This week has delivered another rich and varied batch of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. Readers showed strong interest in topics ranging from biometric payment cards to Apple device unlocking to clinical dictation.
Let’s start with one of the most buzzed-about topics of recent months, biometric payment cards. Readers showed a great deal of interest in news reported by our sister site, FindBiometrics, concerning card maker Kona I, which has received approval for its biometrics card solution from an unnamed “major US payment network”. The card features technology from Fingerprint Cards, a well-known name in the world of mobile biometrics:
US Payments Network Grants Approval to Kona I Biometric Card
Then there was some Apple news, which always attracts a lot of attention. A new iOS update has enabled a phone unlocking system in which an Apple Watch user needs only to glance at their iPhone while wearing the wristband device in order to unlock their phone. The functionality has been introduced in order to address the Face ID authentication system’s underperformance when end users are wearing face masks:
iOS Update Turns Apple Watch Into Authentication Token
Mobile ID World readers also showed sustained interest in Nuance’s recent news that it would provide its Dragon Medical One solution to one of the United Kingdom’s largest Foundation Trusts. The solution will enable doctors to take notes and perform certain other tasks via voice dictation and command, reducing their administrative burden and improving efficiency:
Nuance Provides Speech Recognition Tech for NHS Digital Transformations
As for cybersecurity news, this week saw the publication of further evidence of regular consumers’ over-reliance on weak, password-based security for authentication. Survey data from Bitwarden showed, among other things, that about a third of Americans prefer to use passwords that are easy to remember, and that 90 percent are reusing the same password across multiple sites:
Survey Data Details Ongoing Reliance on Weak Password Security
And finally, some big M&A news: Okta has completed its acquisition of Auth0 through a stock transaction valued at about $6.5 billion. These are two of the biggest names in authentication security, and they will now work toward integrating their technologies together, so it’s no wonder that Mobile ID World readers showed strong interest in the development:
Okta Completes Acquisition of Auth0
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.