biometric authentication

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…

Apple Could Ditch Face ID to Cut Cost of Chinese iPhones

Apple Could Ditch Face ID to Cut Cost of Chinese iPhones

Apple is reportedly planning to release a new version of the iPhone designed specifically for the Chinese market. The new phone would ditch Face ID in favor of an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, largely in an effort to cut costs and remain competitive during the ongoing trade war between the US and China. The move would…

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Xi’an are now being verified by facial recognition technology when they get behind the wheel. And, true to the country’s security ethos, they’re also being monitored constantly by an AI system to ensure they aren’t engaging in prohibited activities such as smoking or using a smartphone while…

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

“For end users, the support means being able to implement greater security when authenticating online.” WebAuthn, the component of the FIDO2 authentication standard that pertains to biometric or security key-based authentication through web browsers, is gaining traction: Apple has enabled support for WebAuthn in its latest Safari Technology Preview for macOS, and Twitter and Coinbase…

Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference kicked off today, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest industry events of the year. One indication of this is the number of speakers lined up to take the stage: More than 350 industry leaders will deliver talks throughout Money20/20 Europe’s keynotes, seminars, and sessions. And…

CheckpointID and IDScan.net  Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID and IDScan.net Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID is teaming up with IDScan.net to provide better fraud prevention services for property managers, security guards, and other people monitoring multi-unit apartment buildings. The new platform will combine document verification and facial recognition to make sure the name on an application matches the name of the person who will be living in a unit.…

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

‘The digital IDs would theoretically make it easier to open and access accounts in brick-and-mortar institutions like banks and digital business like social media or online retail…’ Mastercard and Samsung are teaming up to provide customers with secure digital identities that will be stored on people’s smartphones. The new IDs are designed for both in-person…

The Ticket Bank Uses Yoti Tech for Secure Authentication

The Ticket Bank Uses Yoti Tech for Secure Authentication

“Yoti’s biometric selfie authentication tech provides password-free authentication for the Ticket Bank website…” Yoti is providing secure authentication services for a new charity working to make the arts more accessible. The charity in question is called The Ticket Bank, and it gathers spare tickets to events like concerts, sporting events, and the theatre, and then…

Another Asia-Based Manufacturer Joins IDEX’s Biometric Cards Effort

Another Asia-Based Manufacturer Joins IDEX’s Biometric Cards Effort

“The market for biometric smart cards is gaining considerable momentum. Our biometric sensors are ready for mass deployment in smart cards and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Sian to help achieve this.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found another Asia-based partner in its biometric payment cards efforts.…

Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

ImageWare has been a major player in the enterprise biometrics market for many years now, accruing renown largely for its GoVerifyID solution, which supports multiple authentication factors including facial, fingerprint, palm, and voice recognition. And while that platform delivered some exciting news from ImageWare last September when the company announced it had been integrated into…

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

Apple Pay Arrives in Iceland

The Apple Pay network continues to expand. The tech giant has announced that its biometrically secured mobile wallet platform is now available in Iceland, launching with support from the Icelandic banks Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. More banks are expected to add support for the platform in the not-too-distant future. To use Apple Pay, Arion Banki…

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio is back on the podium in its ongoing 2019 awards campaign. The company picked up two prizes at the 17th annual American Business Awards, grabbing a Silver Stevie and a Bronze Stevie in the Most Innovative and Fastest Growing Tech Company categories, respectively. The American Business Awards were created to honor American organizations spread…

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