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Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the future of mobile biometrics, and says that the industry has “reached a tipping point”. The researchers predict that the market will grow from $249 million this year to $3.5 billion in 2024, with cumulative revenue reaching $17.5 billion over that period. The report…

Apple Biometrics Patents Published

Apple Biometrics Patents Published

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the biometrics patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint…

Caller Authentication Moves To Handsets

Caller Authentication Moves To Handsets

A new multi-factor  caller authentication system could be a major tool in protecting call centers from fraud. The system, made by Authentify, is called Authentify xFA SecureCallCenter and is an SDK aimed primarily at financial institutions for integration with their mobile apps. Essentially, the system routes caller authentication through the caller’s mobile device. The customer…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Voice Month to a close with a look back on our February festivities. In the industry news section voice recognition was still making headlines, fingerprints (especially Touch ID) were all over the place, and mobility remained a prominent topic as eyes turn to Barcelona for next week’s Mobile…

Apple Pay Used By Over A Million JP Morgan Chase Customers

Apple Pay Used By Over A Million JP Morgan Chase Customers

Over a million JP Morgan Chase customers are using Apple Pay, reports Mikey Campbell in an article for AppleInsider. The news comes by way of the company’s 2015 Investor Day, in which it went over various data pertinent to its credit card operations. Explaining the strong provision numbers, Chase Card Services CEO Eileen Serra noted…

AirWatch 8 Allows TouchID Security

AirWatch 8 Allows TouchID Security

VMWare has announced the release of the latest iteration of its recently acquired AirWatch EMM platform. AirWatch 8 boasts of an enhanced user interface, and will integrate a number of partner apps while providing biometric security. Among the partner apps that have been integrated in AirWatch 8 are Box, Jasper, Socialcast, Wistia, Veracode, AppleCare, and…

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

TouchID may soon appear on more Apple laptops and mouses, if “a sketchy rumor” is to be believed. Reporting on gossip from Apple.club.tw, MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol notes that while the site has provided reliable inside information in the past, there are reasons to be skeptical in this case. According to Apple.club.tw’s sources, the fingerprint-scanning TouchID system…

Royal Bank of Scotland Embraces TouchID Security

Royal Bank of Scotland Embraces TouchID Security

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced Touch ID support, according to a Reuters article. RBS and NatWest customers who use iPhones can now use the fingerprint-scanning Touch ID system to log in to their mobile banking apps. The move makes RBS the first British bank to allow this kind of biometric login. According to…

Visa is Phasing Out Account Numbers

Visa is Phasing Out Account Numbers

Visa has announced that it’s phasing out the use of 16-digit account numbers in digital payments, opting instead to expand its new Visa Token Service. VTS essentially replaces the account number with a randomly-generated series of numbers for each transaction. It’s a more advanced form of security, as advocated by industry experts like the FIDO…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

This week at FindBiometrics we continued to explore our featured theme of the month, voice recognition, while facial recognition, consumer biometrics, access control and mobility made up the identity management industry news. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Voice The theme of February at FindBiometrics is voice recognition, and this week…

Touch ID in a Touch Screen? It Could Happen

Touch ID in a Touch Screen? It Could Happen

A new patent application recently filed by Apple describes an exciting possible future for the Cupertino company’s biometric Touch ID feature. According to AppleInsider, the new patent application describes how a fingerprint sensor might find itself built into the display of future Apple mobile devices. The patent for “Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device”, will…

NEXT Biometrics Sales Benefit From The Apple Effect

NEXT Biometrics Sales Benefit From The Apple Effect

Fingerprint sensor developer NEXT Biometrics is enjoying the “Apple effect”, announcing via press release that it has received half a dozen orders this January from “a range of new high potential fingerprint sensor markets.” The orders are both for fingerprint sensor samples and SKDs. The “Apple effect” refers, of course, to the popularization of mobile…

Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

According to Acuity Market Intelligence, revenues stemming from the mobile biometric marketplace will reach $33.3 billion annually by the year 2020. The growth is massive, with revenue from devices, transactions and apps growing at a CAGR of 90 percent. “Mobility is the driving force that will unleash the long awaited biometric revolution,“ says Acuity principal…

New Apple Patent Could Allow Syncing of Touch ID Data

New Apple Patent Could Allow Syncing of Touch ID Data

Apple has established a new patent for a system that could allow cloud-based syncing of Touch ID information, according to a TechCrunch article by Darrell Etherington. The system would allow for the biometric information collected by users’ Touch ID fingerprint sensors to be sent to another device, such as a payment terminal. The system might…

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