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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…

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

“More and more people are getting used to confirming their identities with a face scan, and thus a growing number of end users are going to appreciate this option in DigitalPersona v3.0.” Crossmatch has implemented the latest major upgrade to its flagship authentication platform. DigitalPersona v3.0 offers a number of new features, but perhaps the…

DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

CEBIT 2018 kicks off today, and DERMALOG is on hand to sing the praises of biometrics and usher passwords out the door. The company has announced that it will be on hand for the full length of the Hannover-based event, which revolves around innovation in digitization. DERMALOG will take the opportunity to highlight how biometric…

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…

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

“The order comes not long after a previous government sector order from Canada’s Province of British Columbia, which also revolved around BIO-key’s WEB-key platform.” BIO-key has completed a big new order from a government client. In a statement announcing the deal, BIO-key did not name the client in question, referring to it as “the cybersecurity…

Latest Dell XPS 13 Laptop Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Latest Dell XPS 13 Laptop Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

“The biometric authentication process is built upon Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.” A new Dell laptop features biometric security care of Goodix and Windows Hello. The device made its debut at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 2018 edition of the XPS 13 features…

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,…

Windows Update Will Allow Users To Set Up Devices Via Cortana Voice Command

Windows Update Will Allow Users To Set Up Devices Via Cortana Voice Command

A new Windows update will allow users to set up their devices by voice command. The functionality will be included in the Creator’s Update, and will be based on the Cortana platform, Microsoft’s voice-based AI assistant. It’s another sign of the growing prominence of voice interaction as a user interface, with companies like Apple, Amazon,…

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…

GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Platform Gets Windows Server Certification

GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Platform Gets Windows Server Certification

“…ImageWare is part of the Microsoft Partner Program, offering biometric authentication for clients working in Windows and Microsoft Azure ecosystems.” ImageWare has attained Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 certification for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite platform. The certification means that ImageWare’s multimodal biometric authentication platform for businesses, offered in the form of Software-as-a-Service, is now compatible…

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…

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

Microsoft Highlights Speech Recognition in UWP

The Windows Apps Team continues to promote the sophisticated technological capabilities of the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) through its FamilyNotes app. While Microsoft was keen to emphasize the impressive facial recognition technology of UWP, its Windows Apps Team’s latest and final developers’ blog post on FamilyNotes emphasizes its voice command and speech recognition functionality.…

News Roundup: Identity in Shanghai

News Roundup: Identity in Shanghai

Last week at FindBiometrics we were in Shanghai for the most recent Mobile World Congress event held by the GSMA. Border Control & National ID Month came to a close in our featured articles section and the industry news was filled with face, fingerprint, and iris biometrics. Here’s a look back on the top identity…

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

As other major IT companies step up their efforts in speech recognition and AI, Microsoft is following suit with respect to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The company is offering a new set of APIs for UWP developers called Microsoft Cognitive Services. The cloud-based APIs revolve around speech recognition, but also take things a step…

FPC Participates in Windows Workshops

FPC Participates in Windows Workshops

Microsoft is showing interest in Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology with invitations for the company to participate in its upcoming Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) workshops in Shenzen and Taipei. In a statement announcing its participation, FPC explained that the workshops are meant to foster hardware development for the next Windows update, and that they usually…

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Uses Behavioral Sensors

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Uses Behavioral Sensors

Microsoft is launching an advanced version of its Windows Defender anti-malware system. Called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, it’s aimed at the enterprise level, with an eye to countering the increasingly sophisticated digital threats that organizations face. In a blog post announcing the new platform, Microsoft asserts that it builds on the considerable security framework…

The Bug Chicks Promote Windows 10 Biometrics

The Bug Chicks Promote Windows 10 Biometrics

Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign promoting its Windows 10 operating system, and it features a strong emphasis on the biometric capabilities of its Windows Hello security apparatus. The ads star “The Bug Chicks”, two entrepreneurs running a small (“nano-“) business revolving around promoting information about insects to kids. A couple of the ads…

Windows Hello Opening ‘Huge Market’ to BIO-key Solutions: CEO

Windows Hello Opening ‘Huge Market’ to BIO-key Solutions: CEO

BIO-key has been helping Microsoft to spread the word about Windows 10’s biometric security capabilities. The companies recently concluded a 12-city tour that placed a spotlight on Windows Hello, the biometric security apparatus that comes built into the new Windows 10 operating system. BIO-key is helping users to take advantage of Windows Hello via its…

BIO-key Proclaims Success of Windows Hello Tour

BIO-key Proclaims Success of Windows Hello Tour

BIO-key and Microsoft have wrapped up their 12-city tour promoting Windows 10 and Windows Hello, and the companies are happy to proclaim it a success. Windows Hello is, of course, the Windows 10 operating system’s major new security system, featuring biometric identification and authentication capabilities. Microsoft sought to promote this new system along with Windows…

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