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Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

Yubico Unveils Its First Biometric Security Key at Microsoft Ignite

“The device features an embedded fingerprint sensor; once a fingerprint is enrolled on the device, it is stored in a Secure Element and can be used for on-device authentication going forward.” Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual tech conference, is underway this week in Orlando, and Yubico has taken the opportunity to unveil its first biometric…

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Global Life have joined forces to develop a new algorithm that calculates a person’s biological age based on the health data captured with Garmin’s wearable devices. The algorithm is part of SCOR’s Biological Age Model (BAM), which is being rolled out through a collaboration with the Taiwanese insurance company Nanshan.   The…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

In the short span of a handful of years, biometric smart cards have emerged as a major segment of the overall biometrics and security markets. And it looks like, going forward, they’re only going to get bigger thanks to the emergence of biometric payment cards. That’s why this November is Biometric Smart Cards Month at…

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

Biometrics Will Drive Vehicle Access Market: Report

A new report from Grand View Research is predicting significant growth for the vehicle access control market over the next several years, with biometric technology poised to play an important role. The overall market is forecast to reach a value of $17.3 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 10.6 percent for the 2019-2025 forecast…

Latest Bank Partner Solidifies FacePhi’s Panama Presence

Latest Bank Partner Solidifies FacePhi’s Panama Presence

“FacePhi has indicated that Banesco Panamá will integrate [SelphID] technology into its mobile app and desktop site, allowing customers to open new accounts from the comfort of their personal devices.” FacePhi has solidified its position in the Panama market and in the Latin American region more broadly through a new contract with Banesco Panamá. The…

Application Fraud is on the Rise and BioCatch Knows Why

Application Fraud is on the Rise and BioCatch Knows Why

BioCatch called attention to the growing threat of new account fraud during a recent webinar with Aite Group Research Director Julie Conroy. Also referred to as application fraud, new account fraud describes fraud that is carried out through new accounts that are created with synthetic identities, many of which are generated with stolen personal information.…

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

The card consolidation platform Curve is now compatible with Samsung Pay. The integration will allow Curve users to link their Samsung Pay account to a debit or credit card from Mastercard or Visa, and gives those users their first entirely mobile payment option. Curve provides its customers with an app and a card that allows…

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp has officially launched its fingerprint unlock utility for Android users. The feature was first introduced in a beta format back in August, but is now available to all WhatsApp users with an Android phone that supports fingerprint recognition. To activate the new feature, WhatsApp users will need to find their way to the Fingerprint…

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

A leaked image in the recently released macOS Catalina 10.15.1 indicates that Apple is planning to release a 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro with a dedicated power/Touch ID key that is separated from the rest of the Touch Bar. The feature would give the MacBook Pro a hardware-based escape key, which would distinguish it…

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google has explained the shift to its ‘Biometric API’ in a new blog post on their Android Developers Blog. With the recent release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, Google has also released Android 10, the newest operating system, and debuted Face Unlock, its newest form of biometric authentication. The 3D facial recognition…

Acuant Upgrades Document Recognition Capabilities

Acuant Upgrades Document Recognition Capabilities

Acuant has upgraded its image capture and liveness detection capabilities. The improvements will lead to higher acceptance rates (and less abandonment) for people using the company’s selfie-based identity verification solutions. The company’s enhanced document recognition technology will be particularly important in that regard. The new technology will automatically recognize the type of document being used,…

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

“Our millions of users know ZoOm is already the best defense against digital identity fraud, but we believe it can become even stronger. We look forward to learning what new, imaginative ideas clever testers will employ to try to spoof ZoOm.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec is once again asserting its leadership in…

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

FPC’s Touchless 2.0 Platform Combines Face and Iris Biometrics

“With its upgraded Touchless 2.0 platform, Fingerprint Cards says it is targeting a range of application areas including mobile devices, payments, the automotive sector, and access control.” Fingerprint Cards continues its expansion beyond fingerprint recognition with the announcement of Touchless 2.0, a biometric platform combining facial recognition and iris recognition. While FPC gained renown primarily…

Trusted Identity White Paper Offers a Biometric Solution to Data Breaches

Trusted Identity White Paper Offers a Biometric Solution to Data Breaches

The digital world is an increasingly scary place, with each passing year delivering new data breach and hacking events in which consumers’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is spilled into the dark web and afflicted organizations suffer significant damages to their operations and their reputations. But digital security is evolving, too, and there are compelling solutions…

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

Samsung has announced two new laptops — The Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion — at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 in San Jose, California, that feature Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10. Though they share some specs, the laptops do also have their own unique qualities as well.…

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

The Biometrics and Mobile Identity Industries Speak at Money20/20 USA

Mobile ID World and our sibling site FindBiometrics are in Las Vegas this week, reporting live from Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services and technology conference. With the finance vertical being the front-line of digital identity’s rapid evolution, since its inception Money20/20 has been ground zero for innovation in mobile ID and biometrics.…

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

Iovation Study Points to Importance of Mobile Security in Financial Services

Iovation Study Points to Importance of Mobile Security in Financial Services

“…just as younger consumers tend to show a higher preference for mobile banking, those in the 18-34 age range tend to prefer using the biometric authentication capabilities of those devices, whereas older survey respondents showed more of a preference for security questions.” Customers are increasingly accessing financial services on mobile devices, and providers need to…

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung has released a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. Dubbed the Galaxy XCover FieldPro, the new phone offers Push-to-Talk functionality that will make it easier for law enforcement officers and other professionals to stay in touch while in the field. Depending on the demands of the job, the phone can be configured to…

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