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FIDO2 Certified LoginID Announces Several New Partnerships

FIDO2 Certified LoginID Announces Several New Partnerships

California-based authentication company LoginID Inc. has announced several new partnerships that will utilize its FIDO2 and FIDO UAF certified biometric authentication solution to reduce customer reliance on passwords and improve digital security. The LoginID platform will serve new partners Data on Tap, Execuvault, NetCents, Global Asset Technology, POS Connect, and FroogalPay, enabling them to take…

Royal Philips to Integrate Biometric BioSticker Into Health IT Solution

Royal Philips to Integrate Biometric BioSticker Into Health IT Solution

Amsterdam-based healthcare technology company BioIntelliSense has announced a new partnership that will see healthcare technology company Royal Philips integrate its BioSticker biometric monitoring solution with Philips’ remote patient monitoring (RPM) offering. The BioSticker — which is single use and has received FDA clearance — contains biometric sensors that provide continuous monitoring of the wearer’s vital…

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

Luxury car maker Mercedes has announced an update to its MBUX infotainment system that includes improved voice controls, new features to its heads-up display (HUD) navigation system, and multimodal biometric authentication for added security. The improved voice recognition control will take over some functions previously handled by physical buttons, as well as having better natural…

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

A new Google Chrome flag recently uncovered hints that the popular browser may soon be adding biometric authentication for payments on Android as well as other major OSs. The flag — titled “Allow using platform authenticators to retrieve server cards” — indicates that users will be able to “use a platform authenticator”, likely the fingerprint…

New IDEMIA Tokyo Office to Feature Experience Center

New IDEMIA Tokyo Office to Feature Experience Center

French security and identity solutions company IDEMIA has announced that it has opened its new Japanese head office in Tokyo’s Shibuya District, featuring a new experience center that will showcase some of the company’s tech offerings. Aside from being home to IDEMIA’s five business units in the country — Financial Institutions, Mobile Operators, Biometric Devices,…

Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Following the announcement last month by Samsung that it will be joining the likes of competitors Apple and Google in offering its own physical payment card — Samsung Money by SoFi — the tech giant revealed more information about its solution in a post on its website. Billed as a ‘mobile-first money management experience’, some…

Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

ATM maker Hyosung has announced a partnership with Fujitsu that will see the latter’s PalmSecure biometric authentication technology implemented into a number of its ATMs. PalmSecure works by having an individual hold their hand a couple of inches over a sensor, where a near-infrared light beam records their palm vein pattern, and encrypts that data.…

Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Bittium Announces Ultra Secure Smartphone

Finland-based secure communications specialist Bittium has announced the launch of the Bittium Tough Mobile 2 C, a secure, ruggedized smartphone designed for confidential communications for authorities. The 2 C features dual-boot functionality, with a ‘hardened’ (configured and customized to make it more secure) Android 9 partitioned and completely separated from Bittium’s own Secure OS, allowing…

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Tech giant Apple has announced that the latest version of its Safari web browser will be equipped with the option of allowing users to log in to certain websites with biometrics via Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID. Safari 14’s new features, which will ship with the new iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur operating…

iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple announced a new service for its new iOS 14 called Car Key, a wireless solution that allows users to unlock their car using an iPhone or Apple Watch and biometric authentication. According to Apple the new service will initially work via near-field communication (NFC), though it…

Researchers’ Finger-tracking Tech Could Enable XR Signatures

Researchers’ Finger-tracking Tech Could Enable XR Signatures

A team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) has unveiled a new solution that allows the precise tracking of finger movement for use with augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets. The solution — called FMKit — aims to solve the problem of input methods (how to interact with objects and UIs) when using AR…

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

According to a memo sent out by the National Basketball Players Association to the players union and obtained by The Athletic, players will have the option to wear the biometric sensor-laden Oura ring when the 2019-2020 NBA season resumes play at the end of next month in Orlando, Florida. The NBA season was suspended due…

Biometric Undershirt to Monitor Race Car Driver Biometrics

Biometric Undershirt to Monitor Race Car Driver Biometrics

A pair of auto manufacturing companies have teamed up to put biometric sensors in a fire-retardant undershirt to capture the vital data of race car drivers. As Autosport’s Adam Cooper reports, Marelli and OMP Racing announced that they have been granted approval by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to develop what will be known as…

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Denmark-based payment solutions company Nets has announced the Nets Passport Reader, a new service that allows for the identification and verification of both physical and digital documents. Using the Nets Passport Reader app, enterprises can digitally authenticate individuals using a smartphone even if they don’t possess an electronic ID. The solution aims to bridge the…

Behavioral Anti-fraud Platform Raises $123M as Demand Increases

Behavioral Anti-fraud Platform Raises $123M as Demand Increases

Spurred by an increase in online transactions due to COVID-19, Virginia-based fraud prevention platform NS8 has announced it has raised $123 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, and with participation from AXA Venture Partners. NS8 monitors user behavior factors such as how quickly they navigate between pages, how many times a…

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The list of apps that support Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 keeps growing at a steady pace, with the Wells Fargo app recently joining in as the latest to accommodate Google’s take on biometric facial recognition for authentication. Face Unlock was first introduced with the launch of the Pixel 4 in November of 2019…

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

AI-enhanced face, voice and speech recognition company Sensory has announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric solution has been updated to recognize users while wearing masks, a practice that is becoming the new normal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe in recent months. TrulySecure uses both face and…

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