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Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

In the short span of a handful of years, biometric smart cards have emerged as a major segment of the overall biometrics and security markets. And it looks like, going forward, they’re only going to get bigger thanks to the emergence of biometric payment cards. That’s why this November is Biometric Smart Cards Month at…

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

A new report from Grand View Research is predicting significant growth for the vehicle access control market over the next several years, with biometric technology poised to play an important role. The overall market is forecast to reach a value of $17.3 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 10.6 percent for the 2019-2025 forecast…

Latest Bank Partner Solidifies FacePhi’s Panama Presence

Latest Bank Partner Solidifies FacePhi’s Panama Presence

“FacePhi has indicated that Banesco Panamá will integrate [SelphID] technology into its mobile app and desktop site, allowing customers to open new accounts from the comfort of their personal devices.” FacePhi has solidified its position in the Panama market and in the Latin American region more broadly through a new contract with Banesco Panamá. The…

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

“With the automotive space undergoing an unprecedented transformation on the eve of autonomous and increasingly connected vehicles, Cerence has an important role to play.” – Prateek Kathpal, CTO, Cerence Automotive tech specialist Cerence Inc. is continuing to pick up speed with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. Prateek Kathpal comes to the company…

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another varied week in mobile identity news, and that is once again reflected in the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. But with a careful look, one or two key themes can be spotted. The FIDO Alliance, for example, found its way into a couple of different stories. One of them…

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

“Our millions of users know ZoOm is already the best defense against digital identity fraud, but we believe it can become even stronger. We look forward to learning what new, imaginative ideas clever testers will employ to try to spoof ZoOm.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec is once again asserting its leadership in…

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

Trusted Identity White Paper Offers a Biometric Solution to Data Breaches

Trusted Identity White Paper Offers a Biometric Solution to Data Breaches

The digital world is an increasingly scary place, with each passing year delivering new data breach and hacking events in which consumers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is spilled into the dark web and afflicted organizations suffer significant damages to their operations and their reputations. But digital security is evolving, too, and there are compelling solutions…

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

Latest VW Golf’s ‘V2X’ Tech Could Help Pave Way for Autonomous Traffic

The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf has become the first volume European car model to feature V2X, wireless communications technology that could become an important component of autonomous driving infrastructure. Also called “Vehicle-to-Everything”, the technology is essentially designed to communicate with roadside sensors and other V2X-equipped vehicles in order to convey and receive important…

Iovation Study Points to Importance of Mobile Security in Financial Services

Iovation Study Points to Importance of Mobile Security in Financial Services

“…just as younger consumers tend to show a higher preference for mobile banking, those in the 18-34 age range tend to prefer using the biometric authentication capabilities of those devices, whereas older survey respondents showed more of a preference for security questions.” Customers are increasingly accessing financial services on mobile devices, and providers need to…

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Google has now enabled facial recognition as a means of authentication on its Google Pay mobile payments platform. The move is the result of Google’s recent launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. Whereas previous devices in Google’s Pixel line used fingerprint recognition as the primary means of biometric authentication, with the…

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

The FIDO Alliance recently held an awareness-raising event in D.C., and the organization’s CMO and Executive Director, Andrew Shikiar, is celebrating the signs it delivered of a growing awareness of the importance of secure digital identity. The policy forum was held in collaboration with the Better Identity Coalition, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), and…

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…

HID Global Finalizes De La Rue ID Acquisition

HID Global Finalizes De La Rue ID Acquisition

HID Global has completed its acquisition of De La Rue’s international identity solutions business, the company has announced. The latter company is a UK-based manufacturer of passports, bank notes, and tax stamps. When HID Global first announced its plan to buy De La Rue’s identity business back in June, the company noted the latter’s significant…

Veratad to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 USA

Veratad to Showcase Solutions at Money20/20 USA

Veratad will be in attendance at this year’s Money20/20 USA event, and what’s more, the company is acting as a sponsor. Veratad is best known for its IDresponse platform, a suite of solutions including age and identity verification along with knowledge-based authentication and identity document verification with biometrics. These solutions offer a range of applications,…

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

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

In-display fingerprint scanning technology has found its way into another new smartphone, this time from the Huawei-owned Honor brand. The new Honor 20 Lite Youth Edition’s fingerprint sensor comes by way of Goodix, marking a change from the Honor 20 Lite smartphone launched this past summer, which featured the FPC1511 – Fingerprint Cards’ most cost-effective…

Samsung Advises Users to Stop Using Screen Covers Until Fingerprint Software is Updated

Samsung Advises Users to Stop Using Screen Covers Until Fingerprint Software is Updated

Samsung has issued an official statement addressing the recently discovered security flaw of its Galaxy S10 and Note10 fingerprint scanning systems, advising users of these devices (and their counterparts, the Note10+, S10+, and S10 5G) to avoid the use of protective cases until Samsung has issued a software security patch. The software update could arrive…

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It has been a smartphone-heavy week on Mobile ID World. Three of this week’s top stories are concerned with smartphone tech, and these all involve some of the most prominent brands in the industry. Samsung, for example, found its way into the news with a new patent describing a front-facing triple sensor system for a…

Money20/20 Driving Biometric FinTech Discourse in Las Vegas and Hangzhou

Money20/20 Driving Biometric FinTech Discourse in Las Vegas and Hangzhou

Money20/20 organizers have officially announced the return of their China-based event. First launched last year, Money20/20 China drew a crowd of over 2000 professionals from 53 countries. Now, organizers say that Money20/20 2019 will have capacity for more than 2500 people, and will feature over 300 speakers. Organizers have also revealed an ambitiously wide-ranging slate…

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