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Apple & Samsung Main Market Drivers in Fingerprint Sensors

Apple & Samsung Main Market Drivers in Fingerprint Sensors

Apple and Samsung have been the main market drivers in fingerprint recognition technology, according to a new report from Daedal Research. The firm suggests that the smartphone makers’ incorporation of fingerprint sensors into their newer mobile devices was a game-changer in the industry. Apple, pioneered the trend with its Touch ID system but arch-rival Samsung was…

Dashlane Compatible with Samsung Fingerprint Sensors

Dashlane Compatible with Samsung Fingerprint Sensors

One-stop password management platform Dashlane is now compatible with Samsung fingerprint scanners, its makers have announced. Dashlane users can now access their secure cache of passwords and other sensitive information merely by scanning their fingers on any of Samsung’s contemporary flagship devices, including the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. It’s a major step forward…

Upcoming Galaxy A8 To Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

Upcoming Galaxy A8 To Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy A8 smartphone is going to have a lot of screen space and a fingerprint scanner. That’s the analysis resulting from leaked images, which reveal a device with almost no bezels and an advanced home button. The Galaxy A8 is also very sleek in design, coming in at 142 grams and 5.94 millimeters…

Samsung Improves Galaxy S6 Biometrics With Software

Samsung Improves Galaxy S6 Biometrics With Software

Samsung has issued a new performance update for its latest flagship smartphones, according to an Android Authority article by Rob Triggs. The update brings with it a number of improvements to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices. Those improvements include a new feature for the devices’ Photo Editor, interface tweaks for some apps, and…

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

The mobile security solution that Trustonic has developed for Samsung KNOX now has an SDK available for download, Trustonic has announced. Trustonic for KNOX is designed to offer a highly advanced security platform for both app developers and service providers working with Samsung devices. It uses Trustonic’s TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) in concert with hardware…

Synaptics Confirms Its Sensor on Galaxy S6

Synaptics Confirms Its Sensor on Galaxy S6

Digital interface developer Synaptics has hosted a conference call on its latest quarterly results, and according to the company things are looking up. Setting the context for the results, CEO Richard Bergman said that “the last couple of years have been transformative for Synaptics.” He credited that to the company’s development of new products in…

Samsung Investigating Fingerprint Cloning Claims

Samsung Investigating Fingerprint Cloning Claims

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Interview: SRI International’s Mark Clifton

Interview with Mark Clifton, President, Products and Solutions Division, SRI International Iris biometrics company SRI International has been making some big waves this year, most recently at Mobile World Congress last month when it announced that Samsung will be integrating its eye scanning technology into mobile devices, validating long standing rumors that the OEM would be commercializing the…

Samsung Aims For Biosignal Authentication

Samsung Aims For Biosignal Authentication

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…

SRI’s Iris Biometrics Coming To Samsung Mobiles

SRI’s Iris Biometrics Coming To Samsung Mobiles

SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology is about to see a number of integrations into mobile products. The company’s iris-scanning technology has been licensed to Samsung and will initially appear in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet before finding other integrations. According to SRI, the product will be introduced in the SIA…

Samsung To Users: Your New TV Is Listening

Samsung To Users: Your New TV Is Listening

Owners of new Samsung Smart TVs are being advised to avoid personal conversations near the TVs, according to an article in The Telegraph by Dan Hyde and Victoria Ward. The TV’s voice recognition software could pick up ambient speech and transmit it “to a third party”. The purpose of the TV’s voice recognition software is…

Biometrics, Privacy and the Internet of Things – Interview With Samsung’s Steven Rahman

Steven Rahman, Director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung, leads a forward thinking team tasked with a critical mission: to secure and develop technology that will maintain the competitiveness of the Samsung platform.  As part of our 12th annual biometrics industry Year in Review, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with Rahman about the state…

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