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Samsung’s Mobile Biometrics, Students for Digital Wallets and the Big Biometric Opportunities of 2014 – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Jan 20-14

Samsung’s Mobile Biometrics, Students for Digital Wallets and the Big Biometric Opportunities of 2014 – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Jan 20-14

The week started off with another rumor out of Korea concerning Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPhones 5S, specifically regarding the better-than-PIN security that will typify this next generation smartphones. Initially rumored to be the first smartphone featuring a built-in iris scanner, the Korea Herald has cited anonymous sources that the Samsung Galaxy S5, set for…

Getting Them Started Young: NXT-ID Enlists Business Students For Wocket Marketing

Getting Them Started Young: NXT-ID Enlists Business Students For Wocket Marketing

This is going to be the year that sees viable alternatives to the old leather pouches and golden clips (if people still use those) that we use to carry around our money, identification and various (and multitudinous) payment cards. There are a number of digital wallet solutions set to compete for a place in your…

Envisioneering Singles Out AGNITiO’s KIVOX Mobile Software

Envisioneering Singles Out AGNITiO’s KIVOX Mobile Software

ShowStoppers is held during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and acts as a chance for vendors and media to connect. It is also host to industry research firm Envisioneering’s “Innovation & Design Awards”: distinctions awarded to a select number of technology players from all over the broad technology industry. This year, over…

Looks Like Fingerprint Sensors, Not Iris Scanning for Samsung Galaxy S5

Looks Like Fingerprint Sensors, Not Iris Scanning for Samsung Galaxy S5

Ever since September 10 of last year, the world of mobile identity has been wondering how Apple’s main competition is going to respond to the iPhone 5S Touch ID feature. The smartphone with an embedded fingerprint sensor has been the subject of much news, editorial and customer review over the past five months, and, like…

CES 2014: ZTE Introduces Voice Biometric Screen Lock to its Android Devices

CES 2014: ZTE Introduces Voice Biometric Screen Lock to its Android Devices

Voice biometrics have been gaining popularity recently in the area of smartphone security. The authentication modality is a natural fit for phones: it requires no additional hardware since the entire initial concept of the phone was (at least originally) based around a microphone and a speaker, in some cases it can run in the background…

CES 2014: EyeVerify Wins Two 2014 Mobility Awards

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) in Las Vegas, at the Bellagio Hotel, over 200 attendees including VIPs from all over the mobile technology industry gathered to hear the announcement of this year’s winners of the annual 2014 Compass Intelligence Mobility Awards. Among the big winners was the biometric authentication startup out of…

CES 2014: LG Officially Introduces New Wearable Biometric Fitness Tech

CES 2014: LG Officially Introduces New Wearable Biometric Fitness Tech

Two weeks ago, rumors surfaced out of Korea that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas would herald the release of a number of LG products that incorporate biometrics and mobility. Most notably amongst the speculated technology was the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone – the G3 – which is expected to feature an…

FIDO Gets Ready For CES, Fingerprint Cards Nets a Design Win and Discover Joins the Strong Authentication Fight – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Dec 16-20

FIDO Gets Ready For CES, Fingerprint Cards Nets a Design Win and Discover Joins the Strong Authentication Fight – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Dec 16-20

The FIDO Alliance is ending the year with an explosion of encouraging news for those hoping for strong and convenient password alternatives sooner rather than later. At the beginning of the week, the Alliance announced that it had a new relying party on its board of directors, and a big one at that: Discover Financial…

Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors in Push For Open Specifications For Universal Strong Authentication

Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors in Push For Open Specifications For Universal Strong Authentication

Nineteen days remain in 2013, and the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance is still announcing high-profile initiations. Earlier this fall, FIDO piqued the industry’s interest with news of it’s rapid growth: in the eight months proceeding its official formation in February 2013, the Alliance had gained over 50 new members in support of its protocol.…

Interview with Cédric Hozanne, CEO, Natural Security

  Mobile ID World (MIDW): You just launched the Natural Security Alliance, can you please tell us about this? Cédric Hozanne, CEO, Natural Security (NS): The Natural Security Alliance is the natural evolution of Natural Security. Natural Security was created in 2008 with the objective of redesigning and enriching authentication user experiences while leveraging the synergies…

Hoyos Labs Launches, Envisions a World Without Fraud

Hoyos Labs Launches, Envisions a World Without Fraud

The ideal situation that the post-password paradigm puts forward is one in which users, no matter who or where they are, can prove their identity with incredible ease. Along with this comes the stipulation that users are tied to that identity and that identity only – pretending to be someone else, otherwise known as fraud,…

What Draws Art Buyers To mCommerce and The New Ways Biometrics Are Entering The Mobile Sphere – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: November 18-22

What Draws Art Buyers To mCommerce and The New Ways Biometrics Are Entering The Mobile Sphere – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: November 18-22

The big event that had everyone’s attention fixed on France this week was the 2013 CARTES Secure Connexions Event in Paris. The annual security event is considered to be among the industry’s most high profile gatherings of the year, complete with an awards ceremony celebrating innovations across a wide number of security-based categories. The awards…

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics

Interview with Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics   fB: Can we start off by hearing about your LES, Light Emitting Sensor technology and why it is so special? IB: Sure, great question.” LES is More” is our company tag line. LES stands for Light Emitting Sensor. Our LES sensors use electroluminescence film which, when your…

Natural Security Pushes for Biometric Mobile Authentication Standards, Starts An Alliance

On Wednesday, Natural Security announced the launch of the Natural Security Alliance, an organization that the company is calling “the world’s first open alliance dedicated to secure transactions based on wireless and biometrics.” The Natural Security Alliance is open and welcomes any organization or company in support of the development of a mobile and wireless…

BIO-key International Completes $3.7 Million Private Placement, Has Mobile Biometrics Boom To Thank

Ever since the iPhone 5S hit shelves in September, sporting its fancy Touch ID fingerprint sensor, fingerprint biometrics companies have been on the receiving end of a ton of attention. Sensors on smartphones stand to break down barriers faced in enacting BYOD policies, online payment protection and even physical access to limited areas. BIO-key International is…

FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

FIDO Alliance Rallies For Strong Authentication, FPC Sensors on Tablet PCs and New Ideas in Mobility – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Oct 29-Nov 1

This week served as a great reminder of how versatile the mobile identity industry is. Definitions of both mobility and authentication are very flexible when we look at this exciting area of technology and this is a byproduct of the number of interested parties involved in driving new ideas forward and a consumer world that…

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