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The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

This week, the FIDO Alliance and W3C, the world’s primary standards organization for the web, announced a new standard designed to bring FIDO-based biometric and hardware key authentication to Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and the world’s most widely used browser, Google Chrome. The WebAuthn API specification is a core component of the new FIDO2 specification…

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BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

At the start of last year, it looked like in-display fingerprint recognition was going to be the next big thing in mobile biometrics. With fingerprint sensors having established themselves as a standard feature of the contemporary smartphone, companies were looking ahead to where the technology might go next, and the pioneering under-glass sensors in new…

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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.…

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Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

For many, mobile devices have become a central key to way we move, live, work, travel, manage our finances, and co-ordinate our lives. With an increasing amount of sensitive material being stored on our phones, consumers value their privacy and protection more than ever. Mobile device OEMs are reacting to this consumer demand by working…

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BRIEF: What’s Next for Fingerprint Sensors

BRIEF: What’s Next for Fingerprint Sensors

With fingerprint sensors now ubiquitous across the contemporary smartphone ecosystem, the mobile biometrics revolution kicked off five years ago by the iPhone 5s has seemed to be winding down somewhat over the last year. Costs have decreased, competition has flooded into the market, and many biometrics suppliers were left wondering where to go from here.…

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Roundup: Mobile World Congress 2018 Was a Massive Success

Roundup: Mobile World Congress 2018 Was a Massive Success

The GSMA has announced that more than 107,000 visitors from over 205 countries and territories attended the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the exhibition floor, where over 55 per cent of this year’s attendees held senior-level positions with 7,600 CEOs. “We had another highly successful Mobile…

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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…

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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…

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BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

Like the mobile biometrics revolution, the idea of mobile payments was initially met by a little bit of skepticism, with some wondering why consumers would want to abandon the payment cards and cash that they’re used to. Also like the mobile biometrics revolution, the mobile payments concept was really spearheaded by Apple, with its Apple…

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The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

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BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

ID confirmation used to be a tedious and occasionally fraught process. Physical documents had to be handed over, and in some cases, particularly skillful forgeries could lead to fraud. But the mobile revolution has changed all that. Virtually every smartphone comes equipped with its own camera, offering consumers a means of capturing and uploading images…

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BRIEF: Machine Vision Comes Into Focus

BRIEF: Machine Vision Comes Into Focus

Among the tech world buzzwords that are currently being tossed around like confetti – “blockchain”, “neural network”, “the IoT” – “machine vision” is perhaps the most straightforward. It really means just that: The ability of a machine to see. It’s a branch of artificial intelligence that has become increasingly prominent in recent months and years,…

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BRIEF: The State of the Art in Smart Car Tech

BRIEF: The State of the Art in Smart Car Tech

It’s been a long on-ramp for the smart car concept, but things seemed to kick into a higher gear over the past year as major IT and tech companies poured resources into automotive efforts, and big brands in the car sector welcomed new collaborations. This week, a lot of that behind-the-scenes activity produced results in…

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Mobile Identity, Biometrics, Cloud and Micro-services Hot Topics at 2017 Gartner IAM Summit

Mobile Identity, Biometrics, Cloud and Micro-services Hot Topics at 2017 Gartner IAM Summit

Analysts, customers and vendors met at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to discuss trends and solutions. “The digitization of society (not just business or the enterprise)… was a clear underpinning for many of the sessions.” The 2017 Gartner Identity and Access Management (IAM) Summit kicked off on Tuesday, November 27, including Gartner analyst-led sessions, analyst roundtables,…

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A.I. Assistants Are Changing Our Relationship With Money

A.I. Assistants Are Changing Our Relationship With Money

by Susan Stover Sophisticated advancements in digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are rapidly changing the way we interact in our world, and are fundamentally changing the way we relate to money, making it easier than ever to manage funds, send money, and track spending. The future of banking is changing quickly…

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BRIEF: The iPhone X’s Outsized Impact

BRIEF: The iPhone X’s Outsized Impact

Since its announcement in September, the iPhone X has generated a lot of buzz, much of it of an anxious variety. It wasn’t clear if consumers would respond to the redesign – the most substantial since the original iPhone’s debut a decade ago – not to mention its thousand-dollar price tag. And in the mobile…

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FPC’s Thomas Rex on Biometric Smart Cards and Money20/20 [AUDIO]

FPC’s Thomas Rex on Biometric Smart Cards and Money20/20 [AUDIO]

Many of the biggest names in the biometrics industry have converged in Las Vegas this week for Money20/20, not the least of which is Fingerprint Cards. The company has established itself as one of the biggest suppliers of fingerprint sensors for the mobile industry, and has reported an almost constant stream of smartphone integrations over…

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BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of FIDO Authentication Standards

BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of FIDO Authentication Standards

The FIDO Alliance‘s authentication standards have enjoyed a rising profile in recent years and months, and their upward trajectory shows no signs of abating, especially in the wake of major data breaches like the recent Equifax fiasco. Security professionals, business leaders, and everyday consumers are becoming increasingly aware of new and emerging digital threats; at…

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