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Entrust Datacard Joins FIDO

Entrust Datacard Joins FIDO

“The move comes soon after the firm added support for facial recognition to its Mobile Smart Credential and Mobile Soft Token systems, thanks to technology provided by FacePhi.” Entrust Datacard has joined the FIDO Alliance. In a statement announcing its new membership, Entrust Datacard framed the move as part of a larger business strategy, calling…

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IDEMIA’s Motion Code Solution Now Supported by Visa dCVV2 Service

IDEMIA’s Motion Code Solution Now Supported by Visa dCVV2 Service

“…the support of Visa’s dCVV2 authentication service means that card issuers don’t need to set up their own dedicated servers to manage the issuance of dynamic codes.” It’s now even easier for interested card issuers to deploy IDEMIA‘s new Motion Code payment cards: The company has announced that the solution is now supported by Visa’s…

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Qualcomm Teams with China’s Biggest AI Specialist

Qualcomm Teams with China’s Biggest AI Specialist

Qualcomm has signed a strategic investment agreement with SenseTime, a China-based AI specialist. The move comes in the wake of an agreement last month between SenseTime and Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, with the two firms seeking to work together on on-device AI technology. It also arrives after SenseTime’s announcement this summer that it had raised…

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BBVA Becomes First Spanish Bank to Support Samsung Pass

BBVA Becomes First Spanish Bank to Support Samsung Pass

BBVA has become the first Spanish bank to embrace Samsung Pass for user authentication, allowing customers to log into their accounts with Samsung’s biometric technology. Samsung first announced its Samsung Pass platform ahead of the launch of its Note7 smartphone, envisioning it as a master key for online banking and other digital services that would…

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Samsung Working On Upgrades to Facial, Iris Recognition for Galaxy S9

Samsung Working On Upgrades to Facial, Iris Recognition for Galaxy S9

Samsung is working to upgrade its iris and facial recognition technology for next year’s anticipated Galaxy S9 smartphone, according to new reports. It appears to be a response to the excitement Apple has generated over the Face ID facial recognition system of its new iPhone X. While Samsung introduced facial recognition on its Galaxy S8…

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VerifyMe Issues Q3 Update for 2017

VerifyMe Issues Q3 Update for 2017

“In its corporate update, VerifyMe highlighted the establishment of a five-year contract with HP Indigo, and changes to its top management including the appointment of Patrick White as the company’s new CEO and Keith Goldstein as COO. “ VerifyMe has issued its Q3 update for 2017. While the company saw a net loss for the…

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Sri Lankan Bank Uses Daon’s IdentityX for Authentication on Two New Apps

Sri Lankan Bank Uses Daon’s IdentityX for Authentication on Two New Apps

“…both apps get the same sophisticated capabilities through Daon’s IdentityX platform, allowing users to log in via facial, fingerprint, or voice recognition.” Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication…

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Researchers Warn About Speaker Recognition Systems’ Vulnerability to Impersonators

Researchers Warn About Speaker Recognition Systems’ Vulnerability to Impersonators

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are warning about the vulnerability of voice recognition systems to effective mimics. Their findings are outlined in a new study published in Elsevier entitled, “Acoustical and perceptual study of voice disguise by age modification in speaker verification”. Essentially, the researchers sought to see if they could fool automated…

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Apple Pushes mPayment Platform with Postmates Promotion

Apple Pushes mPayment Platform with Postmates Promotion

Apple is now promoting Apple Pay through a partnership with a delivery service. Postmates Unlimited offers consumers a pretty straightforward proposition: Subscribe to the service for $9.99 a month, and you can get free shipping from participating merchants on any order over $20.00. And now, if new customers sign up using Apple Pay, they can…

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OnePlus Among First to Emulate Face ID with New Smartphone

OnePlus Among First to Emulate Face ID with New Smartphone

“It’s a notable development in the wake of Apple’s new iPhone X, which abandons Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition system in favor of face scanning for device unlocking. “ OnePlus’s newest smartphone features a full-size display and built-in facial recognition. The OnePlus 5T is a new iteration of the OnePlus 5 announced this past summer. But…

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Thomson Reuters Expands Use of Samsung SDS NexSign

Thomson Reuters Expands Use of Samsung SDS NexSign

Thomson Reuters is expanding its use of Samsung SDS Nexsign. The companies first completed a Proof of Concept earlier this year, with Thomson Reuters implementing Samsung’s biometric authentication platform with certain regional online applications. Now, according to a statement from the companies, its use of the technology will expand, bringing NexSign’s capabilities’ “into some of…

