biometric authentication

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Korean Researchers Develop Transparent and Flexible Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

Korean Researchers Develop Transparent and Flexible Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

“As the researchers explain, transparent fingerprint sensor technology ‘is highly sought after’ given the growing prevalence of biometric security on smartphones and smartwatches, and device makers’ interest in maximizing screen space. “ Korean researchers have developed a capacitive fingerprint sensor technology that is both transparent and flexible. As outlined in a paper for Nature Communications,…

BofA Merrill Brings Biometric Security to Corporate Mobile App

BofA Merrill Brings Biometric Security to Corporate Mobile App

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has brought fingerprint and facial recognition to its mobile app, CashPro Mobile. The biometric technology is used for mobile login, offering stronger security and greater convenience for end users. A lot of users stand to benefit from the move. Aimed primarily at treasurers in businesses, the CashPro app is used…

Face ID Supplier Prepares to Open New Factory

Face ID Supplier Prepares to Open New Factory

One of Apple’s key components suppliers is getting ready to open a new production facility. In a statement announcing its upcoming factory opening, Texas-based Finisar explained that the 3D Sensing Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology to be produced by the facility is “used in a wide range of applications.” But the highest-profile of these…

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics and other innovative methods of authentication will be a key topic at the July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum, a non-profit cross-industry alliance that encompasses the whole payments ecosystem. Organizers have announced the agenda for this year’s event, and it’s going to kick off with a plenary panel entitled, “Next Generation Consumer…

Sensory Anticipates Mass Adoption ‘Tipping Point’ for TrulySecure

Sensory Anticipates Mass Adoption ‘Tipping Point’ for TrulySecure

“Operating through a standard mobile device, TrulySecure combines facial and voice recognition to identify the end user. It’s now being used in mobile apps from a number of financial services providers including Alior, Banorte, ICICI, Maybank, Mizuho Bank, and Qatar Islamic Bank.” Sensory Inc. is celebrating the growing ubiquity of its TrulySecure platform, announcing that…

Android P Raises Standards for Biometric Authentication

Android P Raises Standards for Biometric Authentication

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…

Military Personnel Can Now Use Samsung Phones For Work

Military Personnel Can Now Use Samsung Phones For Work

“We are committed to providing secure devices for approved use within the federal market, which is why we include key features like Samsung Knox and biometrics on each device.” – Chris Balcik, Vice President, Federal Government at Samsung Electronics America US military personnel can now officially use their Samsung phones for work. The Korean electronics giant…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is looking to compete on multiple biometric fronts with the next addition to its Galaxy S line, and is ready to sacrifice the signature feature of its last few smartphones. According to reports from Samsung’s supply chain, the company is looking to drop iris scanning for its Galaxy S10 – but is going to…

iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

iOS 12 Password Manager to Get Biometric Security Boost on Mobile

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

‘Brain Password’ System is 95% Accurate and Can Be Reset

‘Brain Password’ System is 95% Accurate and Can Be Reset

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a brainwave biometrics system that can effectively create a kind of ‘password’ out of how users respond to a set of three images. The system relies on electroencephalography, which entails the measurement of electrical activity in the brain through dedicated sensors. The…

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