Touch ID

WhatsApp Enables Touch ID, Face ID Security

WhatsApp Enables Touch ID, Face ID Security

“…they’ve not only delivered support for fingerprint authentication via the Touch ID system built into older iPhones, but have also delivered a facial recognition option based on the Face ID system used for authentication in Apple’s latest iPhone models.” WhatsApp users can now take advantage of the biometric security capabilities of the iPhone, thanks to…

MacOS Update to Enable Touch ID Autofill on MacBooks

MacOS Update to Enable Touch ID Autofill on MacBooks

Apple is looking to further enhance the user experience on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with biometric authentication, allowing users to enable an autofill system on their Safari web browsers based on its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Pioneered in Apple’s iPhone devices starting with the iPhone 5S in 2013, the Touch ID…

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

Apple Patent Envisions iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID

A newly-published Apple patent suggests that the company may not be finished with fingerprint scanning on the iPhone, with engineers considering how the Touch ID system could be used alongside facial recognition. While the patent is almost entirely focused on Apple’s new Face ID 3D facial recognition system, it also takes a moment to illustrate…

Biometric Ignorance at Root of Short-lived iPhone Scam

Biometric Ignorance at Root of Short-lived iPhone Scam

“…the app would dim the screen, obscuring a purchase interface asking the user to confirm an in-app transaction of $89.99, with a bright red fingerprint icon distracting the user’s attention.” An ostensibly health-related app for the iPhone was designed to use Touch ID to scam users out of almost $100. As 9to5Mac reports, the straightforwardly…

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

In business, and perhaps especially in finance, timing is important. Borrowing at low rates, selling at high valuations, fundraising ahead of a market boom – success across a range of ventures depends so much upon acting when conditions are exactly right. For FinTech players involved in biometrics, that time is now, as our Financial Biometrics…

Apple Resurrects Touch ID for new MacBook Air, Adds Face ID to iPad

Apple Resurrects Touch ID for new MacBook Air, Adds Face ID to iPad

Apple continues to expand its use of biometric authentication, bringing its flagship facial recognition system to its newest iPad and keeping Touch ID alive on the new MacBook Air. The iPad Pro news confirms longstanding speculation. Even before Apple announced its 2018 lineup of iPhones this September, confirming that it had definitely made Face ID…

The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

When it comes to matters of money, security has long been the paramount concern. When bank customers call to access information or perform certain transactions, bank representatives have to ask for passcodes and biographical data; in a bank branch, customers have to enter PINs even when conducting business in person. When making payments, a signature…

Child Porn Suspect Compelled to Unlock Face ID Protected Phone by FBI

Child Porn Suspect Compelled to Unlock Face ID Protected Phone by FBI

The first case has emerged of police compelling a criminal suspect to unlock their iPhone X using Face ID, Apple’s infrared facial recognition system. As Forbes‘ Thomas Brewster reports, the case has emerged from Columbus, Ohio, where FBI investigators ordered a man suspected of trafficking in child pornography to unlock his iPhone with a face…

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” Oscar Wilde wrote, and it’s a lesson Apple has taken to heart. The company has unveiled its newest iPhones, and one of them is the biggest smartphone (some would say “phablet”) that Apple has ever produced. First things first, though: The standard new iPhone is the iPhone Xs. No one was…

In-Display Touch ID Might Still Come to the iPhone

In-Display Touch ID Might Still Come to the iPhone

Various industry reports suggest that Apple is going all-in on facial recognition, but a newly published patent filing suggests that the company hasn’t entirely given up on fingerprint recognition. Essentially, the patent outlines a system that would use one or more light sources to image a user’s fingerprint. Because the light sources would clarify the…

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

“…there’s now even more reason to speculate that Apple will seek to differentiate its high-end iPads with the integration of its expensive Face ID system.” Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is right around the corner, and speculation is mounting over what new gadgets could be revealed during the event. Most of the hype revolves around…

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

The first sequel to the iPhone SE won’t feature Face ID, but will have a glass back allowing for wireless charging, suggests a recent tweet from reputable leaker Ben Geskin. The succinct tweet was delivered with a render of the device indicating that it will retain the home button, and presumably Touch ID. It also…

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