Access Control

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

Biometric technology is playing an increasingly important role in the global access control market, which is on track to reach $10.4 billion by 2020. Driven by a need for increased security due to concerns of crime and terrorism, biometrics fit the bill when it comes to locking down critical areas. At the same time, new…

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

Online identity security specialist Yubico has announced that its U2F-compliant devices are now compatible with Google Drive for Work. U2F Security Key, YubiKey Edge, and YubiKey NEO can all now be used for two-factor authentication with the Google Drive for Work Admin console. It’s good news for IT administrators, who will now be able to…

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo readers have been approved for use with Pascal, a medical prescription tool used in Sweden’s healthcare system. Swedish healthcare professionals will now be able to use their SITHS-cards to log in to the system through their iPhones and iPads. The company’s Tactivo readers are essentially casings for iPhones and iPads that can…

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

AirWatch to Integrate GlobalSign’s Digital Certificate Tech

AirWatch to Integrate GlobalSign’s Digital Certificate Tech

GlobalSign, a company specializing in digital certificates and related online identity services, has announced that its technology will be integrated into VMware’s AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. More specifically, AirWatch will work with GlobalSign’s Managed PKI solution, allowing for a more streamlined management system for the issuing of digital certificates. The integration will support…

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics Tech Bolsters Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics has announced a strategic partnership with Groupo Haganá that will see its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology implemented by the Brazilian security firm. The partnership primarily involves the development and deployment of SIGAH Mobile and SIGAH Fixed solutions to better equip Haganá’s security infrastructure on an operating level. São Paulo is the site…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

Hitachi ID Systems Introduces Mobile Access to IAM System

Hitachi ID Systems Introduces Mobile Access to IAM System

Hitachi ID Systems has announced the release of a new version of its Identity and Access Management Suite. Version 9.0 will now offer mobile access via iOS and Android platforms. The Identity and Access Management Suite is essentially a mediator between users and corporate networks, with this new version improving the user’s ability to automate…

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

Digital Insights Helps Credit Union Pioneer Smartwatch Banking

NCR subsidiary Digital Insight has developed a Wright-Patt Credit Union app that is compatible with Android smartwatches. The app uses biometric authentication to let users access their financial services on Android Wear devices. The new app automatically syncs to the user’s Android Wear devices. After that, logging on the smartwatch is done via voice command.…

Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

An up-and-coming radiologist is developing an online cardiac CT training tool using Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD system. In a blog post on the company’s website, Randy Rountree describes the new tool, called RadIQ and developed by Chris Maroules, a senior resident in the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine’s radiology program. Maroules is leveraging ResolutionMD’s…

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

A Samsung mobile phone is now available for only £3, according to a Yahoo! News article by Rob Waugh. The thing is, it’s just a flip phone. The Samsung E1270, currently on sale through Rakuten, is not a smartphone. It is, in the parlance of millennials, a dumbphone. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have a…

Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple is rolling out the red carpet for its gold Apple Watch customers, reports Joshua Barrie in a Business Insider article. The company will be elaborately pampering those individuals who are interested in buying the luxury version of its smartwatch, which could cost as much as $17,000 USD. The company has set up a special…

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

News Roundup: The Internet of Things Is Changing Identity

This week at Mobile ID World, in the featured articles section, we took a look at how the recent focus on expanding the Internet of Things (IoT, M2M) has been changing the identity conversation. The industry news was appropriately themed in this manner, with IoT and connected cars dominating the discourse this week. Fingerprint news…

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology is about to see a number of integrations into mobile products. The company’s iris-scanning technology has been licensed to Samsung and will initially appear in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet before finding other integrations. According to SRI, the product will be introduced in the SIA…

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Uses Nok Nok Labs’ Biometric Tech to Replace Physicians’ Passwords

MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. has announced plans to implement a biometric authentication system in its platform. The US-based pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company will use Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to secure its Physician Access Portal with FIDO-ready fingerprint authentication. MedImpact’s Physician Access Portal essentially provides medical practitioners with an easy-to-use digital means of…

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

Taiwan-based Egis Technology Inc. (EgisTec) has teamed up with Acer to bring biometric fingerprint sensor technology to Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud ecosystem. EgisTec’s YuKey SmartBand will provide the means by which users will authenticate to access Acer’s BYOC. Recently showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the YuKey SmartBand is, of course, a wearable…

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