mobile identification

BioFlex S Transforms Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

BioFlex S Transforms Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL has launched a new smartphone module that can turn an ordinary Samsung smartphone into a rugged biometric device. Dubbed the BioFlex S, the new solution combines a rugged AMREL case with the BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner from Suprema ID, and is designed primarily for use in law enforcement. “We have created a versatile,…

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

“While the ECG capability is itself a significant technological advancement, it’s possible that the underlying technology could eventually be leveraged for biometric authentication, since each individual’s cardiac data is unique.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s…

LG G8 ThinQ Introduces Hand ID Vein Biometrics

LG G8 ThinQ Introduces Hand ID Vein Biometrics

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

Goodix Supplies In-Display Biometrics for Huawei P30 Smartphones

Goodix Supplies In-Display Biometrics for Huawei P30 Smartphones

Huawei has a new flagship phone, and Goodix‘s fingerprints are all over it. The new Huawei P30, and the larger P30 Pro, is the latest high-profile smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. And China-based Goodix is once again the supplier of Huawei’s biometric technology, further cementing its leading position in a mobile market that…

Apple Card Purchases Authenticated with Touch ID or Face ID Biometrics

Apple Card Purchases Authenticated with Touch ID or Face ID Biometrics

“A titanium physical card will also be available for shopping in stores, but the card won’t feature a card number, CVV, signature, or even an expiry date – all of that information will need to be accessed from the iPhone.” The rumors were true: Among its other announcements this week, Apple has unveiled a new…

FaceTec Biometrics Guard Yoti ID Solution Against Spoofing

FaceTec Biometrics Guard Yoti ID Solution Against Spoofing

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Two New Huawei Phones Feature FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

Newly Published Patents Suggest Apple Plans Face ID Improvements

Newly Published Patents Suggest Apple Plans Face ID Improvements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

“The new batch of integrations highlights the continuing importance of the mobile biometrics market to Fingerprints’ business, even as the company seeks to expand into new areas such as biometric payment cards.” A slew of new smartphones feature Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology, the company has announced. The devices come from a range of smartphone brands.…

TRUSTICA Mobile Leverages Biometrics For Military-Grade ‘Zero Trust’ Security

TRUSTICA Mobile Leverages Biometrics For Military-Grade ‘Zero Trust’ Security

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

HyreCar Uses Mitek Technology for New Carsharing App

HyreCar Uses Mitek Technology for New Carsharing App

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

US-China Trade War, Apple Hinder Goodix Growth: Exec

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Hits the Market, Sporting In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy S10 Hits the Market, Sporting In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone has hit the market, and is poised to further spread two of the biggest trends in mobile biometrics. One of them is in-display fingerprint scanning. This is a first for Samsung: With the Galaxy S10, users can scan their fingerprint for authentication directly on the display, eliminating the need for a…

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

Taking stock of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles this week, there’s no clear through line. And maybe that’s the point: In early 2019, biometric technologies have spread across a diverse array of applications spanning a range of industries. And there’s considerable variety in the biometric technologies themselves, with a number of modalities now in the middle…

Nokia 9 PureView Features Multimodal Biometrics

Nokia 9 PureView Features Multimodal Biometrics

The in-display fingerprint sensor trend continues to spread in the mobile market, with the latest Nokia smartphone from HMD Global featuring the technology. The same goes for the facial recognition trend launched by Apple and its Face ID system, with the Nokia 9 PureView sporting both modalities for user authentication. To be clear, in promoting…

Jumio Grabs Three InfoSec Awards, Including Best Product in Biometrics

Jumio Grabs Three InfoSec Awards, Including Best Product in Biometrics

Jumio was one of the biggest winners at the 2019 InfoSec Awards. The company received prizes for Best Product in Biometrics and Best Product in Fraud Prevention, and was also recognized as the Market Leader in Compliance. The announcement bolsters Jumio’s impressive 2019 awards haul, which already includes two BIG Innovation and four Cybersecurity Excellence…

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu Provides Biometric Authentication for Japanese Utility Company

Fujitsu has announced that TEPCO Systems Corporation has deployed Fujitsu’s FIDO-certified Online Biometric Authentication Service to streamline its maintenance procedures. The platform is specifically being used to improve operations for TEPCO Power Grid, which handles utility pole maintenance in the company’s service area. As with other FIDO-certified services, Fujitsu’s Online Biometric Authentication app is designed…

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