This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories features a diverse mix of topics, from biometric tablets to sensor-laden activewear. Even NFT-related technology makes an appearance.
The most popular article of the week, though, focused on passwords and their flaws. In particular, the feature delved into password use among children and ideas on how to push kids toward more secure post-password solutions, with FIDO Alliance Executive Director Andrew Shikiar weighing in with commentary of his own that focuses on the advantages of biometric technology on mobile devices:
How Biometric Tech Can Save Kids From Password Perils
Speaking of mobile biometrics, Zebra Technologies got some attention this week for its launch of the ET80 and ET85 devices, but they’re definitely not for kids. These rugged tablets are designed for use in the field, and each feature a fingerprint sensor as well as facial recognition capabilities:
Zebra Unveils New Rugged Tablets With Wi-Fi 6E and 5G Capabilities
In the world of biometric wearables, the prominent Boston-based startup WHOOP made some news with a recent virtual event in which it announced that it would expand into fitness-tracking activewear. In addition to its flagship biometric wristband, the company plans to offer biometric sports bras, compression tops, shorts, and leggings:
WHOOP Unveils Biometric Clothing Line
On the top of NFTs, meanwhile, WISeKey has announced an update to its WISe.ART NFT platform, emphasizing its support for digital signatures for NFT transactions through the use of digital identity and Public Key Infrastructure technologies:
WISeKey Eyes In-app NFT Market With WISe.ART Update
And finally, BlackBerry was back in the spotlight thanks to an update to its BlackBerry Endpoint Manager, which is designed to protect enterprise networks both on-premises and in the cloud. The solution has been upgraded to provide better support for the Microsoft 365 platform:
BlackBerry Updates Unified Endpoint Manager to Provide Better Cloud Security for Microsoft 365
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