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New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

Dell has unveiled the latest iteration of its Latitude series of computers, offering a raft of new features to enterprise-level customers. In addition to the expected performance upgrades – including better connectivity and battery life – Dell is delivering biometric security tools to better address the data safety concerns of modern employees.      Specifically, the…

NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

NEXT Biometrics is KSI’s New Supplier for Biometric Keyboard Tech

“…it’s fitting that NEXT Biometrics’ One Touch Access readers are compatible with that OS, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.” NEXT Biometrics is now the supplier of biometric fingerprint sensors for Key Source International’s KSI 1700 series keyboards. The company has announced that KSI has ordered its One Touch Access fingerprint readers, with…

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

“The updated authentication mechanism will be based on Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10, allowing users to authenticate via facial recognition or fingerprint scan where supported.” FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web has now officially gone live on the Mozilla Firefox browser. In a new post on the Mozilla Security Blog,…

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

Another Aerospace Defense Contractor Opts for BIO-key Security

“When an organization of this magnitude migrates to biometric authentication it establishes another milestone for the adoption of biometric technology for the enterprise.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key A recent regulatory framework has helped to land BIO-key another big customer, with the company announcing that a ‘global aerospace defense contractor’ has opted to implement its…

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

“GoTrust ID is designed to authenticate a user based on device identification with respect to Android and iOS smartphones, together with facial, fingerprint, and or iris recognition, depending on a given device’s capabilities. “ Acer is bringing passwordless authentication to more consumers, care of GoTrust. The companies have announced that the latter’s GoTrust ID authentication…

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell took the stage with digital financial services expert David Birch on Money20/20’s opening day, and took the opportunity to make the case for the implementation of FIDO standards in financial services (and everywhere else). Speaking to Birch as part of the “Identity Around the World: Global Case Studies in…

Chrome OS to Get Face Unlock Feature Suggests Code

Chrome OS to Get Face Unlock Feature Suggests Code

It looks like Google is preparing to bring a Face Unlock system to future devices running on its Chrome OS. The revelation comes by way of some newly added code in Chrome’s back-end. While the clues offered in code snippets can sometimes be a bit ambiguous, this sample seems pretty clear, with its key line…

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

Microsoft has officially announced that FIDO2-based web authentication has come to its Edge browser. First announced this April, the FIDO Alliance’s latest authentication standard features a core component called WebAuthn API. It’s designed to empower users of web browsers with convenient and highly secure authentication options, including facial recognition, a fingerprint scan on a paired…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

FPC Tech Featured in FIDO2 Biometric Security Keys

FPC Tech Featured in FIDO2 Biometric Security Keys

The FIDO2 authentication standards were only announced a couple of months ago, but Fingerprint Cards has leapt at the opportunity to explore new applications of its fingerprint sensor technology in the form of FIDO-compliant USB sticks. The key new offering is a set of USB security devices from Feitian. Called BioPass FIDO2, the security keys…

Microsoft is Killing The Password With FIDO2 Compliant Security Keys

Microsoft is Killing The Password With FIDO2 Compliant Security Keys

Microsoft is taking advantage of the new FIDO2 authentication standard to eliminate usernames and passwords and replace them with compliant security key devices. The functionality comes by way of Azure Active Directory (or ‘Azure AD’), Microsoft’s cloud-based identity management service for the enterprise. An impending Windows 10 update will allow users who link their security…

Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

“…while a growing number of computer devices feature the fingerprint sensors or infrared cameras needed to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, Fujitsu is proposing its own alternative – palm vein scanning…” Just a couple of months after teaming up with Microsoft on AI-powered solutions for businesses, Fujitsu is already making its pitch to the latter’s…

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Features Windows Hello Biometric Security

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Features Windows Hello Biometric Security

“Supported by the Windows Hello platform embedded in the Windows 10 operating system, the sensor enables biometric user authentication, offering a considerable security advantage over traditional password-based login.” Samsung has announced a new notebook device sporting stylus support and biometric security. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is its 360-degree…

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

CyberCore Looks to BIO-key Tech for NIST Compliance

“[BIO-key’s] solution is designed to integrate with Microsoft Active Directory to enable multi-factor biometric authentication, and it’s compliant with the NIST 800-171 standard.” CyberCore Technologies is BIO-key‘s latest client. The company will integrate BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows into its solutions portfolio. CyberCore specializes in providing value added services to the commercial and government sectors,…

Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

“The deal will see Oxford Computer Group offering Crossmatch fingerprint readers and its DigitalPersona Composite Authentication software to its Microsoft-based customers.” Windows users will soon be able to use Crossmatch technology for biometric authentication on their devices. The latter tech firm has announced that it has inked a reseller agreement with Oxford Computer Group. The…

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition Has a Built-in Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition Has a Built-in Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello

A new convertible tablet/laptop device from Acer features a built-in fingerprint sensor enabling Windows Hello-powered biometric security. Called the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, the device is also notable for its lack of a fan, with Acer calling it the world’s first fanless two-in-one notebook. And it sports a 13.5″ high-resolution display, NVIDIA GeForce MX150…

Dell Continues to Push Windows Hello Biometric Authentication with New Devices

Dell Continues to Push Windows Hello Biometric Authentication with New Devices

“…a number of companies and products have embraced Windows Hello, and the technology continues to grow more sophisticated, with a new Microsoft keyboard featuring a fingerprint sensor embedded within one of its keys.” Dell continues to champion Windows-powered biometric authentication with new laptop devices supporting Windows Hello login. One of the newly announced devices, the…

New POS Terminal Supports Biometric Authentication via Windows Hello

New POS Terminal Supports Biometric Authentication via Windows Hello

HP has announced a new POS terminal that supports biometric security via Windows Hello. It’s called the ElitePOS. It’s a fast POS terminal, with its Windows 10 operating system and 7th generation Intel Core processors. It’s also sleek, sporting an unobtrusive but clear touch display that should help to facilitate convenient transactions. For certain merchants,…

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