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NEXT Biometrics’ Q1 Update Shows Substantial Momentum

NEXT Biometrics’ Q1 Update Shows Substantial Momentum

NEXT Biometrics has issued its Q1 update, depicting a company with substantial momentum. The company saw revenues of NOK 24.1 million for the quarter, down from NOK 31.8 million in Q4 of 2016 but way up compared to its revenues of NOK 5.2 million in Q1 of 2016. Its net loss came in at NOK…

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FIDO and GSMA Join Forces

FIDO and GSMA Join Forces

The FIDO Alliance and GSMA have teamed up to help foster the development of standardized, secure authentication solutions. The collaboration comes in the wake of the biggest Mobile World Congress yet. As FIDO Alliance marketing director Andrew Shikiar tells it in a new post on the FIDO website, the question of how FIDO standards fit…

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SecurID Inventor Sues Apple, Visa for mPayment Patent Infringement

SecurID Inventor Sues Apple, Visa for mPayment Patent Infringement

A Massachusetts-based company called Universal Secure Registry is suing both Apple and Visa for alleged patent infringement related to Apple Pay, Apple’s digital payments platform. The company’s CEO, Kenneth Weiss, is the inventor of the SecurID card used in RSA’s authentication platform. He also purportedly had been tinkering with multiple technologies that eventually found their…

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HelpSystems Launches Multi-Factor Authentication Solution for IT Asset Access

HelpSystems Launches Multi-Factor Authentication Solution for IT Asset Access

Enterprise IT specialist HelpSystems has announced a new authentication solution combining the classic trio of credential types – something the user knows, something they have, and something they are. It’s called Access Authenticator, and it’s aimed at regulating access to sensitive IT assets. The system combines passwords with mobile devices or fobs, and adds in…

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Huawei Notebook Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in Power Button

Huawei Notebook Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor in Power Button

A new notebook from Huawei is using a Goodix fingerprint sensor for user authentication. The Matebook X was launched today in Berlin, and runs on Windows 10, featuring the Windows Hello biometric security system. To leverage that security software, the device has a Goodix fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button. In a statement announcing…

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NEXT Biometrics Gets Two New Clients Including ‘Japanese Tier 1 Firm’

NEXT Biometrics Gets Two New Clients Including ‘Japanese Tier 1 Firm’

NEXT Biometrics has two new clients serving the notebook and tablet markets, the company has announced. In a statement, the company declined to name the clients in question, but noted that they are “brand name” customers, “including a Japanese Tier 1 firm”. The companies will integrate NEXT fingerprint sensors into forthcoming devices. Commenting on the…

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FPC Takes Another Step into PC Market with Huawei Matebook E Integration

FPC Takes Another Step into PC Market with Huawei Matebook E Integration

“…FPC says that the Matebook E deployment is unique in its adaptation for use with Windows 10’s Windows Hello biometric authentication system, and its use with Intel processor technology.” Fingerprint Cards has taken another step toward the PC market with a new Huawei device integration: Its FPC1145 sensor is being used in the new Matebook…

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Samsung Exec Stresses Security in IoT Observations

Samsung Exec Stresses Security in IoT Observations

“New workers need to be able to access digital assets easily in order to be efficient, but that means ‘security architectures must be rooted deep in the hardware of mobile devices,’ in the words of Böker.” Samsung Electronics Germany B2B Director Martin Böker says the Internet of Things brings with it a need to rethink digital security.…

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NEC Puts Earbud Biometrics to a Different Use

NEC Puts Earbud Biometrics to a Different Use

“While NEC says ‘pulse rates and other biometric information’ could be tracked in later iterations of its technology, for now the primary aim is authentication, complemented by user positioning enabled by built-in gyroscopic, geomagnetic, and acceleration sensors.” NEC Corporation has announced a new earbud device that uses biometric technology to a different end than those…

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Blockchain Identity Solution Encrypts Info of All Involved

