News Roundup: The Post-Password Future

Last week at Mobile ID World we saw big developments from all three of the major competing mobile wallets while fingerprints and post-password ideas rounded out the headlines.

Here is a look back on the top stories in mobile identity management from the week that was:


News Roundup: The Post-Password Future

In the fingerprint-centric news last week we saw Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) both finding their tech on the latest smartphone from ZTE: the Axon Max. Precise also saw its software included on a new, as yet unnamed device through its partnership with Silead. Goodix, for its contribution to the headlines, outlined its plans to grow in 2016, while we saw a new report on the booming fingerprint sensor market. All of that and more had us talking about fingerprints all through the second week of December:

ZTE Axon Max Offers FPC/Precise Biometrics Scanning

Silead Partnership Brings Precise BioMatch Mobile to New Device

Report: Fingerprint Sensor Market to Hit $20B by 2022

Goodix CEO Outlines Plans for Growth in 2016

New USB Key Brings Biometric Security to Password Management

Mobile Wallets and Financial Services

News Roundup: The Post-Password FutureMobile wallets have been a competitive space in mobile ID all year and they continue to be as we enter the last half of December. Apple Pay announced its China launch via UnionPay, Android entered Australia, and Samsung scored the support of 19 more US card issuers. Meanwhile, Apple continued to pick up supporting banks, with Avidia joining the fold.

Outside of the wallet wars, we reported on a new IdentityX powered authentication technology that’s coming to Atom Bank

Apple, UnionPay Announce 2016 Launch of Apple Pay

Android Pay Wins Over Australian Banks

Android Pay Enables In-App Purchasing

Samsung Pay Announces Support of 19 Additional US Card Issuers

Avidia Bank Announces Apple Pay Support

IdentityX Security Coming to Atom Bank

Internet of Things and Wearables

News Roundup: The Post-Password FutureValencell announced BioPack last week, a pre-packaged system aimed at wearables developers which includes its PerformTek  solution. Meanwhile, in Internet of Things news, we got our first look at a new UK consortium, composed of public and private parties, dedicated to IoT innovation.

Here’s how wearables and IoT made the news last week:

Public-Private Consortium Selected for £10M IoT Project

Valencell Announces Prepackaged System for Wearables Developers

Vertical Momentum

As the year approaches its end, we are seeing the vertical markets make more regular headlines. Last week we reported on the importance of the MorphoTablet in Egyptian elections, as well as Morpho’s new contract with mobile network operator Airtel to offer customer onboarding services and tech.

Egypt’s Elections Rely on MorphoTablet

Fujitsu Points to Rising Automation in Retail

Morpho Signs Onboarding Contract with Airtel

The Post-Password Future

News Roundup: The Post-Password FutureConstellation Research has issued an update on the FIDO Alliance, singing the group’s praises as an authentication industry consortium. A new report from SecureAuth shows that businesses are on the post-password train, with cybersecurity spending on the upswing, and we saw Mitek offering its predictions for mobile authentication in 2016. Morpho (Safran) made the news here too, with the announcement that it is leading a cross-sector coalition that aims to improve mobile security in Norway.

Mitek Predicts Improvements in Mobile Authentication for 2016

Businesses Spending More on Cybersecurity, Experts Move ‘Beyond Passwords’

Constellation Research Lauds FIDO Alliance Progress

Morpho Leads Coalition To Improve Mobile Security in Norway

Retina, Face, Vital

News Roundup: The Post-Password FutureRounding out the week we had posts about various biometric modalities. Tobii Tech announced its support of Windows Hello facial recognition while rumors sprung up about retina scanning on upcoming Samsung phones. Vital biometrics made headlines too with a new report on opportunities in remote care.

Tobii Tech Platforms Support Windows Hello

Galaxy S7 Could Feature Retina Scanner

‘An Opportune Time’ for Remote Patient Monitoring Market: Report


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