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Another South Korean Bank Supports Note7 Iris Authentication

Another South Korean Bank Supports Note7 Iris Authentication

Another South Korean bank has signed on for iris-based authentication for customers via Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone. According to a new report from Yonhap News Agency, the support is coming soon, with an unnamed bank official telling the news agency that “[l]ast-minute preparations have been underway to link our mobile banking services to the iris-recognition capability” of the…

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

Two South Korean banks are already preparing to take advantage of the iris scanning capability of Samsung’s latest flagship mobile device. KEB Hana Bank and Woori Bank have announced that they will allow customers to access mobile accounts via the Galaxy Note7’s iris scanning feature. Many banks already support mobile biometric authentication via fingerprint scan,…

Korean Gov’t to Implement Biometric Access Control at Public Buildings

Korean Gov’t to Implement Biometric Access Control at Public Buildings

The South Korean government will introduce biometric security to its public buildings. The announcement comes in the wake of a high-profile trespassing incident, with the government asserting that it will introduce access control based on facial recognition. The buildings currently see about 32,000 employees and 6,000 visitors on a daily basis, and use a security…

Integrated Biometrics Facility Gets ISO Certification Ahead of New Product Launch

Integrated Biometrics Facility Gets ISO Certification Ahead of New Product Launch

Integrated Biometrics‘ production facility in Seoul has received ISO 9001 certification, the company has announced. The latest certification complements previous recognition from the International Organization for Standardization, which offered ISO 9001:2008 certification to the company last summer for its management, quality control, purchasing, and other measures. In a statement, Integrated Biometrics Korea President Daniel Jang suggested…

Iris ID to Bring Iris Authentication to South Korean Banks

Iris ID to Bring Iris Authentication to South Korean Banks

Iris ID has entered into a new partnership with a leading South Korean bank that could dramatically change how customers do business. The new memorandum of understanding will see the iris recognition technology developer work with Woori Bank on new authentication solutions for a number of customer interfaces. Woori Bank customers could soon be able to…

SK Announces Voice and Face Multi-Factor

SK Announces Voice and Face Multi-Factor

South Korea-based systems integrator SK has announced a new multimodal biometric authentication system aimed at the security and financial sectors. Dubbed Who Are U, or WAU, it’s a mobile system combining facial and voice recognition. The system’s technology focuses on biometric indicators around the user’s mouth. Users are prompted to say a given word aloud…

South Korean Telecoms Aim To Offer FIDO Ready Services by March

South Korean Telecoms Aim To Offer FIDO Ready Services by March

South Korea’s government is working with its major telecommunications companies to implement biometric identification for their customers. Their aim is to offer FIDO-ready services by next March. It’s an ambitious plan being helmed by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning in collaboration with telecoms KT, LG U+, and SK Telecom. Their aim is…