Biometric cards, mobile access, and on-road facial recognition are some of the topics covered in this week’s roundup of the top Mobile ID World stories. We also discuss the threat of phishing and the limitations of password-based security.
In our first story, HID Global is outfitting a commercial tower in Mexico City with its HID Mobile Access solution. The deployment will allow people to enter the building with a credential stored on their mobile phone, and includes smart card capabilities:
HID Global Provides Mobile Access for Commercial Tower in Mexico City
In other news, Trend Micro is warning that many organizations are not prepared to deal with ransomware and phishing attacks. The report is based on a survey of US cybersecurity professionals, most of whom indicated that their organization had not yet created a secure remote work environment:
Many Organizations Are Not Prepared for Phishing, Ransomware Attacks: Report
While on the subject of cybersecurity, Incognia has released a report that shows financial institutions exactly how much time they are losing as a result of password reset requests. The company encouraged businesses to ditch passwords in favor of more secure forms of authentication, noting that passwords and SMS codes are more vulnerable than biometrics:
Incognia Urges Financial Industry to Move Away from Passwords and SMS Authentication
On the automotive front, Jeep has confirmed that it is working on several features that would make use of facial recognition. The technology could appear in future 4xe vehicles, where it could be integrated into the activation system for the drivetrain to ensure that only registered drivers would be able to start the vehicle:
Jeep Explores Facial Recognition for Next Gen 4xe Vehicles
Finally, Zwipe is celebrating a major milestone as it moves toward the commercialization of biometric payment cards. The company signed several new partnerships in the APAC region in the first half of 2021, and is now preparing to move forward with several pilots with its Pay ONE authentication solution that should clear the way for widespread certification:
Zwipe Pay ONE Has Passed Major Milestones and Risks En Route to Commercialization: CEO
Keep reading Mobile ID World to learn more about the latest mobile technology developments. You can also visit our sibling site FindBiometrics to read the latest from the realm of biometrics.