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Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Learning From the Samsung Spoof

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Learning From the Samsung Spoof

The third week of April saw the new Samsung Galaxy S5 getting the same sort of reception that its rival smartphone, the iPhone 5S, received immediately after its release. The global hacking community sees the constant claims of biometric superiority as a challenge, so it makes sense that on the release of a commercial fingerprint…

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Industry News Roundup: The Power of Biometric Software

Industry News Roundup: The Power of Biometric Software

This week saw the launch of the newest smartphone from Taiwanese handset maker HTC and it came with a surprise. Unlike its predecessor, the HTC One Max, the new HTC One M8 does not have any built in biometric security functions. It is a surprise considering the two major smartphone companies have fingerprint sensors embedded…

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5 Ways The Smartwatch Can Bolster Authentication

5 Ways The Smartwatch Can Bolster Authentication

Earlier this week Google announced its official entrance into the wearable technology beyond the already well known Google Glass. Android Wear is a new operating system from the company that brought us Google Search, specifically designed for smartwatches. The launch videos that have been circulating the Web have been making a good case for the…

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Palm Vein Smartphones And The Many Forms of Biometric BYOD – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: March 3-7

Palm Vein Smartphones And The Many Forms of Biometric BYOD – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: March 3-7

This week that has just reached its conclusion continued the discussions coming out of the recently completed Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014). Namely, the conversations of cloud biometrics, strong authentication on smartphones and mobile commerce. Let’s start with the speculation on what’s to come. Smartphones are truly the harbingers of the post-password paradigm, simply on…

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Mobile Security Literally In The Palm Of Your Hand

Mobile Security Literally In The Palm Of Your Hand

Fujitsu hopes to bring palm vein biometrics to smartphones, providing users with even greater choice in strong mobile authentication. When you think about strong mobile authentication, what do you picture? Chances are if you work for one of the numerous vendors in the biometric market landscape, you picture your scanner or reader of choice, embedded…

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Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

Preparing For MWC, Solving The Password Problem, The Strength Found in Choice – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 17-21

It is the day before this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) in Barcelona, Spain, which means that the week that was contained the last of the major itinerary announcements highlighting the major presence of strong authentication and identity solutions providers at this year’s exhibition. BIO-key International will be present – along with partner InterDigital…

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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…

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