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NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Supports Android Fingerprint Biometrics

Nok Nok Labs has upgraded its S3 Authentication Suite to enable support for Android fingerprint scanning. Android 6.0, or ‘Android Marshmallow’, is the first Android operating system to introduce native fingerprint scanning capabilities. NNL’s support of the feature complements its already existing support for Apple iOS’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning, allowing even more S3 Authentication…

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

Mobile Biometrics Are Mainstream, So What’s Next?

UPDATE: Watch the full presentation of Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT now! About 600 million smartphones with biometric sensors are currently in use, according to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence. That number is approximately 28 percent of the total number of smartphone devices on a global scale, says the firm. What’s more, there is a…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

A Transitional Experience Mobility is a promise of convenience and efficiency. Take your digital life wherever you go, always be connected to the people, networks and applications that matter to you most. Now, thanks to popular mobile commerce technologies your phone is even more important and useful than your credit card stuffed wallet, and will…

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

DOCOMO and Nok Nok Labs Team, Bring Biometric Login To Customers

Japan’s NTT DOCOMO has teamed up with Nok Nok Labs (NNL) to bring biometric authentication to all its customers. The MNO is integrating the NNL S3 Authentication Suite into its ecosystem so that customers can login to online services via fingerprint and iris scan. NNL is, of course, a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, and…

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs is optimistic about the future of digital payments in Europe. With the European Banking Authority considering new standards for payment security across the European Union via its Directive on Payments Services, or “PSD2”, Nok Nok Labs has worked with the FIDO Alliance to draft recommendations on user authentication. The comments were submitted…

White House Digital Security Plan Prompts Dialogue

White House Digital Security Plan Prompts Dialogue

The Obama administration has announced a new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) as part of an effort to improve Americans’ digital security, and the move is prompting some dialogue. The CNAP entails a number of key measures, including the establishment of a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a proposed $3.1 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund,…

Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs Streamline FIDO Certification

Synaptics, Nok Nok Labs Streamline FIDO Certification

A new partnership between Synaptics and Nok Nok Labs is aiming to help streamline the FIDO certification process for OEMs. Essentially, the partnership will see Nok Nok Labs software and servers used to test the products of Synaptics and its OEMs using real-world authentication scenarios. Both companies are, of course, co-founders of the FIDO Alliance,…

News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics, Financial Biometrics Month continued in the featured articles section while major news about the FIDO Alliance, Apple Pay and upgraded products made up the top stories. Here is a look back on the week that was: Financial Biometrics Month As Financial Biometrics Month continued through week three of November, we took…

Nok Nok Labs Comments on FIDO’s Big W3C News

Nok Nok Labs Comments on FIDO’s Big W3C News

Today in Tokyo, the FIDO Alliance made major industry news, partnering with W3C in an initiative to make its strong online authentication standards truly ubiquitous on the Web. This is a major milestone for the consortium, which was launched in 2013 on a mission to replace passwords with something better. Ramesh Kesanupalli, FIDO visionary and founder of…

News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

This past week at FindBiometrics: Financial Biometrics Month continued as we examined the benefits of biometric banking and released new videos from the recent Money20/20 conference. In the news we saw novelty, innovation and diversity when reporting on new products and integrations, while Q3 2015 reports kept trickling in. Here is a look back on…

VIDEO: Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20

VIDEO: Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20

At the end of October FindBiometrics—in its effort to bring strong identity management to the end user community—brought biometrics to Money20/20, hosting the extremely popular panel: Biometric Identity & Its Applications in Financial Services & Payments. Biometrics weren’t confined to the stage at the Las Vegas conference, however, and Peter O’Neill, president and founder of FindBiometrics,  caught…

IDEX Issues Mid-Year Update

IDEX Issues Mid-Year Update

As we march forward into the second half of 2015, IDEX ASA – a biometric fingerprint sensor company – asserts that it is “positioned to capture significant share of the multi-billion dollar market opportunity for fingerprint sensors based on strong product portfolio and partners.” The company has posted a detailed inventory of its activity for…

Phillip Dunkelberger Joins myPINpad Board

Phillip Dunkelberger Joins myPINpad Board

Consumer authentication solutions provider myPINpad has snagged a major industry figure for its board of directors. Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs, is now on the board’s roster. Dunkelberger was a co-founder and CEO of PGP Corporation, an enterprise data protection company that was acquired by Symantec in 2010. He went on to become CEO…

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of Invisible Biometrics while the industry news was diverse and exciting. Headlines about the FBI’s NGI program, international government deployments, finance and major biometric innovations highlighted just how dynamic the biometrics industry has become. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Invisibility…

Nok Nok Labs and IDEX Partner, Integrate

Nok Nok Labs and IDEX Partner, Integrate

Fingerprint sensor developer IDEX ASA is teaming up with authentication solutions provider Nok Nok Labs to integrate its newest sensor technology into the latter’s S3 Authentication Suite, the companies have announced. Nok Nok Labs, a co-founder of the FIDO Alliance, is a leader in authentication security, particular with respect to its flagship S3 Authentication Suite,…

MasterCard Developing Biometrics for Online Purchases

MasterCard Developing Biometrics for Online Purchases

MasterCard is pushing further into its exploration of biometric authentication with a new system that will confirm online purchases with facial and fingerprint scans. The company is starting this system as a pilot project involving 500 customers. Here’s how it’s going to work: When a user makes an online purchase, the MasterCard mobile app will…

Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Interview with Rajiv Dholakia, Vice President, Products, Nok Nok Labs The biggest authentication news of the month hit earlier this week with the announcement that NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile network operator, signed on to the FIDO Alliance board of directors. The move signaled many firsts for the Alliance, DOCOMO and the industry as a…

Nok Nok Integration Brings Biometrics To Android M

Nok Nok Integration Brings Biometrics To Android M

Application security developer Nok Nok Labs has announced a couple of major new developments in its efforts to provide users and organizations with highly secure authentication solutions. Both revolve around the company’s flagship S3 Authentication Suite. In exciting news for Google enthusiasts, the platform has been integrated into Google’s newly unveiled Google Android M Developer…

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

A major blow has been struck in the war on passwords. The FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to open strong authentication standards, has announced that NTT DOCOMO, a mobile network operator in Japan, has joined its board of directors. As such, DOCOMO has become the first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO’s standards, effectively…

Guardian Panel Debates Biometrics as Password Killers

Guardian Panel Debates Biometrics as Password Killers

The Guardian has assembled an expert panel to debate the looming demise of the password at the hands of biometrics technology. And while the panel doesn’t reach complete consensus, there seems to be general agreement that biometric technology is the way forward, and that the role of passwords in authentication will increasingly be relegated. For…

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