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Vein ID Could Address iPhone Spoofing Concerns

Vein ID Could Address iPhone Spoofing Concerns

Future iPhones might get x-ray vision if a new Apple patent published May 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication. The patent titled “Vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation,” – which was published alongside 67 other patents – describes an infrared imaging method that enables a device to capture subcutaneous…

SelfID Allows Users To Customize Liveness Detection Gestures

SelfID Allows Users To Customize Liveness Detection Gestures

Easy Solutions has brought facial recognition to its DetectID authentication system with the launch of SelfID. As the name implies, the mobile biometric authentication solution uses the front-facing camera of a mobile device to capture a user’s biometrics when they take a selfie. Ricardo Villadiego, CEO of  Easy Solutions emphasized the importance of biometrics in…

FPC Says the Key to Contactless Payment Card Momentum is Biometrics

FPC Says the Key to Contactless Payment Card Momentum is Biometrics

“The implementation of fingerprint sensors into contactless cards allows cardholders to be authenticated as they perform transactions, even contactless ones, meaning the consumers don’t need to worry about losing their cards and thereby allowing some fraudster to go around buying things with the wave of a hand.” Biometric technology is the key to keep the…

Prepare for the Post-Password Internet With FIDO and FindBiometrics

Prepare for the Post-Password Internet With FIDO and FindBiometrics

When it comes to on-device authentication, there is probably no greater institutional expert than the FIDO Alliance. The cross-industry consortium blazed a trail for post-password authentication, and has literally set a new standard with FIDO2, whose CTAP and WebAuthn specifications clear the way for sophisticated security mechanisms like fingerprint authentication directly through a web browser,…

Google I/O: Google Assistant Update Promises Legendary Voice Response

Google I/O: Google Assistant Update Promises Legendary Voice Response

During today’s Google I/O event, the eponymous host company shared its vision for the next phase of its voice controlled AI assistant. The Google Assistant roadmap is all about expansion and accessibility, with new features making it easier to activate and use, as well as wider global availability slated for the end of the year.…

BIO-key Will Unveil its Q1 Results on Tuesday, May 15th

BIO-key Will Unveil its Q1 Results on Tuesday, May 15th

BIO-key will unveil its Q1 results on Tuesday, May 15th, the company has announced. The fiscal report will be issued after market close. In announcing the date for its quarterly update, BIO-key was of course tight-lipped about what it would entail. But it’s fair to expect some good news from the company: Its Q4 results…

Mastercard Announces Remote Enrollment on Biometric Credit Cards

Mastercard Announces Remote Enrollment on Biometric Credit Cards

Yesterday, Mastercard unveiled a key component in its biometric payment card solution: remote enrollment. Developed in collaboration with fingerprint biometric smart card specialist IDEX – which announced a self-service enrollment technology in late 2017 — the solution allows end users of next generation biometric payment cards to register their fingerprint data on their credit card…

NEXT Biometrics Takes Another Important Step Toward Biometric Smart Card Commercialization

NEXT Biometrics Takes Another Important Step Toward Biometric Smart Card Commercialization

“Most observers agree that for security and convenience reasons, biometric contactless payment cards are the wave of the future in banking and other industries.” – Ritu Favre, CEO NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has taken another important step on the path toward commercialization of its biometric payment card solutions, and has further refined its timeline for…

JCB Biometrics Card Pilot Project Gets Underway

JCB Biometrics Card Pilot Project Gets Underway

“…IDEMIA’s F-Code revolves around fingerprint authentication. It features an embedded Fingerprint Cards sensor, designed to confirm users’ identities as they process a transaction, replacing the PIN-based security of contemporary chip cards.” The first major pilot of biometric payment card solution from IDEMIA and Fingerprint Cards is now getting underway. The project was first announced last…

