News Roundup: The MasterPrint Hypothesis

Last week at Mobile ID World fingerprints dominated the news with new biometric sensor integrations on smartphones, an exciting new patent, and corroboration of the disruptive ‘MasterPrint’ hypothesis. Mobile payments made the news too, along with connected cars, and access control solutions.

Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:

Fingerprint Integration

News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisFingerprint Cards marked a milestone last week, announcing its first sensor integration on a handset from an Indian OEM. The fingerprint sensor manufacturer also announced a new integration with QiKU, bringing its technology to the low-cost end of the smartphone spectrum. Meanwhile, Precise Biometrics announced a new integration of its software via its licensing agreement with Silead. Read more at the links below:

FPC Gets First Indian Smartphone Integration

FPC Targets Low-Cost End of Mobile Spectrum with QiKU-Spreadtrum Integration

Silead Produces Another Smartphone Integration for Precise Biometrics

Fingerprint Future

News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisThe fingerprint news went beyond mobile deployments last week, with university researchers announcing that they have successfully tested the ‘MasterPrint’ hypothesis, finding results that underline the importance of liveness detection now that consumer grade biometrics are becoming ubiquitous. Two stories also had us talking about in-display fingerprint scanning on future smartphones. A new report gave insight into struggles Apple is allegedly having integrating its Touch ID access solution into the screen of the upcoming iPhone 8. On a more positive note, fingerprint biometrics company CrucialTec won a patent for its own in-display solution: a transparent fingerprint sensor.

CrucialTec Wins Patent for In-Display Sensor Solution

In-Display Touch ID a High Hurdle in iPhone 8 Development: Report

Researchers Build ‘MasterPrints’ To Spoof Past Mobile Fingerprint Security


News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisThe numbers were in last week on the Samsung Galaxy S8’s pre-order success. The multimodal biometric flagship smartphone is performing better than expected, which is good news for Samsung, which is rebounding from the Galaxy Note7 recall of 2016. Samsung’s smartwatch received an update last week too, and an executive from the company was elected as the president of the Car Connectivity Consortium.

Samsung Reports Better Than Expected Pre-orders for Galaxy S8

Gear S3 Smartwatch Software Update Refines Fitness Tracking, ‘Find My Gear’ Features

Samsung Exec Elected to Lead Smart Car Consortium


News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisNew reports suggest that the long awaited LG Pay mobile wallet is heading to the LG G6 smartphone in June, along side a facial recantation enabling update. Meanwhile, new research from Juniper predicts significant growth from the big three mPayment platforms: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay.

LG to Enable G6 Facial Recognition Along with mPayment Platform: Report

Apple Pay to Lead Significant mPayment Growth: Report

Connected World

News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisA new Creators Update for Windows 10 will allow for Microsoft’s voice controlled Cortana AI to be used for contactless device setup, we reported last week. Meanwhile, the Secure Technology Alliance published a white paper calling for greater security in the increasingly prolific and vulnerable Internet of Things. Here are the latest updates on IoT and connected innovation: 

White Paper Details Need for eSE, eSIM Security in IoT

Microsoft Puts Cortana at the Very Start of Device Interaction

Better Security

News Roundup: The MasterPrint HypothesisNok Nok Labs has partnered with Persistent Systems, aiming to reduce friction while authenticating on mobile apps, the companies announced last week. We also reported on HID Global’s win at the SIA New Product Showcase Awards held during the recent ISC West conference and exhibition, and we took a look at SensibleVision’s new facial recognition solution that features built-in liveness detection.

Nok Nok Labs, Persistent Systems Collaborate on Easy Authentication for Apps

HID Global Celebrates Win in SIA’s New Product Showcase Competition

SensibleVision Adds Extra Security to Facial Recognition


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