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Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

The booming biometrics market has seen a lot of success stories over the last several years, but in the financial services sector, FacePhi is one that really stands out. The Spain-based firm was one of the first to wholeheartedly embrace the concept of selfie-based authentication via facial recognition, launching its flagship Selphi authentication solution back…

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Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

ImageWare has been a major player in the enterprise biometrics market for many years now, accruing renown largely for its GoVerifyID solution, which supports multiple authentication factors including facial, fingerprint, palm, and voice recognition. And while that platform delivered some exciting news from ImageWare last September when the company announced it had been integrated into…

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New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

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Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

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BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

BRIEF: The Latest Developments in Biometric Payment Cards

The emerging biometric payment cards market remains an area of intense focus for a number of fingerprint sensor specialists, FinTech stakeholders, and banks. Fingerprint-scanning payment cards are expected to be the next big wave in the world of financial services, enabling highly secure contactless transactions by authenticating cardholders as they tap to pay at a…

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New White Paper Provides Biometric Solutions to Modern Enterprise Security Challenges

New White Paper Provides Biometric Solutions to Modern Enterprise Security Challenges

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

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ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

“By sticking In-display fingerprint sensors and cameras behind the screen, manufacturers increase the amount of real estate available on its face.” A new report from ABI Research suggests that smartphones manufacturers looking to maximize screen size should be investing in biometric tech rather than flexible or foldable screens. The report arrives as those same manufacturers…

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Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

IDEMIA is a giant in the identity space, having been formed in 2017 with the merger of two of the biggest identity security specialists in the world, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security. Nevertheless, the company has shown relentless dynamism in its operations, rolling out sophisticated new technologies over the last several months and…

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HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

HID Global Launches Biometric Tech and Wins Awards at ISC West

“Even beyond the plaudits of the SIA, HID Global has had a successful ISC West.” All eyes are on ISC West this week, where FindBiometrics is reporting live from the exhibition floor and HID Global is garnering acclaim for its latest biometric solution. The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader, which was launched during the converged…

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ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

ISC West: Tapplock Showcases Enterprise-Grade Biometric Padlocks

Tapplock is showcasing its latest biometric padlock at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. The Tapplock one+ can hold up to 500 authorized fingerprints, making it an ideal solution for enterprises that need to be able to provide secure access to large numbers of employees. Companies can also use Tapplock enterprise to monitor…

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ISC West: Six Top Turnstile Makers to Showcase HID’s Mobile Access Tech

ISC West: Six Top Turnstile Makers to Showcase HID’s Mobile Access Tech

“Leveraging mobile and cloud technologies at every access point, from turnstiles and elevators to doors, is a crucial part of creating a truly connected security experience in today’s smart building.” – Michael Chaudoin, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Extended Access Technologies business unit, HID Global HID Global has engineered quite a coup for this…

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INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

Last week, our sibling site FindBiometrics published part one of an extensive interview with Frances Zelazny, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, BioCatch. That first half of her conversation with Peter Counter, Managing Editor of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World, dealt with how behavioral biometrics can thwart sophisticated vishing fraud attacks, the behavioral insights market, and…

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BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

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Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung is bringing in-display fingerprint scanning to at least one mid-range smartphone, signalling that this could become a mainstay feature in the company’s overall mobile lineup. The newly-announced Galaxy A70 smartphone (pictured above) echoes the recent flagship Galaxy S10 in some other ways, too. There’s a strong focus on imaging, with the A70 sporting a…

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Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

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Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

“The Deep Glint investment is valued at $5 million, and reflects a broader trend as the automotive sector increasingly embraces AI and biometric technologies. “ Hyundai Mobis has taken a big stake in China-based computer vision specialist Deep Glint, signalling the growing importance of AI and biometrics in the automotive sector. Deep Glint specializes in…

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Money20/20 Brings ‘Rise Up’ Program to Europe, Further Empowering Women in Finance

Money20/20 Brings ‘Rise Up’ Program to Europe, Further Empowering Women in Finance

“Thirty women will be chosen to participate, giving them access to “bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities” during the Money20/20 Europe event…” Money20/20 organizers are bringing their ‘Rise Up’ empowerment program for women to the European conference. Announced on International Women’s Day, the Rise Up program for Money20/20 Europe is being launched in collaboration…

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Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

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