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Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

Melissa Releases New Mobile KYC Solution

The identity verification specialist Melissa is hoping to simplify the onboarding process with a new selfie-based Know Your Customer solution. Appropriately dubbed Melissa KYC, the mobile app combines document reading with liveness detection and facial biometrics to confirm the identities of new customers during registration. “Whether verifying an address or working to prevent online fraud,…

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

“ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords…” The enterprise IT specialist (and Zoho subsidiary) ManageEngine has upgraded its ADSelfService Plus platform to offer support for two factor authentication (2FA) on macOS computers. The solution can be configured based on…

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone. The new phone features a rear-mounted sensor, which may or may not be Fingerprint Cards tech. So why the ambiguity? FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy…

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

A group of industry leaders has formed a coalition to promote and set standards for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The founding members of the FiRa Consortium are NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and the ASSA ABLOY Group that includes HID Global. The first companies to sign on with the new organization are Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.,…

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

“The phone also includes a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which distinguishes it from some of the other models in the Galaxy A series…” Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy A smartphone, sharing the specifications for the new Galaxy A10s. The new smartphone includes a 4,000mAh battery, a 6.2-inch Infinity-V Display, and a dual camera with depth…

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Civic Wallet Leverages Onfido for Secure Onboarding

Onfido is teaming up with Civic to provide secure customer onboarding for the latter’s upcoming cryptocurrency wallet. The blockchain-based Civic Wallet will allow users to store and trade cryptocurrencies without sharing any superfluous personal information, providing account access through a private key that will be stored on the user’s mobile device. Onfido will make it…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities. “Devices like the…

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

The electric carmaker Karma Automotive has revealed that its new SC1 Vision Concept car will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. The SC1 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn during the event. The new luxury vehicle comes with a slew of high-tech bells and whistles,…

Voiceworks Brings IDEMIA’s eSIM Platform to the Netherlands

Voiceworks Brings IDEMIA’s eSIM Platform to the Netherlands

IDEMIA is teaming up with Voiceworks to deliver eSIM functionality to the Netherlands. The partnership specifically concerns IDEMIA’s Smart Connect eSIM subscription management platform, which will now be available to Dutch businesses through the Voiceworks reseller network. The Smart Connect Platform is the first eSIM management solution to make its way to the Dutch market.…

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

Jumio Receives 2019 IT World Award

Jumio Receives 2019 IT World Award

Jumio has followed up its stellar second quarter results with another 2019 trophy for its mantle. The company has been named a Gold Winner at the 2019 IT World Awards, taking home top prize in the Security Software – Hot Technology and Solution of the Year category. “Traditional methods of authentication can no longer be…

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

“The company has stamped its message on the high-resolution LED billboard at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, and has also placed ‘Works with Yubikey’ stands at other booths to identify its partner network…” Yubico is currently showcasing its wares at this week’s Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. The information security…

ZiiLock Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Biometric Bike Lock

ZiiLock Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Biometric Bike Lock

“The ZiiLock can store up to 20 authorized fingerprints, and leverages AES 256 encryption for its Bluetooth functionality…” ZiiLock has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its new foldable biometric bike lock, which allows bikers to secure their bikes with fingerprint recognition or a contactless security key linked to their smartphone. The lock will eventually retail…

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

Computop has released a new biometric authentication platform that will allow online retailers to provide two-factor authentication and streamline the payments process on mobile devices. Computop is a payment processing company, while the Biometrics by Computop platform is compliant with the latest PSD2 standards. According to Computop, the new platform will allow online retailers to…

IDEMIA Outfits Vinaphone with Mobile Authentication Tech

IDEMIA Outfits Vinaphone with Mobile Authentication Tech

“IDEMIA’s mobile PKI solution allows us to deliver value-enhancing services to our corporate customers before we turn to the consumer market with our future Mobile Connect package.” IDEMIA is helping the Vietnamese mobile operator Vinaphone deliver Mobile Public Key Infrastructure in the country. According to the terms of their partnership, IDEMIA will specifically be providing…

Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti has secured £8 million in new equity investment in the company’s third successful funding round since its debut in 2017. The new funds will be invested in product development and expansion as the company searches for new partners. “Over the past few years we have invested about £65 million to develop our privacy-preserving identity…

Mezu and Mastercard Introduce New Digital Debit Card

Mezu and Mastercard Introduce New Digital Debit Card

Mezu is teaming up with Mastercard to release a digital debit card that will allow Mezu users to make purchases anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Mezu is a mobile payments app that does not share any personal information or transaction history with third parties and leverages biometric authentication for added security. The partnership with Mastercard will…

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