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No Touching: Fingerprint Cards Not Acquired By Samsung – Trade Suspended, Legal Action To be Taken

Earlier this morning press releases were distributed promoting the false information that Korean technology and mobile giant Samsung had purchased Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) for $65 million are being called bogus by both parties. Though said errant documents stayed available online for some time after the corrections started to distribute, all copies of the initial…

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Money2020: Tyfone’s Connected Smart Card Technology Piloted by CoVantage

Money2020: Tyfone’s Connected Smart Card Technology Piloted by CoVantage

This week’s major emerging financial industry event, Money2020, is officially over until next year. During the event, one of the many innovative mobile financial solutions on display was the Connected Smart Card (CSC): a payment security solution from Tyfone. CSC is currently being piloted by CoVantage Credit Union to provide additional security to customer passwords…

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SecureKey Completes Transfer Of Its Hardware Security Token Group

SecureKey Completes Transfer Of Its Hardware Security Token Group

Toronto based identity networks provider SecureKey has announced that it has fully divested its hardware security token group. SecureKey has transferred all of its hardware patents and its engineering team to Kili Technology Corporation: a new company founded by SecureKey chairman Greg Wolfond that will be lead by the original company’s former vice president of…

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Money2020: Voice Biometrics Protecting Mobile Wallets Thanks to ValidSoft

Money2020: Voice Biometrics Protecting Mobile Wallets Thanks to ValidSoft

Why wait for your phone of choice to feature a fingerprint sensor before you start biometrically protecting your smartphone? Fingerprint sensors might be blazing the way for mainstream adoption of biometric authentication and with it mCommerce, but that doesn’t mean that the tips of your fingers are the only option. Many biometric solutions can be…

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Precise Biometrics Algorithm Featured on a Smartphone in Asia

Precise Biometrics Algorithm Featured on a Smartphone in Asia

It was only a matter of time before Precise Biometrics found its fingerprint algorithm on a smartphone, and it has finally happened. This past summer, when rumors began to gain heat around the possibility of fingerprint biometric sensors on a then only speculated iPhone 5S, Precise Biometrics found itself on the receiving end of a…

mCommerce Gains Popularity, Fingerprint Cards Gains Wireless Patents, and FIDO Gains a Member – Industry News Roundup: Sept 30 – Oct 4

This week in mobile identity was all about payment protection. This should come as no surprise with Tuesday’s news that Android devices will be sporting built-in fingerprint sensors in six months. The ETA comes courtesy of USA Today, who in an interview with FIDO President Michael Barrett got that nifty tidbit of information while reporting…

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Paying With Your Phone – Trend Expert Puts mCommerce Under The Spotlight

Paying With Your Phone – Trend Expert Puts mCommerce Under The Spotlight

Mass mobile commerce is becoming a reality very quickly. Touch ID put the idea in the head of the mainstream consumer, with rumors that the biometric solution might be leading to an Apple payment solution protected by fingerprints, and now – six months away from Android users being able to unlock their phones with the…

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BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

USA Today has just reported that MasterCard is joining the authentication standards focused organization: the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance. This will mark the first major payment network to join the FIDO, signalling momentum in the area of strong zero-password authentication for online payment protection. Yesterday in an unrelated piece about identity standards, Michael Barrett, president…

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Over 100 Wireless Patents Picked Up By Fingerprint Cards

Over 100 Wireless Patents Picked Up By Fingerprint Cards

Few companies can claim to have benefited more from the mainstreaming of fingerprint biometrics that is being heralded in by Apple’s iPhone 5S and its Touch ID feature than Swedish sensor manufacturer Fingerprint Cards (FPC). In the wake of even just the rumor of an Apple endorsed biometric lock back in July, FPC’s stock received…

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Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Mobility is continuing to find footholds in interesting ways thanks to BYOD and near field communications (NFC) this week, with continued promises of smartphone-as-credential technology. Last week it was Suprema operating partner Entertec, this week is was Ingersoll Rand working closely with Iris ID (formerly LG Iris). On Monday Ingersoll Rand announced aptiQmobile, a cloud…

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Invisible Authentication Factors For Use in mCommerce

Invisible Authentication Factors For Use in mCommerce

Spending money should be two things: easy and secure. The more friction that exists between a customer and the end of her transaction, the more reasons she has to look for another solution to her problem, or to reconsider purchasing all together. At the same time, as easy as payment or financial transfer should be,…

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Biometric BYOD Deployment From SutiSoft

Biometric BYOD Deployment From SutiSoft

Thanks to Apple’s Touch ID for iPhone 5S and the resulting press surrounding it, mobility and biometrics are entering a period of renewed interest now that the maker of Mac has given their complicated relationship a shot in the arm. Fingerprint Cards AB went on record with exactly how rejuvenated it thinks this relationship has…

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