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High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

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Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

“In his new position with TypingDNA, Freeman will be based in the company’s US office, and will focus on building its presence in the American market.” As it seeks to expand, Romania-based behavioral biometrics startup TypingDNA has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales. The new VP, Terry Freeman, comes to the…

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BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

BioCatch Gives Insight into Latin America’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Jorge Aguilar Perez shared some insights on the cybersecurity market in Latin America with a quick Q&A on BioCatch’s blog. Perez is the BioCatch Sales Director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and explained that the region’s high rates of mobile penetration and mobile payments coupled with weak digital infrastructure make many Latin American…

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IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

“The device can operate wirelessly, with support for 4G/LTE connectivity, and it can operate despite dust, dirt, and strong sunlight.” IDEMIA has launched a new mobile fingerprint identification solution that could prove to be an invaluable aid for law enforcement authorities. Called RapID X1, the handheld device boasts of an FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

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Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

“Now, since it holds over 95 percent of Gemalto’s shares, Thales has been following through on its statutory obligation to buy out the remaining shares in order to attain a 100 percent shareholding.” Just a little over 97 percent of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to Thales‘ acquisition offer, the companies have announced. It’s…

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Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm is teaming up with Vivo and Tencent (both Tencent Honor of Kings and the Tencent AI Lab) to bring better gaming experiences to mobile devices. The four parties will collaborate on “Project Imagination,” which will leverage the 4th Generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to drive on-device AI innovation. As it relates to gaming, the…

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Biometrics Market to Hit $59.31 Billion by 2025: Report

Biometrics Market to Hit $59.31 Billion by 2025: Report

The demand for biometric technology will continue to grow, according to a new report from Grand View Research. The company’s latest analysis predicts that the biometric technology market will hit $59.31 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 19.5 percent during the 2018-2025 forecast period. The overall pattern is in keeping with similar reports from…

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SIC Biometrics’ New Handheld Live Scan Device Could be a Boon for Law Enforcement and Finance

SIC Biometrics’ New Handheld Live Scan Device Could be a Boon for Law Enforcement and Finance

A new biometric handheld device from SIC Biometrics could prove to be a powerful tool in law enforcement, banking, and other application areas. Called the IdentiFI-50, it’s billed as the world’s first Live Scan FAP 50 devices that support communications over Wi-Fi. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, and it’s rugged, with…

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Suprema RealScan Fingerprint Readers Are Now Android Compatible

Suprema RealScan Fingerprint Readers Are Now Android Compatible

Suprema‘s RealScan-D and RealScan-G10 fingerprint readers are now compatible with the Android operating system, the company has announced. The development enhances the mobility of Suprema’s fingerprint reader solutions, which previously required laptops or PCs for operation. Announced last spring, the RealScan-D is a dual finger enrollment scanner. The RealScan-G10, meanwhile, is a rugged 10-print enrollment…

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Portugal’s NOS Gets a Boost from IDEMIA’s eSIM Tech

Portugal’s NOS Gets a Boost from IDEMIA’s eSIM Tech

IDEMIA has found another customer for its eSIM management platform. The company has announced that Portugal’s NOS Comunicaçöes will be integrating IDEMIA’s eSIM tech into its portfolio, with a contract that includes a subscription manager, professional services, and a three-year support and maintenance period to facilitate the transition.  “NOS is proud to be the first…

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Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Huami has upgraded the Amazfit Verge smartwatch with the full integration of Amazon Alexa. Users of the wearable device will now be able to talk to the hand to get news, sports, and weather updates, and to perform a slew of basic clerical functions.  “Alexa has become a natural part of our daily routines in…

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Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti’s Biometric Tech Helps to Facilitate UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale

Yoti is further illustrating the versatility of its digital identity platform with the news that the UK government’s housing department has used it in a trial of blockchain-based home sale. Part of Her Majesty’s Land Registry’s ‘Digital Street’ R&D program, the blockchain home sale was facilitated in partnership with Yoti, Premier Property Lawyers, Barclays, ShieldPay,…

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HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global is teaming up with Device Authority to make it easier for enterprises to secure and manage a large number of IoT devices. The new partnership will blend Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform with HID Global’s award-winning IdenTrust digital certificate solution. IdenTrust creates identity-based digital certificates that an be used to secure any device connected…

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New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

New BeamU Biometric Smart Card Features FPC’s T-Shape Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used to secure a new biometric smart card from the startup BeamU. BeamU’s eponymous card, which has already gone well past its $5,000 fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign launched in April, has many functions. At its core, it’s a kind of biometric key, storing user credentials and allowing them…

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Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

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Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe Launches JavaCard OS for Biometric Payment Apps

Zwipe has released a new JavaCard operating system to facilitate mobile payments. The proprietary OS is compatible with existing payment apps and integrates Zwipe’s ultra-low power biometric engine. The solution will give Zwipe more flexibility in the biometric payment card market, where Java is one of the two major operating systems. The other is Multos,…

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Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Mobylabs Biometric Key Fob Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has found another application for its fingerprint technology. The company has announced a new team-up with Mobylabs, a UK-based payment specialist that will be using a Fingerprints touch sensor in its new contactless key fob platform. The new key fob is called the AIRTAG Sense, and it allows the user to store another…

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‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

“While a notification for Samsung users framed it as an ‘urgent new software update’, it didn’t go into detail about what exactly the patch would do beyond a cryptic note reading ‘Biometrics security patch – Fingerprints’.” Samsung has significantly upgraded the fingerprint scanning software of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, and its plus-sized sibling,…

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