biometric authentication

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

Luxury car maker Mercedes has announced an update to its MBUX infotainment system that includes improved voice controls, new features to its heads-up display (HUD) navigation system, and multimodal biometric authentication for added security. The improved voice recognition control will take over some functions previously handled by physical buttons, as well as having better natural…

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

A new Google Chrome flag recently uncovered hints that the popular browser may soon be adding biometric authentication for payments on Android as well as other major OSs. The flag — titled “Allow using platform authenticators to retrieve server cards” — indicates that users will be able to “use a platform authenticator”, likely the fingerprint…

New IDEMIA Tokyo Office to Feature Experience Center

New IDEMIA Tokyo Office to Feature Experience Center

French security and identity solutions company IDEMIA has announced that it has opened its new Japanese head office in Tokyo’s Shibuya District, featuring a new experience center that will showcase some of the company’s tech offerings. Aside from being home to IDEMIA’s five business units in the country — Financial Institutions, Mobile Operators, Biometric Devices,…

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

Cops Can Compel Biometric Phone Unlocking with a Warrant, Says Kentucky Court

“It’s well-established that suspects can’t be forced to divulge the passcodes that would enable phone access, but there is growing debate about whether biometric data amounts to the same thing.” Another prominent court has weighed in on the question of Fifth Amendment rights with respect to biometric phone unlocking, with a federal court in Kentucky…

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio is creating a new French portfolio in an effort to increase its appeal in French language markets. The company has also appointed Frederic Ly as its first sales leader for the region. As sales leader, Ly will be asked to expand Jumio’s current clientele, and to oversee the formation of a new regional sales…

Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Samsung Reveals More Details of Payment Account App

Following the announcement last month by Samsung that it will be joining the likes of competitors Apple and Google in offering its own physical payment card — Samsung Money by SoFi — the tech giant revealed more information about its solution in a post on its website. Billed as a ‘mobile-first money management experience’, some…

Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

Hyosung Adds PalmSecure Biometrics to ATMs

ATM maker Hyosung has announced a partnership with Fujitsu that will see the latter’s PalmSecure biometric authentication technology implemented into a number of its ATMs. PalmSecure works by having an individual hold their hand a couple of inches over a sensor, where a near-infrared light beam records their palm vein pattern, and encrypts that data.…

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Safari 14 to Support Biometric Authentication Via FIDO2 WebAuthn

Tech giant Apple has announced that the latest version of its Safari web browser will be equipped with the option of allowing users to log in to certain websites with biometrics via Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID. Safari 14’s new features, which will ship with the new iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur operating…

iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

iOS Update Turns iPhone Into Car Key, with Biometric Security

At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple announced a new service for its new iOS 14 called Car Key, a wireless solution that allows users to unlock their car using an iPhone or Apple Watch and biometric authentication. According to Apple the new service will initially work via near-field communication (NFC), though it…

CyberArk Updates Alero to Cover More Mobile Devices

CyberArk Updates Alero to Cover More Mobile Devices

CyberArk has updated its Alero platform to offer better support to non-smartphone devices. In that regard, the company notes that close to 1.3 billion such devices are still in regular use, and workplaces need those devices to be just as secure as every other component of their networks. With that in mind, the new Alero…

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The list of apps that support Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 keeps growing at a steady pace, with the Wells Fargo app recently joining in as the latest to accommodate Google’s take on biometric facial recognition for authentication. Face Unlock was first introduced with the launch of the Pixel 4 in November of 2019…

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

AI-enhanced face, voice and speech recognition company Sensory has announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric solution has been updated to recognize users while wearing masks, a practice that is becoming the new normal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe in recent months. TrulySecure uses both face and…

LastPass Gives Users More Multi-factor Authentication Options

LastPass Gives Users More Multi-factor Authentication Options

LastPass is giving users the ability to supplement their primary multi-factor authentication method with additional authentication options. To do so, users simply need to enable each multi-factor authentication option in their account, and then configure the account based on their preferred form of authentication. The utility will allow users to set a default option, and…

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

OneFamily has announced that Child Trust Fund beneficiaries will be able to use the Yoti app to prove their identity when claiming their accounts. The trust funds in question were introduced as part of a 2005 UK initiative to encourage families to save money for their children, which created a trust fund for every child…

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Google appears to have flipped the switch on a server side update to its Chrome browser that enables users with a Windows Hello compatible device to use biometric authentication to verify their identity when making an online payment through the browser. To enable the feature — which requires a Windows 10 device — users need…

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

Myki Enables Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

The Myki password manager will now support face unlock on the Pixel 4. The newest version of the app integrates the Android 10 biometrics API, which in turn allows Pixel 4 owners to open the app with a facial recognition scan instead of a PIN. To enable the feature, Myki users will first need to…

Jumio and Mobiquity to Improve Onboarding for Banks, Retailers, Large Enterprises

Jumio and Mobiquity to Improve Onboarding for Banks, Retailers, Large Enterprises

Jumio and Mobiquity are teaming up to provide better onboarding solutions for banks, retailers, and other large enterprises. Mobiquity is a consultancy that designs digital products for major brands, and regularly partners with technology companies that offer solutions that can enhance those products. With that in mind, the partnership with Jumio will allow Mobiquity to…

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