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Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a Billion Smartphones Featuring Fingerprint Sensors Will Ship in 2018: Report

Over a billion smartphones featuring fingerprint sensors will ship in 2018, with the devices comprising three quarters of all smartphones on the market, according to a new market forecast from Counterpoint. In a statement announcing the prediction and other market research, the firm attributed the growth to “a rapid rise” in mobile payments and banking,…

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit  $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

Mobile Biometrics Market To Hit $50.6 Billion in 2022: Acuity

“Acuity predicts that by the end of this year, over 1.9 billion biometric mobile devices will be in use, and that this will grow to 5.5 billion devices by 2022, when 98 percent of all smartphones will have biometric capabilities.” The mobile biometrics market will see dramatic growth over the next several years, rising from…

Government Applications Month: The Primer

Government Applications Month: The Primer

September is Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the identity management and strong authentication technologies that keep modern society secure, convenient, and safe. From military ID and physical access control, to border security, law enforcement and next-gen voting, biometric technology has become a key component of the…

Public Sector IT Professionals Embracing Biometric Tech for Data Protection: Report

Public Sector IT Professionals Embracing Biometric Tech for Data Protection: Report

Public service IT professionals are embracing biometric and analytics technologies in anticipation of significant benefits in data and privacy protection, suggests a new report from Accenture. Based on a survey of 774 such individuals across nine countries in North America, Europe, and the APAC region, the report is entitled “Emerging Technologies in Public Service“. Sixty-nine…

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Bank Fraud Versus Terrorism When It comes to collective nightmares shared by the American people, a new survey from FICO suggests that banking fraud and identity theft rank higher on the…

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney has been testing out biometric technology designed to monitor and predict audience reactions to movies and other media. The experimentation was carried out by Disney Research, and involved the use of factorized variational autoencoders, or FVAEs – AI algorithms that can detect patterns in visual inputs, such as audience members’ smiles and laughter. The…

Americans Open To Biometrics Payment Verification: Report

Americans Open To Biometrics Payment Verification: Report

Americans anticipate an increasingly digital future of payments, and sizeable proportions of the population are open to the idea of biometric payment verification, suggest the findings of a new survey by B2B invoicing specialist Viewpost. The survey found that 51 percent of respondents already reported being paid for work electronically, with 83 percent anticipating that…

Consumers Want Biometric Authentication for Online Banking, Shopping: Survey

Consumers Want Biometric Authentication for Online Banking, Shopping: Survey

Consumers are concerned about security in their online banking and shopping, and see biometric authentication as a means to address that issue, suggest new findings from a survey by MYPINPAD. In a statement announcing its Consumer Trust and Mobile Payments Growth survey, the company says that 67 percent of respondents expressed concern about online security,…

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Mastercard and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to help financial services executives deliver biometric security to their customers. The effort is based on research pointing to an important obstacle: While consumers appear ready to embrace biometric security, bank executives are somewhat at a loss as to how…

New Research Suggests Technophobia is a Key Obstacle in Biometric FinTech Adoption

New Research Suggests Technophobia is a Key Obstacle in Biometric FinTech Adoption

The biggest obstacle to mainstream adoption of advanced new FinTech is a lack of understanding on the part of the customer, suggests HSBC in a new research report. Entitled Trust in Technology, the report is based on surveys of a little over 12,000 respondents across Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the…

Researchers Say Perception of Light Can Be Used for Authentication

Researchers Say Perception of Light Can Be Used for Authentication

A research team at the National Technical University of Athens has proposed a new authentication mechanism based on how individuals perceive light. As the MIT Technology Review explains, the system relies upon variations in how each individual perceives the photons of which light consists. The human eye is capable of detecting even a single photon,…

Researchers Test ‘MasterPrint’ Hypothesis

Researchers Test ‘MasterPrint’ Hypothesis

A joint team of researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan State University’s College of Engineering are warning that the fingerprint biometrics now commonly used for mobile authentication may not be as unique as many believe. Because smartphones use only partial fingerprints and often allow for multiple users’ fingerprint data to…

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

There is a pervasive sense of “cyber insecurity” among Americans, says Accenture. The company’s assessment is the result of an online survey it commissioned of 3,469 online users. Thirty percent of respondents said they had been victims of digital crime, and 65 percent said they were not confident in law enforcement agencies’ ability to investigate…

PolyU Researchers Announce Low-Cost 3D Fingerprint System

PolyU Researchers Announce Low-Cost 3D Fingerprint System

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or PolyU, have announced a new 3D fingerprint imaging system based on a single low-cost digital camera. While the single camera cannot in itself produce a 3D image, the system is based on analysis of multiple images produced from different LED light sources, allowing a composite, virtual 3D…

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two data breaches compromised nearly 1.4 billion records last year, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. The publication is the product of a global database of publicly disclosed breaches. According to its data, last year’s stats reflect an 86 percent increase in data breaches compared to 2015, with some of…

Dramatic Growth Predicted for Iris Recognition Market: Tractica

Dramatic Growth Predicted for Iris Recognition Market: Tractica

The global iris recognition market is in for huge growth over the next several years, according to a new forecast from Tractica. The market research firm projects that it will rise from an estimated value of $676.6 million last year to $4.1 billion by the year 2025, with annual shipments of iris scanning devices rising…

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

The accuracy of facial recognition technologies decreases as a subject ages, according to new research from Michigan State University. The MSU researchers sought to assess how effectively contemporary facial recognition systems can match a face that has aged over an extended period, testing the technology against mug shot images for about 23,600 individuals. The researchers…

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