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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…

Ingresoll Rand Technologies To Launch Smartphone-as-Credential Technology

Bring your own device (BYOD) is quickly beginning to posture itself not only as an efficiency tool for businesses of all sizes – especially now that mobile device management solutions and smartphone biometrics are becoming more and more prolific – but also showing potential in a physical access control capacity. Last week Suprema’s US operating…

Mobile Identity is the Talk of Tampa – Mobile ID World Roundup: September 16-20

Following in the turbulent aftermath of Apple’s iPhone 5S announcement – which brought with it the Touch ID and a hurricane of discussion – the authentication, verification and authorization markets turned their collective gaze on Tampa, Florida, this week as the Biometric Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC) – and the widely talked about Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility…

Finger Q Launched in Asia, Brings Mobile Fingerprint ID To Android

On Monday Android users in Asia got a quick fix for their fingerprint sensor craving that resulted from last weeks still very talked about Apple Touch ID announcement in the form of FingerQ from World Wide Touch Technology (WWTT). Available in sleeve or key form and operating via micro-USB connection, Finger Q products are mounted…

Smartphone Finger Identification Courtesy of Entertech Systems To Combine Biometrics, Mobility and NFC

Suprema’s US operating partner Entertech Systems announced yesterday that it is committed to include its biometric finger identification solutions on smartphones once NFC technology completes its early testing phase and starts to find itself integrated into mobile devices. By promising to extend its BioConnect application – which allows Suprema readers to interface and integrate with…

SEEK Avenger To Be Demonstrated By Cross Match Technologies at the BCC

Tomorrow marks the start of the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC), and that means that industry professionals from around the world are congregating Tampa in order to show off their offerings in the field of biometrics, which now that Apple has entered the fingerprint scanning arena,is quickly becoming synonymous with mobile identity. It’s not all…

Secure Gamer Identity – New Three Factor Mobile ID Security Provisional Patent Filed By LaserLock

Identity authentication solutions provider LaserLock Technologies has filed a provisional patent for a consumer grade multi-factor security system that offers password-less protection of online accounts through a user’s smartphone or tablet. The patent is titled “System For Correlation of Independent Authentication Mechanisms” and according to LaserLock will have specially potent applications in the world of…

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