Biometric

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

In the Beginning: Fingerprint Biometrics in Mobile ID

Now that the iPhone 5S and Touch ID have been released, I thought it would be fun to take you down memory lane regarding how mobile biometric (namely fingerprint) devices began to see success with key milestones along the way. It began in 1995 with a company known as Digital Biometrics, Inc. (DBI) commissioned by Harris…

Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

Secure Tech: Cross Match Technologies To Demonstrate Latest Offerings in Mobile Biometrics

“In an age of required vigilance and preparedness, homeland security, first responders, and law enforcement personnel have an ever-increasing need to operate real-time in dynamic environments with maximum efficiency.” This is Cross Match Technology senior vice president of marketing John Hinmon, speaking to the need  for mobility that the company provides solutions to. Mobile authentication…

OBJE Acquires Novalon Games In Pursuit of Mobile Biometric Entertainment Boom

OBJE Acquires Novalon Games In Pursuit of Mobile Biometric Entertainment Boom

OBJE announced today that it has fully acquired Novalon Games: a game development portal responsible for the mobile games Phantasmic  and  Creature Cavern. Novalon Games began last year as a joint venture between OBJE and Source Street, LLC., but the former has become full owner in its aggressive posturing as it takes aim at what…

Samsung Galaxy Rumored to Feature Iris Biometric Security

Samsung Galaxy Rumored to Feature Iris Biometric Security

Mobility and biometrics are well suited for each other. With passwords and PINs no longer fit for protecting important data, such as personal financial information, payment transactions or confidential business materials, a stronger method needed to enter onto the scene and preferably provide less friction than the inconvenient and under-used methods of the recent past.…

No Touch ID For New iPad Air

No Touch ID For New iPad Air

Today in California Tim Cook and the rest of his keynote presentation team at Apple took to a dark stage and made an exhaustive list of announcements. Just over a month ago the Apple CEO announced the iPhone 5S on the same stage, and with it the security feature that is going to help bring…

LaserLock Releases VerifyMe for iOS 7

LaserLock Releases VerifyMe for iOS 7

Today LaserLock Technologies, a provider of security solutions on mobile devices, announced that its VerifyMe app is now available for iOS 7 through the iTunes Store. VerifyMe is a single sign-on app that saves login information, allowing for a near frictionless experience when accessing online accounts from an authorized mobile device. The new version of…

Fingerprint Cards Breaks Its Own Record, HTC One max Code Leak, and The Future of Mobile Marketing – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 14-18

Fingerprint Cards Breaks Its Own Record, HTC One max Code Leak, and The Future of Mobile Marketing – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 14-18

Last week ended with a strange event, coloring a positive week of big acquisitions and exciting mCommerce news with a veil of confusion: a bogus press release was distributed, falsely informing the media that Samsung had purchased Sweedish sensor manufacturer Fingerprint Cards (FPC). This week, though not bringing much more light to the bungle other…

Money2020: The Opening Keynote – Mobility, Innovation and the Current State of Commerce

Money2020: The Opening Keynote – Mobility, Innovation and the Current State of Commerce

Mobility and identity are often associated with payment protection, and rightly so. Every day the number of smartphone owners that use their mobile devices for financial purposes – be they banking, shopping or payment – is growing. And now that the password is being replaced by strong biometric authentication, those numbers will grow even faster,…

Money2020: Mobile Money Set To Change Marketing

Money2020: Mobile Money Set To Change Marketing

The relationship between consumer and vendor is going to change, and mobile identity is at the heart of what is driving this transformation. Thanks to hard authentication on smartphones in the form of fingerprint sensors – whether they be on the iPhone 5S, or an Android device in the next six months – and open…

FIDO Alliance Continues To Grow, Gains Oberthur Technologies

Today, security and identification solutions provider Oberthur Technologies has joined the FIDO Alliance – an organization committed to open specifications for strong authentication – and been appointed to its board of directors. “The framework developed by the FIDO alliance is fully in line with Oberthur Technologies’ goals: to support its customers globally,” said Oberthur’s Cedric…

Biometrics as Human Interface: HTC One max Code Leak Implies New Functionality

Biometrics as Human Interface: HTC One max Code Leak Implies New Functionality

Now that Touch ID has fired the proverbial starter’s pistol on the smartphone fingerprint sensors race, with an ETA for Android devices slowly counting down, the simple information that the next HTC mobile will be sporting its own biometric lock is not remarkable news on its own – that sort of thing is to be…

Security Awareness: Over Half of Mobile Users Are Ready For Biometric Authentication

Security Awareness: Over Half of Mobile Users Are Ready For Biometric Authentication

Proper education is extremely important when it comes to new technology, and with October officially National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) it only seems appropriate to focus on a very hot and in many cases misunderstood aspect of online identity: biometrics. PayPal and the National Cyber Security Alliance released the results to a Zogby Poll…

Money2020: Voice Biometrics Protecting Mobile Wallets Thanks to ValidSoft

Money2020: Voice Biometrics Protecting Mobile Wallets Thanks to ValidSoft

Why wait for your phone of choice to feature a fingerprint sensor before you start biometrically protecting your smartphone? Fingerprint sensors might be blazing the way for mainstream adoption of biometric authentication and with it mCommerce, but that doesn’t mean that the tips of your fingers are the only option. Many biometric solutions can be…

Precise Biometrics Algorithm Featured on a Smartphone in Asia

Precise Biometrics Algorithm Featured on a Smartphone in Asia

It was only a matter of time before Precise Biometrics found its fingerprint algorithm on a smartphone, and it has finally happened. This past summer, when rumors began to gain heat around the possibility of fingerprint biometric sensors on a then only speculated iPhone 5S, Precise Biometrics found itself on the receiving end of a…

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