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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…

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…

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…

Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Mobility is continuing to find footholds in interesting ways thanks to BYOD and near field communications (NFC) this week, with continued promises of smartphone-as-credential technology. Last week it was Suprema operating partner Entertec, this week is was Ingersoll Rand working closely with Iris ID (formerly LG Iris). On Monday Ingersoll Rand announced aptiQmobile, a cloud…

iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

iPhone 5S Spoofed – Should we Give Up on Fingerprints?

Many may have seen in the press that the German hacking group Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has claimed to have spoofed (not hacked) the Touch ID fingerprint device in the new iPhone 5S.  Many may have been surprised by their success and are now questioning whether Apple’s reputation has been blemished.  In short, it hasn’t. What…

Mobile Identity is the Talk of Tampa – Mobile ID World Roundup: September 16-20

Following in the turbulent aftermath of Apple’s iPhone 5S announcement – which brought with it the Touch ID and a hurricane of discussion – the authentication, verification and authorization markets turned their collective gaze on Tampa, Florida, this week as the Biometric Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC) – and the widely talked about Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility…

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…

Smartphone Finger Identification Courtesy of Entertech Systems To Combine Biometrics, Mobility and NFC

Suprema’s US operating partner Entertech Systems announced yesterday that it is committed to include its biometric finger identification solutions on smartphones once NFC technology completes its early testing phase and starts to find itself integrated into mobile devices. By promising to extend its BioConnect application – which allows Suprema readers to interface and integrate with…

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Yesterday Apple announced their latest iPhone 5S with Touch ID, a capacitive fingerprint sensor plus home button built in.  Apple says that Touch ID is a “security” function that also adds simplicity (ie. no more passwords).  During the iPhone 5S launch event, Apple indicated that only half of all current iPhone users implemented the passcode…

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…

Fingerprint Biometrics On DoCoMo’s Fujitsu Smartphone Courtesy of Fingerprint Cards AB

Adding to the buzz around fingerprint sensors being used as the next generation of personal mobile security (a buzz that has been serving it very well), Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) can boast that it was present at ground zero: distributing today a press release to the effect that the newly released Fujitsu F-07E Android smartphone…

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…

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…

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