Last week at Mobile ID World we saw innovation in IoT and connected car fintech, while plans continued to be made for this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), and behavioral biometrics rounded out the headlines.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:
Innovation in Connected Car FinTech
Last week Jaguar announced the first in-car payments system that allows drivers to pay for fuel from behind the wheel of their vehicle. The connected car space isn’t just one of innovation though, and as the risk of digital car theft rises from this new and exciting market, it looks like biometrics and two-factor authentication may once again hold they key to a safer future.
Internet of Things
IBM and Visa are collaborating on bringing payments to IoT, we reported last week. Meanwhile, Fujitsu announced a new authentication platform for the Internet of Things based on mobile biometrics, and Gemalto’s eSIM solution was embraced by Com4, a Norwegian IoT/M2M operator.
Smartphones and Biometrics
A new patent granted to Apple had us once again contemplating how and when in-display fingerprint scanning will be coming to the iPhone. Meanwhile, Xaiomi’s Redmi Note 4X was launched featuring Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards technology, the former of which released its year-end 2016 fiscal results last week and offered insight on the near future of smartphone biometrics.
Fingerprint Cards was the latest company to announce its plans for the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. GSMA, the organization that hosts MWC, kept the events talk going as it revealed this year’s Mobile 360 event schedule. Safran Identity & Security, in the meantime, argued for GSMA Mobile Connect as a key component in the digitization of the Latin American economy. Here is how GSMA made headlines last week:
Access control was in the news as we reported on Star India’s deployment of HID Global’s HID Mobile Access solution. On the logical access side of things, Yubico launched its USB-C 2FA security key, yet another FIDO compliant solution entering a market that’s moving away from simple password based security.
BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics tech is coming to the Nuance Security Suite thanks to a newly announced partnership with Nuance Communications. The behavioral modality has been the subject of much enthusiasm this year as multiple reports are framing it as one of the next mainstream biometrics, and as such vendors of the technology are becoming more visible. SecureAuth is one of these companies, and its research helped bolster a pro-strong authentication argument from Nok Nok Labs. Read more below:
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