In this week’s roundup of top Mobile ID World stories, we look at the end of the magnetic strip and the rise of on-device biometric authentication. Mobile IDs take center stage in this week’s roundup of top stories on Mobile ID World. We also discuss the password habits of children, and new applications of mobile technology in hospital settings.
Up first, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its PC fingerprint solution in two of Dell’s laptop product lines. The fingerprint sensors will enable biometric authentication for those unlocking their device and using it to log into various accounts and services:
A new NIST survey found that children between the ages of eight and 18 engage in the same risky password behaviors as their parents. Children tend to have fewer passwords than their adult counterparts, but they still reuse those passwords, and share them to curry favor with their friends at school:
Mastercard will stop issuing cards with a magnetic strip in 2029. The technology is being phased out in favor of EMV chips that support contactless and biometric payments, which are both more convenient and more secure than the legacy alternative. The first cards without a strip will arrive in Europe in 2024 before migrating to the US in 2027:
OPPO has patented a new vein-based authentication system for wearable devices. The system is designed as an alternative to more conventional modalities like face and fingerprint recognition, and would match a user’s vein pattern before unlocking their device. However, it’s not yet clear if OPPO plans to use the system in a real commercial product:
Cox has partnered with Phunware to help hospitals with their digital transformations. The joint solution will combine Cox’s Prosight hospital management platform with Phunware’s Digital Front Door, which lets patients and staff use a mobile device to access various administrative tools. It also has a geolocation feature that makes hospitals easier to navigate:
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