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Natural Security Pushes for Biometric Mobile Authentication Standards, Starts An Alliance

On Wednesday, Natural Security announced the launch of the Natural Security Alliance, an organization that the company is calling “the world’s first open alliance dedicated to secure transactions based on wireless and biometrics.” The Natural Security Alliance is open and welcomes any organization or company in support of the development of a mobile and wireless…

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Invisibility: The Place of Voice Biometrics In the Mobile Landscape

Invisibility: The Place of Voice Biometrics In the Mobile Landscape

During the question and answer period of yesterday’s webinar titled “The Mobile Biometrics Market Landscape” (presented by findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill and Acuity Market Intelligence’s Maxine Most), an audience member asked about the place of voice biometrics in the industry model that Maxine had proposed. Her answer addressed the concerns of vendors who might be…

BIO-key Teams Up With Advanced Micro Devices To Provide Better BYOD and Online Transactions

Convenience is key in the coming wave of biometric technologies, and this is doubly true when talking about mobile authentication. Super-efficient BYOD business and easy online transactions are the rewards for those who embrace and adopt stronger-than-password authentication, but a big obstacle in achieving this kind of ideal situation lies in finding an end to-end-solution…

BIO-key International Completes $3.7 Million Private Placement, Has Mobile Biometrics Boom To Thank

Ever since the iPhone 5S hit shelves in September, sporting its fancy Touch ID fingerprint sensor, fingerprint biometrics companies have been on the receiving end of a ton of attention. Sensors on smartphones stand to break down barriers faced in enacting BYOD policies, online payment protection and even physical access to limited areas. BIO-key International is…

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Groupon Moves On Mobility, Devices As Tokens and SecureKey’s Solution For Faster Deployment – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Nov. 4-8

Groupon Moves On Mobility, Devices As Tokens and SecureKey’s Solution For Faster Deployment – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Nov. 4-8

Last week served as a wonderful reminder of how versatile the mobile identity market truly is, and this week only bolstered that stance. Mobility is a paradigm that penetrates all areas of our lives, whether it’s at work (BYOD, security tokens and smart cards), at home (multi-screen entertainment, gaming, working from home), or out in…

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mCommerce: Mobility Behind Groupon’s Decision to Acquire Ticket Monster

mCommerce: Mobility Behind Groupon’s Decision to Acquire Ticket Monster

Mobile commerce (mCommerce) is a large container that holds a number of innovations, solutions, paradigms and technologies. At Money2020 in Las Vegas this past October it was more apparent than ever: experts converged to discuss everything from new ideas in location-based marketing that arise from 21st century mobility, to when most Americans will be paying…

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Device as Token: The Delicate Balance Of Security Versus Convenience

Device as Token: The Delicate Balance Of Security Versus Convenience

When it comes to adding payment protection in the constantly developing world of commerce there is a balancing act that needs to be performed. One of the reasons that passwords and PINs are being replaced with stronger methods of authentication goes beyond the simple idea of providing better protection, and that is the concept of…

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Elephant Talk Announces Preliminary Q3 2013 Financial Results

Elephant Talk Announces Preliminary Q3 2013 Financial Results

Telecommunications analysis and security solutions provider Elephant Talk, a company among whose offerings you will find cloud-based fraud prevention, has reported the preliminary results of its third fiscal quarter for this year and the company is pointing a finger at its mobile offerings as the improvement. Elephant Talk’s mobile and security solutions revenue increased 12…

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FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

This week served as a great reminder of how versatile the mobile identity industry is. Definitions of both mobility and authentication are very flexible when we look at this exciting area of technology and this is a byproduct of the number of interested parties involved in driving new ideas forward and a consumer world that…

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mCommerce: NXT-ID Submits Patent Application For Mobile Wallet Tech

mCommerce: NXT-ID Submits Patent Application For Mobile Wallet Tech

Recently, NXT-ID, a biometrics company with its eye on the mobile commerce market, announced that it has submitted a patent application for technology described as a “Method for replacing traditional payment and identity management systems and components to provide additional security and a device implementing said method.” According to NXT-ID, this patent forms the foundation…

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Fingerprint Cards in Japan: Four Smartphones and Two Tablet PCs Launched by Fujitsu, All Feature Sensors

Fingerprint Cards in Japan: Four Smartphones and Two Tablet PCs Launched by Fujitsu, All Feature Sensors

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC)’s swipe sensor technology has been making its way onto Asian mobile devices quite a bit recently, with smartphones and phablets in Korea, China and Japan featuring the technology as a biometric security solution. Today the number of FPC sensors on available devices shot up considerably with Fujitsu launching four smartphones and…

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Trustonic Launches  ‹t-base-300 To Simplify Security on Connected Devices

Trustonic Launches ‹t-base-300 To Simplify Security on Connected Devices

It is because of the proliferation of constantly connected devices that the world is now on the verge of a number of revolutions in personal technology. Physical payments by smartphone, location based marketing and even connected cars are all almost realities and we have widespread connectivity and increased levels of personal security to thank for…

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FIDO Alliance Sparks Momentum – Boasts Over 50 Members in Eight Months

FIDO Alliance Sparks Momentum – Boasts Over 50 Members in Eight Months

The Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance announced today that since its founding in February 2013, is has more than octupled in size. Starting as an organization comprised of six members dedicated to replacing passwords with universal strong authentication driven by standards based open specifications, FIDO now has a membership of over 50 from around the…

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Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

“In an age of required vigilance and preparedness, homeland security, first responders, and law enforcement personnel have an ever-increasing need to operate real-time in dynamic environments with maximum efficiency.” This is Cross Match Technology senior vice president of marketing John Hinmon, speaking to the need  for mobility that the company provides solutions to. Mobile authentication…

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OBJE Acquires Novalon Games In Pursuit of Mobile Biometric Entertainment Boom

OBJE Acquires Novalon Games In Pursuit of Mobile Biometric Entertainment Boom

OBJE announced today that it has fully acquired Novalon Games: a game development portal responsible for the mobile games Phantasmic  and  Creature Cavern. Novalon Games began last year as a joint venture between OBJE and Source Street, LLC., but the former has become full owner in its aggressive posturing as it takes aim at what…

Pantech Android Phablet Launched in Korea Featuring FPC Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced today that Pantech has launched a new phablet, the Vega Secret Note, that features the Swedish manufacturer’s fingerprint sensors. The new device will be appearing in Korean stores over the next month. Pantech already has a fingerprint sporting mobile available in Korea: the Vega LTE A smartphone which, launched in…

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