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Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Conferences Commerce and Consortia

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Conferences Commerce and Consortia

This week at Mobile ID World we prepared for CARTES Secure Connexions 2014 and Money20/20, where Peter O’Neill (Mobile ID World President) will be moderating a panel on biometrics and payment. We also brought a close to Cloud Authentication Month with a look at the disruptive Biometrics as a Service (BaaS) model and covered mobile…

Cloud Authentication Month: Biometrics as a Service

Cloud Authentication Month: Biometrics as a Service

To bring a close to Cloud Authentication Month we are going to look at the exciting world of biometrics technology through the lens of a service model. With the emergence of cloud technology thanks to the rise of mass connectivity, service models have become popular for everything from data storage, to design software and even…

MCX Suffers Awkward Security Breach

MCX Suffers Awkward Security Breach

The company behind Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked in a data breach involving the theft of CurrentC user email addresses, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. The conglomerate of retailers, MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), asserts that the CurrentC mobile app was no affected by the breach. While the theft of email…

Socure Raises $2.5 Million for Unique Identity Verification System

Socure Raises $2.5 Million for Unique Identity Verification System

Anti-fraud startup Socure has closed its Series A venture capital funding round, having raised $2.5 million for its Social Biometrics system. The patent-pending system uses online social behaviour metrics to authenticate customer identities in real time, tracking them through both structured and unstructured data from major social networks, mobile apps, and other online sources. The…

Final FIDO Specifications Coming Soon

Final FIDO Specifications Coming Soon

The death of the password is nearly upon us, with the newly released information that the final FIDO specifications are set to be released very soon. The news came forth in an interview between ComputerWorld’s Warwick Ashford and Philip Dunkelberger, founder and CEO of Nok Nok Labs (a founding member of the FIDO Alliance). After…

Lenovo Joins Wearable Tech Fitness-Tracking Race

Lenovo Joins Wearable Tech Fitness-Tracking Race

Chinese computer technology company Lenovo has developed a new wearable tech device similar to the Fitbit Flex, reports Dante D’Orazio in an article for The Verge. While the company hasn’t yet made an official announcement, a product page for the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 has appeared on its website. Like the Fitbit, Lenovo’s wristband will track…

iWallet Technology Can Also Do Passports

iWallet Technology Can Also Do Passports

iWallet Corporation has announced that it will be showcasing its products at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The expo will take place in Las Vegas on January 6 though 9, and iWallet will be in the Personal Privacy and Cyber Security Marketplace section. Known for its digitally-enhanced wallets, which offer biometric locking technology, RFID-blocking,…

Biometrics and Finance To Converge at Money20/20

Biometrics and Finance To Converge at Money20/20

Next week in Las Vegas the payments industry will be converging on the Money20/20 conference. Running from November 2nd to the 5th, the event is expected to host more than 7,000 attendees including over 600 CEOs from around the world as they celebrate and discuss the newest innovations in money. This year, the event will include…

Forza Silicon Unveils Super-Adaptable Image Sensor

Forza Silicon Unveils Super-Adaptable Image Sensor

Video tech developer Forza Silicon has announced a new image sensor offering a great degree of customization. Forza says it’s the world’s first image sensor offering total reconfiguration and programmability in a single chip. The company is pushing the technology’s applications in the Internet of Things, given its high degree of customizability and adaptability. It…

Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

The common industry knowledge is that mobile biometrics can bring efficiency to law enforcement operations. If a suspect can be identified in the field, an officer of the law need not waste precious time dragging a possibly innocent citizen back to the police station. It looks like the New York Police Department agrees with this…

Does CurrentC Have Any Currency Against Apple Pay?

Does CurrentC Have Any Currency Against Apple Pay?

CurrentC is a clumsy, industry-driven shot against credit card companies that will quickly become irrelevant, writes Josh Constine in an article for TechCrunch. While the system offers a couple of advantages, they are almost irrelevant compared to the convenience offered by Apple Pay. Constine’s outline of the project suggests that it was never meant to…

Samsung Announces Speakers, Agenda for Developer Conference

Samsung Announces Speakers, Agenda for Developer Conference

Samsung Electronics has announced the keynote speakers for its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference, to be held in San Francisco on November 11 – 13. The speakers will be discussing a range of topics with biometric applications, ranging from digital healthcare to the Internet of Things. Young Sohn, Samsung’s President and Chief Strategy Officer, will be…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Learning More About the Biometric Credit Card

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Learning More About the Biometric Credit Card

This last week at Mobile ID World we took a look behind the scenes of the Zwipe MasterCard biometric payment card in an interview with Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe AS. In the industry news we saw cloud authentication, mobile healthcare and growing international interest in mobility. Embracing the Post-Password Paradigm This past week saw…

KeyLemon to Offer Biometric Security for Oka’s Identity Management Platform

KeyLemon to Offer Biometric Security for Oka’s Identity Management Platform

Identity management solutions provider Okta, Inc. is going to integrate biometric security into its platform. The announcement comes by way of the security provider, KeyLemon, which announced in a press release that its technology would be installed in the Okta Application Network (OAN). The OAN allows users to integrate numerous application identities into one framework,…

Mobile Banking is Coming to Community Banks

Mobile Banking is Coming to Community Banks

Mobile banking is now coming to the little guy, thanks to Texas-based mobile platform provider Unwired Nation. The company has announced Unwired Banking, a new mobile banking platform available to community-focused banking institutions. The new platform supports Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems, allows for remote deposit capture, and uses Intuit software to retrieve…

Intel Capital Launches Major Round of Investments in Chinese Tech

Intel Capital Launches Major Round of Investments in Chinese Tech

Intel’s global investment wing, Intel Capital, has announced a number of major investments in Chinese tech companies, according to a new China Money Network article. The investments amount to a sum of $28 million and will cover a range of technological fields including mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and biometrics. This is…

Calgary Scientific Starts to Walk the Walk with Mobile Healthcare

Calgary Scientific Starts to Walk the Walk with Mobile Healthcare

Medical IT company Calgary Scientific Inc. has announced a new partnership with OnBase by Hyland, a content management platform. OnBase is integrating Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD medical image service into its Patient Window system. ResolutionMD is a program that lets doctors view medical images from mobile devices, so essentially what this means is that doctors and…

Google and Yubico Throw Their Weight Behind U2F Support

Google and Yubico Throw Their Weight Behind U2F Support

Identity protection solutions provider Yubico has unveiled a new USB key that will be compatible with FIDO U2F authentication standards. The aptly-named FIDO U2F Security Key will allow two-factor authentication with any online services supporting U2F standards. U2F, which stands for Universal Second Factor, is a security standard established by the nonprofit FIDO (Fast IDentity…

“Mobile-First” India Presents Enthusiastic Market

“Mobile-First” India Presents Enthusiastic Market

Mobile commerce is booming in India, writes Shelley Singh for the Times of India, providing a major opportunity for biometrics technology providers. Tracking the “blistering pace of growth in m-commerce”, Singh quotes an analyst for Forrester Research as predicting that smartphone penetration in the country’s market will increase from 8 percent at the end of…

Encap Security Adds Touch ID to Arsenal

Encap Security Adds Touch ID to Arsenal

Norwegian firm Encap Security, which offers in-app authentication software for financial services providers, has announced that Apple’s Touch ID has been incorporated into their platform. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning biometric technology now finding its way onto all new Apple mobile devices. A major component of Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile commerce platform, the…

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