Blockchain Identity Solution Encrypts Info of All Involved

California-based Netki has announced a new identity assurance solution for emerging blockchain services. In a statement, Netki CEO Justin Newton explained that the Netki Digital ID system is meant to help meet the “global legal and compliance requirements” that blockchain transaction auditing must address. To that end, the company says it enables the capture of…

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BIO-key Addresses MasterPrint Threat With New Biometrics Patent

BIO-key Addresses MasterPrint Threat With New Biometrics Patent

“In outlining the need for the system, BIO-key alluded to a recent study by NYU and MSU researchers suggesting that a ‘MasterPrint’ composite of common fingerprint characteristics could be used to trick small area sensors for bogus authentication…” BIO-key has been granted a new patent pertaining to small area fingerprint sensors. Basically, the system detailed…

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Nuance Security Suite Leverages Voice, Face, and Behavioral Biometrics

Nuance Security Suite Leverages Voice, Face, and Behavioral Biometrics

Nuance Communications has now officially expanded beyond the voice biometrics domain that has been the company’s specialty with the announcement of a new multimodal platform called Nuance Security Suite. While voice recognition still plays an important role, the platform also incorporates the behavioral biometrics technology provided to Nuance through its recent partnership with BioCatch. That…

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Smart Car Race Picks Up Speed with Software Updates, Virtual Keys, and More

Smart Car Race Picks Up Speed with Software Updates, Virtual Keys, and More

Ford has issued a new software update for its 2016 car models that enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the vehicles. But what’s more notable about the update, as Mashable’s Brett Williams points out, is that it marks the first time Ford has upgraded software over-the-air, using wifi. It’s another sign of the growing…

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US Bank Enables Masterpass Support

US Bank Enables Masterpass Support

“The companies also emphasized the platform’s tokenization-based security.” US Bank has announced its support for Masterpass, Mastercard’s all-channel digital payments platform. That means US Bank cardholders who have Android devices can now use their smartphones to make purchases at a range of stores and other businesses, and to pay for purchases in apps and on…

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Google Expands Android Pay Functionality

Google Expands Android Pay Functionality

Google has announced new functionality for its Android Pay payments platform. The company has launched a Google Payment API for developers, which will allow third parties to integrate Google-facilitated payments into the apps and websites. Those who take advantage of it will enable their customers to make purchases using the payment cards associated with their…

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CrucialTec Confirms Patent for In-Display Sensor Tech

CrucialTec Confirms Patent for In-Display Sensor Tech

CrucialTec has officially announced that it has won a US patent for a transparent sensor system allowing for in-display fingerprint scanning on smartphones and other devices. The confirmation comes a little over a month after The Investor reported that the company had won such a patent, though it isn’t clear if CrucialTec’s announcement concerns the same…

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ID.me Celebrates K(NO)W Nodes Award Win

ID.me Celebrates K(NO)W Nodes Award Win

ID.me has won the Trailblazer Award at the first ever K(NO)W Nodes Awards Show. It’s one of the major awards given out at last week’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference, a conference that took an unusually high-concept approach to digital identity and featured high-profile, and even controversial, speakers. The Trailblazer award was meant for “unique and…

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OPPO A77 Uses Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1245 Sensor

OPPO A77 Uses Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1245 Sensor

“OPPO is by now a longstanding repeat customer of FPC, having integrated the company’s biometric technology into numerous devices over the past couple of years.” Fingerprint Cards has announced another smartphone integration of its fingerprint sensor technology. OPPO’s A77 uses the FPC1245 sensor model. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC explained that the device…

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iPhone 8 Mockup Notable for What’s Missing

iPhone 8 Mockup Notable for What’s Missing

The next iPhone won’t have a home button and won’t feature a fingerprint sensor on its back, suggest new mockup photos. The pictures were published by BGR News, which claims that they are based on Apple’s final design for its new flagship smartphone. They depict a large device with rounded edges and a full-size screen…

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