The Voice of the Biometrics Industry at ISC West

The Voice of the Biometrics Industry at ISC West

FindBiometrics reported live from ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week. The world’s biggest security conference is known for setting the bar for biometrics-enabled access control conversations for the rest of the year, serving as a platform for major product launches, integrations, announcements and demonstrations. Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, helped amplify these…

CIOReview Calls FaceTec a Top Security Solutions Provider for 2018

CIOReview Calls FaceTec a Top Security Solutions Provider for 2018

“Turbi’s carsharing service is built on convenience, dependability, value and safety. To keep the experience safe from the start, we chose ZoOm to ensure only the right person has access to the right vehicle. The unmatched security, speed, simplicity and ease of management allows us to focus on growing our business.” – Diego Lira, CEO,…

FindBiometrics & ISC West Presenting Security Webinar To Tackle Biometrics in the Enterprise

FindBiometrics & ISC West Presenting Security Webinar To Tackle Biometrics in the Enterprise

While biometric technology is extending across more applications than ever, access control is still one of its most important mainstays. It’s an application for which biometric identification is ideally suited, with the technology offering unique advantages in the authentication of registered individuals, and the automation of physical security systems and processes. While human guards might…

Mobile Apps Can Have Low-Power Wake Words Thanks To Sensory’s Latest Innovation

Mobile Apps Can Have Low-Power Wake Words Thanks To Sensory’s Latest Innovation

Sensory, Inc. has announced a major innovation in hands-free technology: its TrulyHandsfree solution can now enable low-power wake words directly on any Android or iOS app without the need for special hardware or digital signal processors. That means mobile apps can now have always-listening speech activation, just like the virtual assistants that popularized the function,…

Biometric Insole Authenticates Via Gait Measurements

Biometric Insole Authenticates Via Gait Measurements

“The companies will primarily market BIO_SOLE as an authentication solution, with Autonomous_ID claiming that within three steps it can identify a user with 99 percent accuracy thanks to gait analytics and other factors.” Autonomous_ID, the creator a biometric sensor solution designed to be worn as a footwear insole, has teamed up with Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc. (AKI) to…

Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

FindBiometrics is hosting the mobile biometrics webinar event of the year on Wednesday. New Frontiers in Mobile Biometrics will feature a dynamic panel discussion about the state and future of mobile biometrics and digital identity. The mobile authentication landscape is evolving rapidly thanks to the mainstream ubiquity of fingerprint, face, voice, iris and behavioral biometrics.…

UPDATED 3/01/18: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress 2018

UPDATED 3/01/18: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress 2018

FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where biometrics are everywhere, sparking conversation and controlling venue access. Strong authentication and biometric technology fits into nearly every key trend at MWC this year, bringing security and convenience to smart cars, credit cards, touch screens and the latest flagship smartphone…

BioCatch Names Howard Edelstein as New CEO

BioCatch Names Howard Edelstein as New CEO

“As pioneers in behavioral biometric technologies with more than 50 patents issued or pending, BioCatch is perfectly positioned to be the behavioral component inside all digital identity authentication platforms.” – Howard Edelstein, CEO and Chairman, BioCatch The chairman of BioCatch‘s board of directors has now been named the company’s CEO. Howard Edelstein became the behavioral biometrics…

Mobile ID World at MWC: Mobile Connect, Intelligent Scan & Biometrics

Mobile ID World at MWC: Mobile Connect, Intelligent Scan & Biometrics

FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are both reporting live from Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The world’s biggest and most celebrated conference and exhibition dealing with mobility and connectivity, MWC is a buzzing hive of innovation, leadership and disruption, especially in the realm of digital identity and biometrics. Today is the first day…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Hosting One-on-One Meetings at 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEXT Biometrics CEO Hosting One-on-One Meetings at 30th Annual ROTH Conference

“In a dynamic fingerprint recognition market, NEXT Biometrics’ flexible sensor technology has positioned it to take advantage of a growing interest in biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint biometrics specialist NEXT Biometrics will be participating in the 30th Annual ROTH conference, the company announced. The event will be held Tuesday March 11- 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in…

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