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Peer-to-Peer mCommerce  is Going Viral Thanks to Venmo

Peer-to-Peer mCommerce is Going Viral Thanks to Venmo

When we talk about mCommerce, usually the assumption that the two parties transacting are either a user and a bank or a customer and a retailer. It makes sense: money is for managing, saving or spending. Now, with innovations in strong mobile authentication, performing those kinds of financial transactions from a smartphone is becoming a…

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Kill Switch Security Coming to Android

Kill Switch Security Coming to Android

When it comes to the kind of cybercrime faced by the average consumer a great amount of emphasis is placed on personal loss. Smartphones are major investments, often only made affordable by long-term commitments to phone plans. Credit card and bank fraud need to be insured against and even in the best case scenario cost…

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New Algorithm From CrucialTec Could Mean Area Sensors For Samsung Phones

New Algorithm From CrucialTec Could Mean Area Sensors For Samsung Phones

On Wednesday, South Korean tech company CrucialTec announced that it has developed a new algorithm, working with its software affiliate CrucialSoft. The algorithm is named Fermion and was developed with small area-type fingerprint sensors in mind. The Korea Herald, frequent source of Samsung news and rumors, reported the announcement this morning. CrucialTec is the current…

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New WebMD iPhone App Uses Biometrics To Improve User Health Habbits

New WebMD iPhone App Uses Biometrics To Improve User Health Habbits

With the advent of consumer wearable technology well underway, users are about to have more ways to measure their vital biometrics than ever before. Both Apple and Samsung have taken recent steps to lay down the groundwork for innovative health applications, and all year Mobile ID World has been reporting on nifty new active-wear devices.…

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Infinity Platform From IdentityX Now Supporting Touch ID Biometrics

Infinity Platform From IdentityX Now Supporting Touch ID Biometrics

Today, IdentityX (an affiliate of Daon) announced a major system update for its Infinity Platform, allowing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor (currently featured on the iPhone 5S) to be used as a security factor. This is an innovation made possible by Apple’s recent decision to open Touch ID to third party developers. Last week at…

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Gemalto Launches Mobile ID Platform, Attacks Password Fatigue

Gemalto Launches Mobile ID Platform, Attacks Password Fatigue

To say that mobile users are simply fatigued by password practices is an understatement. With the dramatic proliferation of online accounts – for everything from online shopping, to banking, to email, to social media – the best password practices have turned from a minor inconvenience to a nearly unconquerable management task. Not only this, but…

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PayPal President David Marcus Stepping Down To Join Facebook

PayPal President David Marcus Stepping Down To Join Facebook

eBay has just announced that David Marcus leaving behind his position as PayPal’s president in order to join the Facebook team. Marcus will be departing as of June 27 and will be leading Facebook’s messaging products. John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay praised Marcus’s work, saying, “As the head of PayPal, David helped make…

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Avaya DevConnect MarketPlace Now Offers SpeechPro Voice Biometrics

Avaya DevConnect MarketPlace Now Offers SpeechPro Voice Biometrics

Today, speech technology developer SpeechPro announced that is has partnered with Avaya in order to offer its VoiceKey platform available through the DevConnect MarketPlace. In order to be made available on Avaya’s Marketplace, SpeechPro had to submit VoiceKey to a rigorous evaluation process. The DevConnect MarketPlace only allows customers access to company certified solutions. Now…

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Small Businesses Concerned About Cyber Security But Aren’t Acting

Small Businesses Concerned About Cyber Security But Aren’t Acting

A new study from CSID shows that despite awareness of a growing threat to cyber security, small businesses seem to be stuck when it comes to taking actions that would keep them safe. Some of the results were shared today in promotion of the company’s upcoming webinar on the topic of how security changes as…

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Rumor: Samsung Wearables With Fingerprint Sensors in 2015

Rumor: Samsung Wearables With Fingerprint Sensors in 2015

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Samsung and Apple are at war and their newest battlefield is made of biometric authentication. Apple introduced Touch ID in September of 2013 and Samsung’s response came this past April, upping the ante with a fingerprint sensor enabled PayPal application. Over the past two weeks, things have…

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MasterCard Financial Inclusion Initiative Driven By mCommerce and Biometric Technology

MasterCard Financial Inclusion Initiative Driven By mCommerce and Biometric Technology

Today, MasterCard – global payment company and member of the FIDO Alliance – released a statement pointing to new technology and public-private partnerships as key drivers in expanding financial inclusion. Many among the technological innovations that MasterCard names are mobile and biometric based payment and banking solutions. Approximately 2.5 billion adults worldwide are without even a bank…

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Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

At yesterday’s WWDC Apple unveiled iOS 8: the operating system that will ship with the next generation of iPad and iPhone devices. The announcement corroborated previous speculative reports that Apple’s biometric fingerprint sensor will be featured on all upcoming non-iPod devices for the year, with the opening of Touch ID to app developers. The ramifications…

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Good Technology Announces Multifactor Authentication Framework

Good Technology Announces Multifactor Authentication Framework

Today secure mobility company Good Technology announced today a Trusted Authentication Framework that will allow developers and independent software vendors across its secured ecosystem to leverage multifactor authentication methods in their apps. Called the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, this framework allows organizations the flexibility to choose whatever authentication is most appropriate for their particular…

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Trustonic and Thundersoft Partner For Next Gen Smartphone Security

Trustonic and Thundersoft Partner For Next Gen Smartphone Security

It has become widely acknowledged that a primary concern for the smartphone market is security. With the two biggest competitors in the consumer market throwing so much energy into mobile biometric technology and the just now being realized potential of secure mCommerce, it’s easy to see the benefits of a secure mobile environment. Today, Trustonic…

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Comexposium Announces Theme For CARTES Secure Connexions 2014

Comexposium Announces Theme For CARTES Secure Connexions 2014

Comexposium, the European event organizer behind the CARTES conferences has recently announced the theme for this years flagship Secure Connexions event in Paris. Now an international event celebrating innovations in digital security, payment, identification and mobility, this November will mark the 29th iteration of CARTES. The theme for this year’s Paris event is Users On…

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Apple Biometrics News: More Touch ID and a New Liveness Patent

Apple Biometrics News: More Touch ID and a New Liveness Patent

The mobile biometric war is entering a heated second stage. The emergence of wearables and vital biometrics, as well as the introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor have kept the conversation over mobile ID strongly focused around smartphones. Two new pieces of Apple speculation are keeping the topic hot. Earlier this week, Apple Insider…

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Samsung Re-Imagines SAMI Platform as Vital Biometric Database

Samsung Re-Imagines SAMI Platform as Vital Biometric Database

No one would blame you for calling Samsung a fitness freak. The recent release of its smartwatch. the Samsung Sear, firmly planted vital biometric sensors in the add-on bundle sections of cell phone contracts. Prior to that, the Korean OEM went out of its way to make sure that even those who don’t adopt the…

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mCommerce Month: The Roundup

mCommerce Month: The Roundup

May was mCommerce Month at Mobile ID World, and in addition to the constant stream of financial identity management industry news, we offered up some on topic interviews and two feature articles. Here is a look back on what we talked about as we talked about mCommerce. Getting Started On the surface, it’s tempting to…

Natural Security Alliance Announces First Member Meeting

Early this morning the Natural Security Alliance – global community dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Natural Security Technology based solutions – announced that its first ever members meeting will be taking place June 5th, 2014 in Paris, France. Along with the announcement came the itinerary for the day long event. An…

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