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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…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its fingerprint sensors in a new premium Chromebook from HP. The sensor in question is the FPC1025, and it will appear in the right palm rest of the Chromebook x360 14c device. As always, the sensor will enable biometric authentication and allow users to access the device without entering…

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…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

A new Samsung patent application is seeking to prevent screen burn in OLED displays. The system is geared towards OLED displays with in-display fingerprint sensors, and specifically those that use light to gather fingerprint information for authentication. To that end, the patent describes a system with two printed circuit boards. The first sits underneath the…

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

“As per iBeta criteria, FacePhi’s technology was able to fend off all attacks during the PAD evaluation process.” FacePhi has achieved an important milestone with its sophisticated facial recognition technology, announcing that it’s biometric technology is compliant to Level 1 of iBeta’s anti-spoofing test program, which assesses biometric liveness detection in accordance with the ISO…

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets. Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a…

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…

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido has successfully completed its FCA regulatory sandbox pilot in the UK. The pilot began in February of 2019, and was carried out in collaboration with Evernym and Deloitte. The project was specifically set up to test the viability of reusable digital identities in commercial situations. Onfido is now reporting that the results were extremely…

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix has announced that its technology is appearing in two new vivo products. Most notably, the company’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor will be used for biometric authentication in vivo’s X50 Flagship Series of smartphones. The X50 Flagship Series is one of several vivo smartphones with Goodix fingerprint technology. The optical in-display sensor has already appeared…

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

Yoti is expanding the scope of its partnership with StrongPoint. The two companies have been working together since 2018 to automate age checks in the retail industry and facilitate the sale of age-restricted goods at self-checkout terminals. The updated arrangement specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan, which estimates someone’s age based on a live photo of…

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

New Zwipe Executive VP Brings Deep Payments Experience

Zwipe has a new Executive Vice President of Strategy and Channels: Bishwajit Choudhary has joined the company’s leadership, bringing with him extensive experience in the digital payments sector. Before his new appointment, Choudhary spent 20 years with Nets Group, a Denmark-based digital payments solutions provider focused on financial institutions. Choudhary worked his way up from…

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi is establishing a new team in Uruguay to provide better support to its customers in Latin America. The facial recognition specialist currently provides secure onboarding services for financial institutions throughout the region, with recent clients including Argentina’s Banco de Corrientes and Uruguay’s own Creditel credit service. The company previously entered the country through a…

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

A team of researchers announced recently that by analyzing biometric data from a wearable device, they believe they can detect the onset of the COVID-19 virus’ symptoms in seemingly healthy individuals as much as three days in advance. As TechCrunch reports, the study was conducted by researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU), Rockefeller Neuroscience…

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

Speech Interface Specialist to Open 1,000 Stores in China

The Chinese voice recognition specialist iFlyTek is going against the grain with its sales strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has announced that it plans to open 1,000 physical retail outlets before the end of the year. The dramatic expansion will bring the company’s footprint to a total of around 3,000 locations. iFlyTek currently…

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