, which allows passengers to check in and board the plane with only a facial…

FaceTec Expands Into Biometric e-Voting with Neuvote Integration

FaceTec Expands Into Biometric e-Voting with Neuvote Integration

“The integration of FaceTec’s ZoOm, shown to be the most secure biometric authentication method available, provides a solid foundation of trust for the rest of our solution.” – Matthew Heuman, CEO, Neuvote Having developed one of the most sophisticated mobile biometric authentication solutions in play, FaceTec is now taking a big step into the world…

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition French authorities are preparing to launch a biometric national ID app for access to online government services. The app is called “Alicem”, an acronym for “certified online authentication on mobile”. Like a number of increasingly popular mobile authentication systems in the financial services sector, the app revolves around selfie biometrics:…

Aware Promotes Biometrics VP to Chief Commercial Officer

Aware Promotes Biometrics VP to Chief Commercial Officer

Biometrics News Aware, Inc. has announced another high-profile executive appointment, with a longstanding employee being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Robert M. Mungovan has been with the company since 1997, when he came on as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Biometric Software. In 2000, Mungovan took on the position of Aware’s…

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Reach $7.1B by 2024: Report

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Reach $7.1B by 2024: Report

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition The fingerprint sensor market will grow from a value of $3.5 billion this year to $7.1 billion by 2024, according to a new forecast from MarketsandMarkets. This trajectory will reflect a CAGR of 15.3 percent. The report comes after Apple helped to prompt a shift in the mobile biometrics market…

New CredenceCONNECT Solution Helps Maintain Large Scale ID Projects

New CredenceCONNECT Solution Helps Maintain Large Scale ID Projects

Credence ID has released a new management tool that will make it easier for companies to keep tabs on all of the Credence devices connected to their mobile network. Dubbed CredenceCONNECT, the new web-based platform maps the location of every device and allows system administrators to remotely monitor usage and analyze the data gathered. “We…

Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet Gets a UI Upgrade

Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet Gets a UI Upgrade

Having been live in the App Store for only a few weeks, ZenGo has updated its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Most of the enhancements concern the app’s redesigned user interface, with ZenGo calling it “the most handsome wallet you’ve ever seen” in its announcement. There’s a new “quick action” menu, and account balances can be upgraded…

New Electric Scooter is Secured by Smartphone Biometrics

New Electric Scooter is Secured by Smartphone Biometrics

Gogoro has unveiled a lightweight electric scooter that was built to provide a more sustainable alternative to 50-100cc gas scooters in urban environments. Unlike previous Gogoro scooters, the new VIVA Smartscooter has a single battery, but can still run for up to 85km per battery swap and is ideal for short trips in the city.…

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

“…there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on each side of the device, so that no matter which way a user is holding it, they’re still able to perform biometric authentication intuitively.” ZTE-owned mobile brand Nubia has taken a different tack with its latest flagship smartphone: the Nubia Z20 features two screens and two fingerprint sensors. The…

Former IDEMIA Exec is Aware’s New CEO

Former IDEMIA Exec is Aware’s New CEO

A former IDEMIA executive is Aware, Inc.‘s new Chief Executive Officer. Robert – or “Bob” – Eckel joins the Aware team as both CEO and a new member of the Board of Directors, while previous CEO Kevin Russell has been named the company’s Chief Legal and Administrative Officer. Eckel served as CEO of MorphoTrust starting…

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