biometric authentication

Google Testing Biometric Authentication for Autofill

Google Testing Biometric Authentication for Autofill

Google has begun testing the addition of a layer of biometric authentication for its Google Autofill feature for use with Android and Google Chrome. With the release of Android Oreo (8.0) in 2017, Google also launched the Autofill API, which allowed third-party password manager apps the ability to offer an autofill service on Android devices,…

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM is deploying EyeLock’s iris authentication tech to safeguard its new mobile e-wallet. The in-car platform is designed to help drivers pay for goods and services while on the go, allowing them to pay tolls, purchase gas, or pass through the drive-thru window without reaching for their wallet. To that end, the SiriusXM e-wallet will…

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

Apple Awarded Patent for In-Display Touch ID

Apple Awarded Patent for In-Display Touch ID

Apple has been awarded a patent for an optical sensor that could be used for an under-display fingerprint scanner in a future iPhone, and a report from Patently Apple says the same sensor technology is already in use the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While previous iPhones with fingerprint scanners used capacitive sensors, this patent calls…

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

HP Elite Dragonfly Business Laptop Features Windows Hello Support

HP Elite Dragonfly Business Laptop Features Windows Hello Support

HP has announced the launch of the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop, targeted towards business use and equipped with the Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform. The 2-in-1 convertible HP Elite Dragonfly is the latest in HP’s line of high-end business-focused EliteBooks. It comes equipped with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that can be configured in three different…

Samsung Adds Support for Google’s Biometric API to Galaxy S9 and Note9 Iris Scanners

Samsung Adds Support for Google’s Biometric API to Galaxy S9 and Note9 Iris Scanners

Samsung has updated the iris scanners in its Galaxy S9 and Note9 smartphones to now support the new Google Biometric API. Samsung’s iris scanning tech was first debuted in 2016 in Samsung’s Galaxy Note7, and promised a new fool-proof form of biometric security on the notion that a person’s irises are unique and nearly impossible…

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

The Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) CULedger has completed a successful pilot of its new MyCUID digital credential. MyCUID is compliant with the latest Know Your Customer regulations, and uses mobile biometrics to verify the identities of credit union customers. The platform leverages the biometric readers available on many modern smartphones, and can authenticate users…

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

RSA, Yubico Partner on FIDO2-enabled Authentication Solution

Cybersecurity company RSA Security and Swedish security key maker Yubico have announced the Yubikey for RSA SecurID Access, a FIDO2-enabled hardware device. The Yubikey for RSA will combine the FIDO2-enabled hardware with the benefits of enterprise-grade security and risk-based authentication of RSA SecurID Access. FIDO2 is the overarching term for the newest set of specifications…

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

Fingerprint Cards‘ latest fingerprint sensor has just seen its first smartphone integration, with the company announcing that its FPC1540 model is being used in Xiaomi’s new Redmi K30. First announced just a few weeks ago, the FPC1540 is specifically designed to be implemented in the side of a mobile device. That’s exactly where it is…

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

UK bank NatWest announced last week that it is beginning a trial, which will involve 250 customers and last for 3 months, of a biometric-enabled key fob that uses an individual’s fingerprint to make contactless payments. “After the successful pilot of our biometric debit card we are looking at how we can further develop the…

Jumio Grabs Gold at 2019 Best in Biz Awards

Jumio Grabs Gold at 2019 Best in Biz Awards

Jumio has picked up another award for its selfie-based Jumio Authentication platform. The most recent prize is the Gold Medal in the Enterprise Product of the Year, Security Software category at the 2019 Best in Biz Awards. Now in their ninth year, the Best in Biz Awards are selected by a panel of tech editors…

OneLogin Study Highlights Ireland’s Bad Password Habits

OneLogin Study Highlights Ireland’s Bad Password Habits

OneLogin is taking a closer look at Ireland’s password habits as it celebrates the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The company commissioned a YouGov study that polled 1,000 Irish adults, and found that a large portion (39 percent) of the Irish population is still using the same password that they were using 12…

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

The GSMA is letting guests know what they should expect at the upcoming MWC 2020 event in Barcelona, disclosing a massive trove of information that includes details about keynote speakers, topics for the Women4Tech Summit, MWC Tours, and the GSMA’s technology initiatives. MWC Barcelona will run from February 24-27, with individual events taking place in…

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the ability to use Apple’s Express Transit feature of Apple Pay with London’s entire transit network. With the Express Transit feature, Apple Pay users can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch against one of TfL’s transit terminals to pay for their ride, without the need…

MyHyundai with Blue Link  App Updated With Face Unlock Support

MyHyundai with Blue Link App Updated With Face Unlock Support

Hyundai’s connected car app has recently received a major update making it the latest in a line of apps to support the Face Unlock biometric authentication system found on the Google Pixel 4. Along with the new Face Unlock support, the updated MyHyundai with Blue Link app delivers a major UI overhaul that brings it…

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