biometric authentication

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Bitcoin IRA Joins Biometric Security Trend with Face-based Authentication

Bitcoin IRA Joins Biometric Security Trend with Face-based Authentication

“In implementing biometric security based on facial recognition, Bitcoin IRA joins a growing trend in the cryptocurrency space, with players like the Paxful marketplace and the ZenGo cryptocurrency wallet also having recently embraced face-based authentication.” Bitcoin IRA, a platform designed specifically to allow individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin cryptocurrency through their Individual Retirement Account…

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Google Security Researchers Detail Major Attack Against iPhone Users

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub, one of the world’s largest software development platforms, has now enabled support for the WebAuthn authentication standard. The move means that GitHub users will now be able to authenticate directly through the web browsers supporting it, including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and iOS Brave. And the authentication process itself can…

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess IoT Platform Secured by ImageWare Biometrics

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess IoT Platform Secured by ImageWare Biometrics

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of the recently released 2.19.221 beta version of the Android platform, and allows users to configure their WhatsApp settings to require a fingerprint scan to open to the app on compatible smartphones. Even with the feature enabled,…

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

“ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords…” The enterprise IT specialist (and Zoho subsidiary) ManageEngine has upgraded its ADSelfService Plus platform to offer support for two factor authentication (2FA) on macOS computers. The solution can be configured based on…

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

Computop has released a new biometric authentication platform that will allow online retailers to provide two-factor authentication and streamline the payments process on mobile devices. Computop is a payment processing company, while the Biometrics by Computop platform is compliant with the latest PSD2 standards. According to Computop, the new platform will allow online retailers to…

Jumio Posts Record Q2 Results

“Our focus on verification accuracy, speed and innovation is helping us meet the needs of modern enterprises who need a reliable means of proving that someone is who they claim to be online.” Jumio is celebrating the largest sales quarter in the company’s history after sales jumped 45 percent over the same quarter one year…

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

The blockchain specialist tZERO has released the Android version of its tZERO Crypto App, a digital wallet that allows cryptocurrency investors to buy, sell, and store different assets on their mobile phone instead of an account on a third-party exchange platform. The iOS version of the app was released on June 27th. For the moment,…

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

IdentityX Biometric Onboarding Solution Gets an Upgrade

“IdentityX clients can customize the platform to meet their own needs. Most notably, that means that they can automatically screen new accounts based on predetermined criteria, or trigger a manual human review in fringe cases…” Daon has released an updated version of its flagship biometric onboarding platform. IdentityX Digital Onboarding 2.0 delivers better anti-spoofing technology,…

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian Announces New Product Management Head

Experian is looking to build its profile in the identity authentication space. The company has announced that EK Koh will be stepping up as the new Senior Vice President of Product Management for Global Identity & Fraud Solutions, bringing more than 20 years of product management experience to the position. “Being able to resolve, identify…

POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

POS AG Enables SIM Card Self-activation with BioID Tech

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

Duo Report Finds Enterprises Adopting Better Mobile IT Practices

Duo Report Finds Enterprises Adopting Better Mobile IT Practices

Duo Security has released its fourth annual Trusted Access Report, finding that more and more workplaces are implementing zero-trust procedures to reestablish high enterprise security standards for an increasingly mobile workforce. The report specifically called attention to the rise of mobile devices, noting that 45 percent of app access requests come from somewhere other than…

Transparency Market Research Forecasts Big Growth for IDaaS Market

Transparency Market Research Forecasts Big Growth for IDaaS Market

A new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) predicts that the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) market will hit $26.2 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 26 percent during that period. The increasing demand for authentication and document verification technology is expected to fuel much of that growth as technology allows for the creation of more secure…

Ipsidy’s New Identity Portal Simplifies ID Verification on Web Browsers

Ipsidy’s New Identity Portal Simplifies ID Verification on Web Browsers

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

IOTA Foundation Releases Trinity Cryptocurrency Wallet

IOTA Foundation Releases Trinity Cryptocurrency Wallet

The non-profit IOTA Foundation has released a new cryptocurrency wallet to facilitate the seamless storage and exchange of IOTA tokens. Dubbed the Trinity Wallet, the open-source platform offers customizable user features and is already compatible with most major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The design itself was put together with input…

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