mobile security

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…

Galaxy A80 Smartphone Continues In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend

Galaxy A80 Smartphone Continues In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

BioCatch Shares More Details About Partnership with Entersekt

BioCatch Shares More Details About Partnership with Entersekt

BioCatch has elaborated on the nature of its new partnership with Entersekt, taking to its blog to explain how the two companies are working together to improve the mobile banking experience. The company noted that while digital banking apps need to be just as engaging as consumer apps, they also face higher scrutiny and need…

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…

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock, Rules California Judge

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

The leadership at Gemalto and Thales are adjusting their expectations with respect to their proposed merger, announcing that they now expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019. The announcement comes after the news that the US Committee on Foreign Investment had given the merger its thumbs-up last month, marking the 6th…

Gigzi Iris Protects Cryptocurrency with Biometrics

Gigzi Iris Protects Cryptocurrency with Biometrics

“As a cryptocurrency user, I know that account security is paramount.”- El Asmar, CEO, Gigzi IriTech has teamed up with a cryptocurrency platform to develop a new iris-based security solution for its end users. Based in London, Gigzi is developing a blockchain-based cryptocurrency called Gigzi Black. It also offers digital currencies called Gigzi Metal that…

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…