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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,…

US Intelligence R&D Agency Seeks Anti-Spoofing Solutions

US Intelligence R&D Agency Seeks Anti-Spoofing Solutions

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research arm of America’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is starting up a counter-spoofing program, reports Nextgov. Called Thor, the program’s aim is to find ways to prevent individuals from disguising their biometric data. IARPA’s concern is with deceptions such as individuals’ use of prosthetics to…

VAR Segment Grows Along with Overall Fingerprint Biometrics Market: Technavio

VAR Segment Grows Along with Overall Fingerprint Biometrics Market: Technavio

As the fingerprint biometrics market continues its ascent, its subset in the value-added reseller (VAR) market is also taking off, according to a new report from Technavio. Entitled “Global Fingerprint Biometrics in VAR Market 2016-2020”, the report forecasts a CAGR of over 11 percent during that period. In a report synopsis, Technavio highlights several key…

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice Interaction Technologies to See CAGR of 80 Percent: ABI Research

Voice-based interaction is on the rise, with a new report from ABI Research predicting that by 2021, the number of users interacting with such systems will reach over a billion. That will reflect a CAGR of 80 percent, the market research firm says. In the enterprise, the hands-free functionality of voice-based interaction will prove highly…

Digital Marketing Boosts Touch ID Enabled Self-Serve Payments

Digital Marketing Boosts Touch ID Enabled Self-Serve Payments

USA Technologies (USAT), a POS solutions provider for the self-service retail market, has announced some interesting findings from an internal study on Apple Pay. Its results suggest that, when available with digital marketing, the mPayment platform can actually boost sales for vendors. USAT currently supports Apple Pay transactions at over 300,000 self-service POS terminals in applications…

Researchers Announce Skull-Sound Authentication

Researchers Announce Skull-Sound Authentication

A team of researchers has announced a novel means of user authentication for smartglasses and potentially other devices worn on the head. Called SkullConduct, the system was developed by Stefan Schneegass of the University of Stuttgart, Youssef Oualil of Saarland University, and Andreas Bulling of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Via a wearable device, the system…

Fingerprint Sensors Improve Mobile User Satisfaction

Fingerprint Sensors Improve Mobile User Satisfaction

Integrating advanced features such as fingerprint sensors into smartphones can significantly improve user satisfaction, according to new research from J.D. Power. The market research and strategy company detailed these results in its tenth annual U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. The study was carried out between September 2015 and February 2016, and surveyed 11,693 smartphone users. In…

Researchers Announce 100 Percent-Accurate Brainwave Authentication System

Researchers Announce 100 Percent-Accurate Brainwave Authentication System

Researchers at Binghampton University have developed what they say is a 100 percent accurate brainwave-based authentication system. The so-called “brainprint” system analyzes brain activity as recorded via electroencephalogram (EEG) while subjects look at images. The image content itself—a boat, a pizza slice—doesn’t seem to matter very much; it’s the distinct brain patterns emerging from looking at the…

Financial Institutions Are Investing in Tech Companies With an Eye for mPayments

Financial Institutions Are Investing in Tech Companies With an Eye for mPayments

Market research firm Technavio has named its top vendors in the area of mobile payment services. They are very big names: Amazon Payments, HP, IBM, MasterCard, Orcale, and PayPal. The analysis comes from Technavio’s report, Global IT Spending by Mobile Payment Service Providers Market 2015-2019, released last autumn. In a new statement announcing Technavio’s top vendors,…

Jordanian Researchers Pioneering ‘V Sign’ Biometrics

Jordanian Researchers Pioneering ‘V Sign’ Biometrics

Researchers at Jordan’s Mu’tah University are working on biometric technology that can identify individuals by the ‘victory’ (or ‘peace’) signs they make with their fingers. It’s an unusual modality, to say the least; but it stems from the need to identify terrorists and DAESH fighters, who often masked and giving the ‘V’ sign in PR videos. The…

Prominent Biometrics Researcher Selected for NAE

Prominent Biometrics Researcher Selected for NAE

A prominent biometrics engineer has been selected to join the the US National Academy of Engineering. Anil K. Jain joins 80 other new members of the NAE. It’s a prestigious commendation. The NAE is a private, nonprofit organization whose mandate is to offer engineering leadership in service of America. One of four Indian-Americans newly appointed…

Mitek: Mobile Biometric Authentication To See Mass Adoption in 2016

Mitek: Mobile Biometric Authentication To See Mass Adoption in 2016

Mitek, a mobile capture and authentication specialist, has announced its predictions for the mobile industry in 2016. In a statement announcing its forecast, the company explained that it is based on a survey of millennials conducted earlier this year, as well as “speaking with leading financial institutions and mobile payments providers and observing recent changes…

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses are investing more in cybersecurity and are exploring password alternatives, according to a new survey commissioned by authentication solutions provider SecureAuth. Carried out by Wakefield Research, the survey polled 308 US-based cybersecurity experts near the end of November. Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported that their employer had suffered a digital security breach in the…

Boxever Survey Suggests Biometrics’ Potential in Customer Loyalty

Boxever Survey Suggests Biometrics’ Potential in Customer Loyalty

Airlines need to find new ways to engender customer loyalty, and biometric technology may be part of the solution, according to a new report from Boxever. Analyzing the results of a recent survey, the predictive marketing company points out that only 28 percent of respondents thought airline loyalty membership led to better service, and that…

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