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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…

Synaptics Inc Acquires Validity Sensors, Audio Interview with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau

Human interface solutions provider Synaptics Inc. made a major biometrics purchase last week with the acquisition of Validity Sensors: a provider of fingerprint authentication solutions for mobile devices and notebook computers. On the exhibition floor of Money2020 in Las Vegas, findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Validity CTO Sebastien Taveau about…

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: Arroweye Launches EMV On-Demand, Helps Issuers Manage Transition To The Standard

Money2020: Arroweye Launches EMV On-Demand, Helps Issuers Manage Transition To The Standard

The EMV standard, an initiative started by payment networks Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is the reason that your credit and debit cards have security chips on them. Until a similar standard is reached for smartphone enabled payments, this stands as the largest innovation in non-cash payments on a mass consumer level. Even though EMV chip…

Paying With Your Phone – Trend Expert Puts mCommerce Under The Spotlight

Paying With Your Phone – Trend Expert Puts mCommerce Under The Spotlight

Mass mobile commerce is becoming a reality very quickly. Touch ID put the idea in the head of the mainstream consumer, with rumors that the biometric solution might be leading to an Apple payment solution protected by fingerprints, and now – six months away from Android users being able to unlock their phones with the…

BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

BREAKING – MasterCard Joins the FIDO Alliance

USA Today has just reported that MasterCard is joining the authentication standards focused organization: the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance. This will mark the first major payment network to join the FIDO, signalling momentum in the area of strong zero-password authentication for online payment protection. Yesterday in an unrelated piece about identity standards, Michael Barrett, president…

Finger Q Launched in Asia, Brings Mobile Fingerprint ID To Android

On Monday Android users in Asia got a quick fix for their fingerprint sensor craving that resulted from last weeks still very talked about Apple Touch ID announcement in the form of FingerQ from World Wide Touch Technology (WWTT). Available in sleeve or key form and operating via micro-USB connection, Finger Q products are mounted…

Secure Gamer Identity – New Three Factor Mobile ID Security Provisional Patent Filed By LaserLock

Identity authentication solutions provider LaserLock Technologies has filed a provisional patent for a consumer grade multi-factor security system that offers password-less protection of online accounts through a user’s smartphone or tablet. The patent is titled “System For Correlation of Independent Authentication Mechanisms” and according to LaserLock will have specially potent applications in the world of…

Precise Biometrics CEO Thomas Marschall Endorses Touch ID

In the wake of the iPhone 5S announcement yesterday, which included the official unveiling of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, there has been non-stop discourse. A chorus of self-congratulation, followed by speculation as to the feature’s intended use (which was largely left out of the Apple event), and various claims as to whether or not…

Mobile Payment Security, Why PINs Don’t Work and The Biometric Solution: An Interview With Jean-Noel Georges

This past July Frost & Sullivan released a market insight report detailing the largest obstacle in the way of a mobile payment revolution: inadequate security. Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets there has been a significant increase in payments made via mobile device. However, the various authentication processes in place for card-not-present…

myIDkey Creator Closes Funding Round with $1.8 Million

Today, Arkami, the company behind mobile identity solution myIDkey, announced the closing of a series A financing round totaling $1.8 Million in addition to a successful Kickstarter campaign that concluded in March. Investments, which will be used to accelerate myIDkey’s development, facilitate Arkami’s growth, and meet the demands of customers, came from a number of angel…

Cognitec Releases Facial Recognition SDK For Android

The demand for face recognition technology is growing, and Cognitec has responded by offering customers FaceVACS, its world class biometric software development kit (SDK), for the creation of Android applications. In addition to development tools for enrollment, verification and identification, the FaceVACS-SDK also provides face and eye recognition in images, functionality for facial characteristic analysis…

Interview with Jaimin Shah, CEO, ZKTeco, US Headquarter

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Our focus is having a totally integrated solution within our Time & Attendance, Access Control and IP cameras with face detection and identification. To give you an example, at ISC you will see our fully integrated access control solution where you match your fingerprint on the panel. We will also present our IP based video surveillance solution that is capable of detecting and identifying face which can be integrated with our access control offering. We also have an SDK available so that our partners can integrate our products with any third party solution. We will also display our newly designed modular 7” touch screen workforce terminal at ISC.
So those are the 4 different areas that we are focused in providing a complete integrated solution. This will do lot of justice to our partners’ channels who have helped us all along during our growth and will help them to make more money and provide more services for their customers…

Apple’s Rumored iPhone 5s Could Jump Start Mobile Payments

FORBES – Christopher Versace, Contributor According to the U.S. Census Bureau, consumers spent an estimated $2.4 trillion on their credit cards in 2012. That’s a fertile market that is in the cross hairs of the growing mobile payment industry. Fueling that is the continued growth in the global smartphone base, particularly among Gen Z (18-23 year…

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