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Gemalto Authentication Platform Dynamically Builds on Passive Mechanisms

Gemalto Authentication Platform Dynamically Builds on Passive Mechanisms

“…if something unusual is attempted – if a user tries to transfer a lot of money from an uncommon location, for example – the system will automatically trigger additional authentication mechanisms, such as biometric authentication via fingerprint or facial recognition.” Gemalto has announced a new authentication platform for online banking based primarily on behavioral biometrics…

MePIN Adapts Authentication Tech for Visma Solutions

MePIN Adapts Authentication Tech for Visma Solutions

Finland-based MePIN/Meontrust Inc. has found a new client in its own domestic market: Visma Solutions, a provider of cloud-based enterprise software, has elected to use the MePIN platform for its Netvisor accounting software. To that end, MePIN developed a mobile app called Netvisor ID, which lets end users log in using a PIN or fingerprint,…

Precise Biometrics Bringing Liveness Detection to Flagship Mobile Software

Precise Biometrics Bringing Liveness Detection to Flagship Mobile Software

Precise Biometrics is integrating spoof and liveness detection into its flagship biometric algorithm software, Precise BioMatch Mobile. The company says the anti-spoofing technology is entirely software-based, and uses machine learning to continuously adapt to new forms of spoof attacks. The solution also “works with any type of sensor on the market”, according to a statement…

Jumio Tech to Verify Customers for Monzo

Jumio Tech to Verify Customers for Monzo

Almost immediately after opening its new London office, Jumio has partnered with a UK-based client in the financial services industry. Monzo is a new, mobile-focused current banking institution, having just received its full banking license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in April of this year. As such, it appears…

After A Very Long Delay, Discover Cardholders Can Now Use Samsung Pay

After A Very Long Delay, Discover Cardholders Can Now Use Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay users can now upload their Discover credit cards to the digital payments platform. The support arrives after a long delay. Officially, Discover was enthusiastic about Samsung Pay from the beginning, announcing at its launch in 2015 that its cardholders would be able to use the service in early 2016. No reason has been…

Entrust Datacard Announces Cloud-Based Authentication Service

Entrust Datacard Announces Cloud-Based Authentication Service

Entrust Datacard has announced a new, cloud-based authentication service. Called IntelliTrust, it’s aimed at the enterprise sector, and is designed to turn smartphones into virtual smart cards for employees. In a statement announcing the solution, Entrust Datacard said the service enables proximity-based authentication and digital signing, and that for authentication it supports “PKI and biometrics,…

Trustonic, MediaTek Partner to Secure Smart Car Software

Trustonic, MediaTek Partner to Secure Smart Car Software

Trustonic has teamed up with MediaTek, a company specializing on system-on-chip technology for consumer electronics, to offer a software security solution for the connected car, the companies have announced. MediaTek will integrate Trustonic’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology into its systems designed for smart car integrations. As the companies explained in a statement announcing the…

Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Unveils Biometric Payment Card

Money20/20 Europe: OT-Morpho Unveils Biometric Payment Card

“In a statement announcing the biometric smart card, OT-Morpho emphasized its use for everyday EMV payments…” OT-Morpho has officially announced its biometric payment card solution at this week’s Money20/20 Europe expo. The card features NFC technology for contactless payments, and is EMV compliant. Of course, the standout feature is its embedded fingerprint sensor, with the…

IDEX Introduces New Flexible Fingerprint Sensor For Smart Cards

IDEX Introduces New Flexible Fingerprint Sensor For Smart Cards

IDEX has announced a new flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor designed for integration into NFC smart cards. In a statement announcing the new solution, the company asserts that it’s already “sampling with a European top-tier card integrator.” The company also reports that it is seeing “strong interest” from other organizations, particularly Asia-based card integrators, and that…

Mastercard Bringing Mobile P2P Payments to Merchants

Mastercard Bringing Mobile P2P Payments to Merchants

Mastercard is exploring the idea of essentially enabling P2P mobile payments between customers and shop owners. It’s an effort aimed at addressing a longstanding issue for smaller merchants – the lack of resources to accept card payments. Citing data from Worldpay and Expert Market, Mastercard points out in a statement that one in ten small…

Huawei, Telus Complete Successful 5G Trial Based On 3GPP Standards

Huawei, Telus Complete Successful 5G Trial Based On 3GPP Standards

“The pilot project was undertaken at Telus and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where the companies also deployed an experimental 5G ‘Heterogenous Network’ last autumn.” Canadian telecom Telus and China-based ICT solutions provider Huawei have completed a successful pilot test of a 5G network based on 3GPP standards, the companies have announced. In a…

Fingerprint Cards Announces New OnePlus, Meitu, and UMIDIGI Integrations

Fingerprint Cards Announces New OnePlus, Meitu, and UMIDIGI Integrations

Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features an FPC1235 sensor, the same model used in its previous integration, the T8 smartphone. OnePlus is also sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in…

Microsoft Announces Dictation for Outlook, Word, and Even PowerPoint

Microsoft Announces Dictation for Outlook, Word, and Even PowerPoint

Microsoft has launched a new dictation feature for Outlook, Word, and even PowerPoint. Developed through Microsoft Garage, an innovation program run by the company, Dictate leverages the speech recognition technology used in the Microsoft Cognitive Services development platform. It does just what the name suggests, allowing users to dictate the text of an email or…

BRIEF: Why Biometric FinTech Is Going To Be Bigger Than Ever At Money20/20 Europe

BRIEF: Why Biometric FinTech Is Going To Be Bigger Than Ever At Money20/20 Europe

Next week is Money20/20 Europe, with the best and brightest minds in FinTech set to convene in Copenhagen to show off their wares and spread industry thought leadership. A lot of different kinds of technologies with financial services applications will be on display, but as with last year’s event, biometric technology is likely to be…

Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

Fujitsu Adds ImageWare Biometric Solutions to Enterprise Portfolio

“In a statement announcing the move, Fujitsu EMEIA biometrics division head Thomas Bengs said the ImageWare solutions enable Fujitsu to offer its customers ‘an enhanced portfolio of biometric security solutions that reduce the barriers to deploying highly secure biometric authentication.’” Fujitsu has become a reseller of ImageWare security products and services, extending its reach into mobile…

Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay Gets Boost in Bank, Credit Union Support

Apple Pay just got another boost in institutional support. Almost 40 banks and credit unions have been added to Apple Pay’s already considerable roster of supports in the US – largely regional firms like Sanborn Savings Bank and Regional Missouri Federal Credit Union, since the country’s biggest banks were already on board. Abroad, Danske Bank…

GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

GSMA Innovation City to Feature Smart Burger Joint, VR Skiing, Brand New McLaren

This year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai will once again feature GSMA Innovation City, organizers have announced. Focused largely on product and service demonstrations and immersive experiences, GSMA Innovation City has proven to be a big hit over the past five years; in a statement, GSMA Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara said it’s “always one of…

Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung Delves Deeper Into IoT Architecture with New Microsoft-Friendly Tech

Samsung is making two big pushes on the Internet of Things front, seeking to strengthen its position in core architecture. One of those efforts is the Exynos i T200. Designed for IoT applications, it’s a compact, low-power processor featuring both a Cortex-R4 processor and a Cortex-M0+ processor, as well as built-in Wi-Fi support. Importantly, it’s…

NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

NEXT Biometrics Announces High Volume A2 ASIC Chip Order

“NEXT announced it had completed testing of the chip in March of this year. Now, the company has received “a high-volume order” for the chip.” NEXT Biometrics has received a major order for its new A2 ASIC chip, the company has announced. The chip is considered a cornerstone of the company’s business strategy, aimed at…

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