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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…

Mastercard Study Shows Consumer Interest in Biometric mPayments Security

Mastercard Study Shows Consumer Interest in Biometric mPayments Security

“According to the report, 43 percent of the consumers analyzed in the study “expressed interest in biometrics and other forms of authentication” to improve digital payments security, and 51 percent of those conversations were driven by advancements in facial and fingerprint recognition.” Together with PRIME Research and Synthesio, Mastercard has been listening in on some…

Technavio Predicts Substantial Growth for Automotive Biometrics Market

Technavio Predicts Substantial Growth for Automotive Biometrics Market

The biometric automotive market is will grow at a CAGR of over 19 percent between this year and 2021, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm highlights three major drivers of the growth: Growing demand in the BRIC countries, the security vulnerabilities of traditional key-based vehicle entry, and evolving government regulations…

BioCatch Heralds Rise of Behavioral Biometrics

BioCatch Heralds Rise of Behavioral Biometrics

“The excitement was also reflected in FindBiometrics’ 2016 Year in Review, in which survey respondents ranked behavioral biometrics, tied with iris scanning, as the third most exciting biometric modality…” BioCatch is celebrating the rise of behavioral biometrics as a key security solution. In a new blog post, the company notes that a new report from…

Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometric technology is being adopted in consumer, business, and government applications “at an increasing pace,” according to Tractica. The market research firm has announced a new report predicting that the global biometrics market will grow from a value of $2.4 billion last year to $15.1 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 22.9 percent. The…

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Predicts Mainstreaming of Iris, Behavioral Biometrics for 2017

Acuity Market Intelligence has announced its “Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity” for 2017. Many of the trends are already underway. Mobile biometrics will continue to go mainstream, enterprise executives will continue to respond to the impacts of the IoT, and more startups and small companies are going to be acquired by bigger…

2017 to See a Billion Active Biometric Mobile Devices: Deloitte

2017 to See a Billion Active Biometric Mobile Devices: Deloitte

Deloitte has issued its 2017 Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, and they include the continuing rise of biometric technology. The business consultancy predicts that the number of active mobile devices featuring a fingerprint sensor will exceed 10 million in Canada and a billion around the world this year. Each of these sensors will…

Military Demand for Iris and Facial Biometrics Growing: Report

Military Demand for Iris and Facial Biometrics Growing: Report

The security applications of biometric technology have long been clear, and the next few years will see adoption of the technology continue, according to a new report from market research firm Technavio. Entitled “Global Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020”, the report predicts a CAGR of seven percent for this market for the forecast period. The report…

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Juniper Research is predicting the rise of multimodal mobile biometrics. In a new report entitled Mobile Biometrics: Consumer Markets, Opportunities & Forecasts 2016-2021, the market research firm acknowledges that while fingerprint scanners are now more or less ubiquitous, the next few years will see the rise of additional biometric modalities like facial and voice recognition.…

NSF Grant to Push Forward Brainwave Biometrics Research

NSF Grant to Push Forward Brainwave Biometrics Research

The researchers behind a groundbreaking study into the potential of brainwave-based user authentication have received a big new grant to continue their work. The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to be shared between researchers at Binghampton University and the University at Buffalo. The researchers made waves earlier this year with a study indicating that…

UK, European Universities to Explore Mobile Biometrics

UK, European Universities to Explore Mobile Biometrics

“The researchers will investigate face and fingerprint biometrics, as well as behavioral biometrics related to device interaction – a nascent form of biometrics that appears to be gaining momentum.” England’s University of Kent is preparing to lead an academic study of mobile biometric authentication technologies. Together with a team of other European universities, Kent’s School of…

BFSI Biometrics to See CAGR of Almost 20 Percent Through 2020: Technavio

BFSI Biometrics to See CAGR of Almost 20 Percent Through 2020: Technavio

Technavio expects strong growth for the BFSI biometrics market. In a new report, the market research firm predicts growth of almost 20 percent for the next three years. In a report synopsis, Technavio highlighted the proliferation of smartphone fingerprint sensors as a factor in the BFSI biometrics market, and indeed, many companies have embraced Apple’s Touch ID…

Facial Recognition-Fooling Glasses Allow Researchers to Change Identities

Facial Recognition-Fooling Glasses Allow Researchers to Change Identities

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new method of fooling facial recognition software that requires nothing more than a pair of glasses, reports New Scientist. To be fair, they are really weird glasses, with large, multi-colored frames that don’t adhere to much of a coherent aesthetic. It’s primarily the patterns on the frames…

Biometric Security Is Key to mPayment Adoption: Javelin

Biometric Security Is Key to mPayment Adoption: Javelin

As consumer appetites for mobile payments increase, businesses are going to need to embrace security that reassures users while enabling better convenience than password- and PIN-based systems, suggests a recent report from Javelin Strategy & Research. – Join Javelin Strategy & Research, Samsung SDS America, and Mobile ID World for the biometrics webinar event of…

Iris Scanning May Be Next Wave Of Mobile Biometrics

Iris Scanning May Be Next Wave Of Mobile Biometrics

Despite its massive recall, Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone could help to pioneer the next wave in mobile biometrics—iris scanning. That’s a potential implication of a new forecast from ABI Research. Citing the high-profile Note7, the firm predicts that in 2o21, the number of smartphones shipping with iris scanning technology will come to nearly 300 million.…

Researcher Who Helped Police Hack Into Smartphone Gets Engineering Distinction

Researcher Who Helped Police Hack Into Smartphone Gets Engineering Distinction

Renowned biometrics expert Anil Jain has been elected a Foreign Fellow by the Indian National Academy of Engineering. The distinction is bestowed to only five individuals each year, and was offered to Jain in recognition of his “eminence and outstanding accomplishments in engineering and technology.” Currently a researcher with Michigan State University, Jain was in…

India’s Biometrics Market to Grow at 31 Percent CAGR Between 2016-2021: Report

India’s Biometrics Market to Grow at 31 Percent CAGR Between 2016-2021: Report

India’s biometrics market will be worth more than three billion dollars by the year 2021, according to a new report from TechSci Research. Entitled “India Biometrics Market By Type, By End Use Sector, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2016-2021”, the report says this growth reflects a CAGR of about 31 percent during the forecast period. Aadhaar is,…

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