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Panasonic Toughbooks Take Advantage of Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona Security

Panasonic Toughbooks Take Advantage of Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona Security

“By offering DigitalPersona to our Toughbook customers, we’re ensuring they can continue redefining what it means to be mobile and how work gets done with the security that today’s digital world demands.” – Brian Rowley, VP of Marketing and Product Management for Panasonic System Solutions of North America Panasonic is taking advantage of Crossmatch technology to secure…

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Veridium Launches Mobile Biometric Authentication App

Veridium Launches Mobile Biometric Authentication App

“The company also emphasized the app’s compatibility with popular enterprise platforms, asserting that it can be used as a primary or secondary authentication mechanism with Microsoft Active Directory, Citrix StoreFront, NetScaler, and ShareFile.” Veridium has announced a new mobile app enabling biometric authentication in the enterprise. Called the Veridium Authenticator App, it leverages the imaging…

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New Huawei Phone Features Ultrasonic Qualcomm Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

New Huawei Phone Features Ultrasonic Qualcomm Sensor, Precise Biometrics Software

Precise Biometrics algorithm software is powering the fingerprint scanning capability of a new smartphone from Huawei. Unlike the Honor 9, which featured a Fingerprint Cards sensor, the new Honor 10 uses fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm. And unlike Huawei’s recently launched Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the sensor is not embedded within the Honor 10’s display, but…

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JCB Biometrics Card Pilot Project Gets Underway

JCB Biometrics Card Pilot Project Gets Underway

“…IDEMIA’s F-Code revolves around fingerprint authentication. It features an embedded Fingerprint Cards sensor, designed to confirm users’ identities as they process a transaction, replacing the PIN-based security of contemporary chip cards.” The first major pilot of biometric payment card solution from IDEMIA and Fingerprint Cards is now getting underway. The project was first announced last…

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Windows to Enable Passwordless Login Via FIDO2 Security Key

Windows to Enable Passwordless Login Via FIDO2 Security Key

Microsoft is taking advantage of the new FIDO2 authentication standard to eliminate usernames and passwords and replace them with compliant security key devices. The functionality comes by way of Azure Active Directory (or ‘Azure AD’), Microsoft’s cloud-based identity management service for the enterprise. An impending Windows 10 update will allow users who link their security…

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Upgraded Anti-Phishing Platform Offers ‘Victim Insights’

Upgraded Anti-Phishing Platform Offers ‘Victim Insights’

“The upgrade to the Digital Threat Protection Suite comes after Easy Solutions added an ‘Early Phishing Detection’ feature to its Detect Safe Browsing solution last autumn.” Easy Solutions has upgraded its Digital Threat Protection Suite with enhanced analytical powers, the company has announced. The solution is primarily aimed at fighting phishing attacks, and now features…

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FPC Announces Manufacturing Partner for T-Shape Biometric Cards

FPC Announces Manufacturing Partner for T-Shape Biometric Cards

“Its announcement arrives as Japanese credit card company JCB moves ahead with a pilot of a new IDEMIA biometric payment card that features Fingerprint Cards’ T-Shape solution…” Fingerprint Cards has a new manufacturing partner for its T-Shape fingerprint sensor module for biometric smart cards: France-based Smart Technology Services. In a statement, FPC announced that its…

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How Close Are We To Smartphone-Based Self-Serve Border Screening?

How Close Are We To Smartphone-Based Self-Serve Border Screening?

The US Department of Homeland Security may soon use technology from a London-based biometrics specialist to allow travelers to process part of their own border screening using a smartphone. The firm, iProov, has announced that it has become the first overseas firm to win a contract from the DHS’s Security Science & Technology Directorate’s Silicon…

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BIO-key Showcasing TouchLock Biometric Padlocks at Hong Kong Trade Show

BIO-key Showcasing TouchLock Biometric Padlocks at Hong Kong Trade Show

“As we progress plans to set up support sales and marketing teams in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and China, the Global Sources Gifts & Home Show enables us to meet with potential resellers, distributors, and OEM partners that could help extend the reach and sales of our products across Asia.” – Kelvin Wong, Managing Director for…

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Fingerprint Cards Sensor Used in Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Sensor Used in Biometric Payment Card Trial

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new Visa-led pilot of biometric payment card technology. In a statement, the company announced that it’s the provider of a touch sensor for “the recently announced battery-less dual interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) biometric payment card pilot with Visa,” adding that the card technology being used in…

