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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,…

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S7, and S8 smartphones can now use their fingerprint scanners to unlock their Windows 10 PCs and laptops. The functionality arrives via an update to Samsung Flow, an app designed to let users easily transition between devices by syncing apps. For example, a user can easily switch from Twitter or…

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

DDS Orders 30,000 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers

A Japan-based enterprise security specialist is embracing BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable more secure authentication for its customers. DDS Inc. has ordered 30,000 such devices for customers across Asia, the companies have announced. It could significantly raise BIO-key’s profile in Japan: DDS is a system integrator for Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Group, an organization…

Lloyds Bank to Trial Windows Hello Login for Customers

Lloyds Bank to Trial Windows Hello Login for Customers

The UK’s Lloyds Banking Group has partnered with Microsoft to enable secure login for customers using Windows Hello biometric authentication. While the bank was relatively slow to come around to the Apple Pay mobile payment platform in 2015, it’s evidently eager to be at the forefront of new security technologies like the biometric authentication capabilities…

Microsoft Highlights Availability of Face-Scanning Computers

Microsoft Highlights Availability of Face-Scanning Computers

Microsoft is highlighting the availability of computer devices supporting Windows Hello authentication via face recognition in a new blog post. The company points to 10 offerings, ranging from the Dell Inspiron 5000, a 2-in-1 convertible tablet device, to the Samsung Notebook 9 laptop. They all feature the infrared sensor technology needed for Windows 10’s facial…

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft has been trying to get users to upgrade from Windows 7 for years, and with Windows 10 now available the company appears ready to really pull the plug. As BetaNews reports, an announcement on the official German website for Microsoft says that in 2020, the company will put a permanent halt to all Windows 7…

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

Almost 100 Products Support Windows Hello Biometric Authentication

At the end of 2016, there were almost 100 Windows devices supporting Windows Hello biometric authentication, according to a new post on the Windows blog. The company is keen to highlight the growing popularity of Windows Hello’s biometric authentication capabilities, with a range of hardware partners now offering or developing products that can take advantage…

Partner Apps, Devices Embrace Windows Hello Security

Partner Apps, Devices Embrace Windows Hello Security

It has been about a year and a half since Microsoft first launched Windows Hello, its biometric security platform for its flagship operating system, and with the platform having had some time to mature, the company is starting to promote it to everyday users a little bit more intensively. In a post on its website,…

Intel Integrates True Key Into Microsoft Edge Browser

Intel Integrates True Key Into Microsoft Edge Browser

Intel Security has integrated its True Key password manager into Microsoft Edge, the Windows 10 browser. The extension will essentially remember users’ online passwords for them when using the Microsoft Edge browser, automatically filling in such fields when prompted. In a statement announcing the integration, Intel highlighted its use of Windows Hello secure authentication factors;…

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi has discontinued its Nymi Band Developer Kit and replaced it with the Early Access Program (EAP) for its device’s commercial release. The company’s wristband wearable device is designed to measure a user’s cardiac biometrics for authentication, since those pulse patterns can offer a profile unique to each user. The company has advertised the product’s…

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

Microsoft Seeks iPhone, Android Support to Push Windows Hello Security

“…users may soon be able to log into their Windows 10 PCs via fingerprint scan on a personal iPhone or Android device…” Microsoft is reaching out to rivals’ tech ecosystems to help push Windows 10 users beyond the password. Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite developer conference, senior OS security executive Anoosh Saboori said that the company…

BIO-key Devices Go On Sale In Microsoft Stores

BIO-key Devices Go On Sale In Microsoft Stores

BIO-key has established a couple of important new outlets for its USB fingerprint readers. As Microsoft’s biometric tech partner for Windows 10, the company will see its devices sold in Microsoft retail stores and through its online store, starting this week. For BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale, it’s another sign of the mainstreaming of biometric technology,…

BIO-key Technology Designed To Accommodate Additional Security Factors

BIO-key Technology Designed To Accommodate Additional Security Factors

Biometric technology is proliferating, with major institutions like banks and governments embracing the technology for enrolling and identifying individuals, and big-name consumer electronics also supporting the technology. Fingerprint scanning, for example, is now a prevalent feature of contemporary smartphones, and is expected to become even more widespread going forward. Meanwhile, Microsoft has made a big…

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

PC gaming electronics specialist Alienware has announced a new notebook that features eye-tracking technology from Tobii Tech. It’s called the Alienware 17, and there are a number of ways in which it takes advantage of the technology. One is a function called ‘Wake on Gaze’, which brings the notebook out of sleep mode when the…

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Features Fingerprint Sensor

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Features Fingerprint Sensor

“… the Lenovo Yoga 910 laptop will leverage the biometric security of Windows Hello.” Lenovo has announced a few new computing devices at this week’s IFA 2016, and they all feature Windows 10. While the new Lenovo Yoga Book and the Lenovo Miix 510 will be able to take advantage of Windows Ink with their stylus…

WATCH: BIO-key Demonstrates The Power of a Touch

WATCH: BIO-key Demonstrates The Power of a Touch

BIO-key has released a new video promoting its plug and play USB biometric fingerprint readers—SideSwipe, SideTouch, and EcoID. The video gives an overview of the technology, complete with product shots and footage of each device in use, making a great case for consumers, enterprises, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations to ditch passwords in favor of…

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

USB Scanners Let More Windows Users Take Advantage of Biometric Security

Users have growing options to help them improve security on their Windows devices. Microsoft made its big push into biometric security with the launch of Windows 10 last summer, which featured Windows Hello, a built-in security system that enabled biometric authentication. The only problem was that this was entirely software-driven, and many users didn’t have hardware…

BIO-key Partners With Major Distributor For Windows 10-Compatible Devices

BIO-key Partners With Major Distributor For Windows 10-Compatible Devices

BIO-key has partnered with a powerful distributor for its fingerprint-based biometric products and software. The company has inked a sales and distribution deal with Access Sales Group (ASG). In a statement announcing the partnership, BIO-key emphasized ASG’s reach in the mass market via its “high-volume retail and enterprise channels,” adding that the firm has “extensive VAR/VAD…

Microsoft Extends Biometrics Push With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft Extends Biometrics Push With Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft is launching its Windows 10 Anniversary Update next week, and with much fanfare. One would think a free, comprehensive update wouldn’t need much promotion, but Microsoft is celebrating the launch with various offers including a free episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, up to four months of Groove Music Pass for free, and, inexplicably, a…

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

Acer has announced a new notebook series for Windows 10. Taking advantage of the operating system’s sophisticated technology, the new TravelMate X3 notebooks sport advanced features like AI assistant Cortana and biometric authentication. The latter comes in the form of an embedded fingerprint scanner, allowing users to log in to their devices without any need…

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