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New FIDO Europe Working Group to Focus on PSD2, GDPR, eIDAS Issues

New FIDO Europe Working Group to Focus on PSD2, GDPR, eIDAS Issues

The FIDO Alliance has launched a new Working Group aimed at the Europe market. At its outset, the FIDO Europe Working Group includes twelve organizations: Cartes Bancaires, Daon, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, Gemalto, Infineon, ING, Oesterreichische Staatsdruckerei, TRUXTUN Capital, Vasco Data Security, Verizon, Yubico, and, of course, FIDO co-founder Nok Nok Labs. The group…

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IDEX CEO to Speak at Biometric Banking Seminar in London

IDEX CEO to Speak at Biometric Banking Seminar in London

With excitement over biometric payment cards continuing to build steam, IDEX CEO Hemant Mardia has been invited to speak on the technology at an industry seminar tomorrow. Entitled ‘Biometrics in Banking and Payments’, the seminar has been organized by the European Association of Biometrics. The sold-out event will see participation from a number of major…

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Honda-SoftBank Partnership Adds Fuel to 5G Smart Car Race

Honda-SoftBank Partnership Adds Fuel to 5G Smart Car Race

Honda and Japan-based telecom SoftBank are going to research connected car technologies for the 5G era, the companies have announced. Their work will commence in earnest in April of next year, when SoftBank will establish 5G base stations at Honda R&D’s research facilities in Hokkaido. The aim is to use Honda’s Takasu Proving Ground test…

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CA Technologies Leverages Samsung SDS Nexsign for API Management Security

CA Technologies Leverages Samsung SDS Nexsign for API Management Security

Samsung SDS America has teamed up with CA Technologies to upgrade its Nexsign biometric authentication platform with the latter’s API management solutions. That makes Samsung SDS Nexsign the first biometric authentication system to be available through CA Mobile API Gateway, a solution offering enterprises a central management platform for the administration of mobile API policies.…

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Is Sweat Recognition A Viable Authentication Modality?

Is Sweat Recognition A Viable Authentication Modality?

A University of Albany assistant professor is making the case for a new approach to user authentication on consumer devices based on sweat. In a newly published paper, Jan Halámek argues that skin secretions offer individual amino acid profiles that are unique enough for identification purposes. Paired with additional data such as patterns in sweat levels…

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Chatsworth Products Can Now Leverage Zwipe’s Biometric Smart Cards For Access Control

Chatsworth Products Can Now Leverage Zwipe’s Biometric Smart Cards For Access Control

Chatsworth Products (‘CPI’), a provider of security solutions for IT infrastructure, is integrating Zwipe‘s biometric access control card into its portfolio. The development means that CPI customers will be able to leverage biometric authentication via Zwipe Access cards, enabling authorized individuals to access secure areas with a simple fingerprint scan at a card reader. The…

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Car Sharing to Drive IT Innovation, Biometric Adoption: Fujitsu

Car Sharing to Drive IT Innovation, Biometric Adoption: Fujitsu

The utilization rate of shared cars will jump from five percent this year to over 50 percent by 2030, according to a new forecast from Fujitsu America. According to the firm’s analysis, the trend points to a shift in the car’s value proposition: Over the next several years, consumers will see it less as an…

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Gemalto, Huawei Collaborate On Narrowband IoT Modules with Decade-Long Battery Life

Gemalto, Huawei Collaborate On Narrowband IoT Modules with Decade-Long Battery Life

Gemalto and Huawei have teamed up to develop low-power narrowband IoT modules. Huawei’s work on the project is being conducted through its semiconductor subsidiary, HiSilicon. Huawei is bringing its narrowband IoT chipsets to the table, while Gemalto is taking care of the solutions’ cellular connectivity and digital security aspects. The companies say their solutions could…

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Technological Shift Underway in Fingerprint Biometrics Arena

Technological Shift Underway in Fingerprint Biometrics Arena

Precise Biometrics‘ Q3 report finds the company in the red, but a technological shift is getting underway that should help to bring the company back to profitability next year, suggests Precise Biometrics’ new corporate update. The company’s net sales for the third quarter came in at just under SEK 10.1 million, compared to SEK 22.5…

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