biometric authentication

BenjiLocks Appear at b8ta Retail Locations

BenjiLocks Appear at b8ta Retail Locations

Hampton Products’ full line of BenjiLock biometric padlocks is now available at select b8ta retail locations in the United States. Shoppers will be able to get a first-hand look at both the original BenjiLock and the TSA-approved Travel version that was released earlier this year. Unlike a more traditional padlock, the biometric BenjiLock can be…

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe has announced that it will be streamlining its operations with a plan that is expected to save the company as much as NOK 40 million (around $4.38 million) every year. The program has already been approved by Zwipe’s Board of Directors, and will be fully executed before the end of November 2019. Any related…

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password, the popular password management app for iOS and Android, is now able to support the new Face Unlock feature on Google’s Pixel 4. After updating their 1Password app to the latest version (7.3.2) users’ can now use Face Unlock to access various apps and services for a biometric security approach. Previous versions of the…

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo has updated its cryptocurrency app to offer support for Ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens and other stablecoin currencies. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have been tethered to a local currency, a precious metal, or some other commodity, which makes them less susceptible to the large price fluctuations that have been associated with other digital assets. According to…

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

The card consolidation platform Curve is now compatible with Samsung Pay. The integration will allow Curve users to link their Samsung Pay account to a debit or credit card from Mastercard or Visa, and gives those users their first entirely mobile payment option. Curve provides its customers with an app and a card that allows…

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp has officially launched its fingerprint unlock utility for Android users. The feature was first introduced in a beta format back in August, but is now available to all WhatsApp users with an Android phone that supports fingerprint recognition. To activate the new feature, WhatsApp users will need to find their way to the Fingerprint…

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google has explained the shift to its ‘Biometric API’ in a new blog post on their Android Developers Blog. With the recent release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, Google has also released Android 10, the newest operating system, and debuted Face Unlock, its newest form of biometric authentication. The 3D facial recognition…

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

Secret Double Octopus Authentication Server Receives FIDO2 Certification

Secret Double Octopus Authentication Server Receives FIDO2 Certification

Secret Double Octopus has announced that its Octopus Authentication Server v4.0 has officially received FIDO2 certification. Secret Double Octopus specializes in passwordless authentication for the enterprise, delivering security solutions that allow companies to leverage biometrics, mobile devices, and FIDO security keys to protect company assets. To that end, the Octopus Authentication Server allows employees to…

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi has announced a new partnership with POMS Corporation, allowing POMSnet users to take advantage of the Nymi solution for authentication and e-signing in POMSnet Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Toronto-based Nymi has seen rapid growth in the popularity of its Nymi Band in the pharmaceutical industry since securing $15 million in series-B funding in 2017. The…

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems has announced the launch of improved security for its Hearsay Relate app in the form of a multimodal approach featuring biometric and PIN-based authorization. Hearsay Systems is a provider of business solutions for financial services organizations through its various products and services, including Hearsay Cloud, Hearsay Social, and the Hearsay Relate app. Agents…

Voice Authentication Specialist Selected for Dreamit Accelerator

Voice Authentication Specialist Selected for Dreamit Accelerator

The Omaha-based voice biometrics specialist V2verify has revealed that it will be a member of Dreamit’s Fall 2019 SecureTech Cohort. The Dreamit accelerator has already backed more than 320 startups, and was set up to assist companies that are working to solve tech problems in a range of different industries. The incoming SecureTech Cohort will…

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

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