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Android Oreo Takes the Guessing Game Out Of Passwords

Android Oreo Takes the Guessing Game Out Of Passwords

As technology introduces more and more opportunities to access digital services, accounts, and functions, online authentication become a more frequent daily occurrence. From ordering groceries to paying off your student debt, the possibilities are vast and seemingly endless. Before mobile devices and speed dial functions, we used to have to memorize the numbers we called…

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Gemalto, Intel Join Forces to Secure 5G Virtualized Networks

Gemalto, Intel Join Forces to Secure 5G Virtualized Networks

Intel and Gemalto are combining digital security technologies to better protect virtualized networks. The companies have announced that Intel has integrated Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand software into its Intel Software Guard Extensions secure enclave. With the latter being used in Intel’s cloud server computers, Gemalto is delivering added security to the processors. It’s…

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IDEMIA, Mastercard Team with UAE Merchant Acquirer to Promote mPOS Service

IDEMIA, Mastercard Team with UAE Merchant Acquirer to Promote mPOS Service

“The effort will encourage the use of mobile wallets like Masterpass, Mastercard’s cross-channel digital payments service, and offer a merchants a simple means of getting set up to accept such payments.” IDEMIA and Mastercard have teamed up on an initiative to encourage mobile payments with merchants in the Middle East and Africa region. The firms…

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Areeba to Bring Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Card to the Middle East

Areeba to Bring Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Card to the Middle East

“…using fingerprint technology to authenticate a person for payments will provide cardholders a faster, easier and more secure payment process compared to the traditional use of PINs.” – Maher Mikati, CEO, Areeba, Areeba, a Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider, will offer Gemalto‘s biometric Visa card to its client in the Middle East. It’s the latest sign of…

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Nok Nok Labs Reports “Record Year” in 2017, With 200% Increase in Billings

Nok Nok Labs Reports “Record Year” in 2017, With 200% Increase in Billings

Nok Nok Labs‘ billings increased by over 200 percent in 2017, offering one strong indicator of “a record year”, the company has announced. In a statement, the company credits its success to “market momentum fueled by the proliferation of mobile devices and global regulations that require strong authentication for online services.” The company notes that…

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The Voice of the Biometrics Industry at ISC West

The Voice of the Biometrics Industry at ISC West

FindBiometrics reported live from ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week. The world’s biggest security conference is known for setting the bar for biometrics-enabled access control conversations for the rest of the year, serving as a platform for major product launches, integrations, announcements and demonstrations. Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, helped amplify these…

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HYPR Appoints Hard-Charging Chief Revenue Officer

HYPR Appoints Hard-Charging Chief Revenue Officer

“Seth has a demonstrated ability to assemble high-performance teams that create and win markets while addressing customer needs across the globe.” – George Avetisov, CEO and co-founder, HYPR Corp Decentralized authentication specialist HYPR has created a new executive position to fuel growth: The company now has a Chief Revenue Officer, and it is Seth Robbins. Robbins…

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AI-Powered Mobile Biometrics Specialist Raises $12 Million in Series-A Funding

AI-Powered Mobile Biometrics Specialist Raises $12 Million in Series-A Funding

“The recently concluded funding round was led by PTB Ventures and GDP Venture, and featured the participation of multiple major banking and telecommunications firms in Indonesia and the Philippines.” Element, Inc., a firm specializing in AI-powered mobile biometrics, has raised $12 million in a series-A funding round. The startup’s aim is to offer AI-driven software…

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New FIDO2-Compliant USB Key Features Fingerprint Sensor

New FIDO2-Compliant USB Key Features Fingerprint Sensor

“The new authentication standard’s WebAuthn component is designed to enable hardware key and biometric authentication within major web browsers […] and thus by incorporating a fingerprint sensor into a USB key, the eFA500 combines both authentication approaches allowing for extra-secure browser-based authentication.” Fabless SoC maker eWBM has announced a new USB key designed to support…

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Qualcomm Announces SoC-Based ‘Vision Intelligence Platform’

Qualcomm Announces SoC-Based ‘Vision Intelligence Platform’

Qualcomm has announced a new line of system-on-chip (SoC) offerings designed specifically for the Internet of Things. Comprising the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform, the offerings include two new SoCs for camera-driven machine learning. Dubbed QCS605 and QCS603, the SoCs are designed for energy and thermal efficiency, and feature Qualcomm’s image signal processor technology, its AI…

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