A Biometrics-heavy Roundup of This Week’s Top Stories

A Biometrics-heavy Roundup of This Week's Top Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, with mobile in-display fingerprint scanning being a particularly important topic across two popular articles.

One of these concerns Samsung’s major security fiasco with its Galaxy S10 smartphone. Its in-display fingerprint scanner has evidently been letting unauthorized users unlock devices when they were using certain third-party screen protectors:

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Then there was the switch to in-display fingerprint scanning on Honor’s latest smartphone. Whereas the Huawei-owned brand had used a more traditional fingerprint sensor in its Honor 20 Lite device earlier this year, the new Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition features in-display tech from Goodix:

Honor Switches to Goodix-powered In-display Fingerprint Scanning on Latest Smartphone

Mobile facial recognition was also in the news this week. Mobile ID World readers proved interested in LastPass’s announcement that is password manager platform would support Face Unlock for users of Google’s latest Pixel smartphone:

LastPass Will Support Facial Recognition on the Pixel 4

Meanwhile, in the world of wearables, Huami’s new Amazfit GTS sports biometric heart rate monitoring, among other fitness-tracking features:

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

And finally, Trustonic got some attention with the news of its partnership with Lookout, which has embraced the company’s App Defense solutions:

Trustonic and Lookout Team Up to Provide Better App Security


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.