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Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Accessibility has always been synonymous with mobility, and this past week at Mobile ID World there has been no shortage of news in regards to breaking down adoption barriers and eliminating user friction in terms of new authentication. Right away DigitalPersona announced the selection of its TouchChip TCS1 fingerprint sensor by Toplink Pacific Pte. for…

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Mobility Brings Consumers to Biometrics, FIDO Brings Products to MWC and Connected Cars Bring Wearable Tech To You – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 3-7

Mobility Brings Consumers to Biometrics, FIDO Brings Products to MWC and Connected Cars Bring Wearable Tech To You – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 3-7

Last week began with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance welcoming a new member and closed with the authentication standard consortium announcing its substantial schedule for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, happening later this month. VoiceVault, a provider of proprietary voice recognition biometric technology that measures the unique characteristics of a user’s voice…

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Rise of the Digital Wallets: Where Do We Draw The Line Between Security and Convenience?

Rise of the Digital Wallets: Where Do We Draw The Line Between Security and Convenience?

Greater convenience and better security: these are the drivers behind innovations in mobile identity technologies, especially when it comes to mCommerce. Though it is a broad term that can encapsulate anything from online shopping done via tablet, to physical payments made with a smartphone, to a mobile wallet device that aggregates multiple payment methods into…

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A Problem of Commonality: The Necessity of the Post-Password Paradigm

A Problem of Commonality: The Necessity of the Post-Password Paradigm

Humans are unique. The never ending refining process of evolution works within every generation to produce unique tokens of the same type: all humans and all wonderfully diverse and one-of-a-kind. This is why biometrics make for such wonderful authentication factors. Born unique and grown to be even more so, nothing says “you are you” better…

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The End User Experience: Fine Art Buyers Flock To mCommerce Platform Wondereur

The End User Experience: Fine Art Buyers Flock To mCommerce Platform Wondereur

Mobile commerce in all of its various iterations is a major driver of stronger than password authentication options for consumers. One of the more ambitious applications in mCommerce has to do with mobile money and pay-with-your-phone solutions for real life transactions, but the fact of the matter is that even with the possibility of more convenient…

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In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

Now that the iPhone 5S and Touch ID have been released, I thought it would be fun to take you down memory lane regarding how mobile biometric (namely fingerprint) devices began to see success with key milestones along the way. It began in 1995 with a company known as Digital Biometrics, Inc. (DBI) commissioned by Harris…

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iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

Many may have seen in the press that the German hacking group Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has claimed to have spoofed (not hacked) the Touch ID fingerprint device in the new iPhone 5S.  Many may have been surprised by their success and are now questioning whether Apple’s reputation has been blemished.  In short, it hasn’t. What…

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Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Yesterday Apple announced their latest iPhone 5S with Touch ID, a capacitive fingerprint sensor plus home button built in.  Apple says that Touch ID is a “security” function that also adds simplicity (ie. no more passwords).  During the iPhone 5S launch event, Apple indicated that only half of all current iPhone users implemented the passcode…

Biometric Fingerprint Locks Rumored For The Next iPhone

The iPhone 5S may ship with built-in biometric fingerprint sensor in its home button. The hot rumor comes the day after the beta release of the new iOS 7 development kit, given in advance to developers in order to better craft applications to fit the new operating system’s rules and features. The news comes courtesy…

Apple’s Rumored iPhone 5s Could Jump Start Mobile Payments

FORBES – Christopher Versace, Contributor According to the U.S. Census Bureau, consumers spent an estimated $2.4 trillion on their credit cards in 2012. That’s a fertile market that is in the cross hairs of the growing mobile payment industry. Fueling that is the continued growth in the global smartphone base, particularly among Gen Z (18-23 year…

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