Liveness Detection

Acuant Upgrades Document Recognition Capabilities

Acuant Upgrades Document Recognition Capabilities

Acuant has upgraded its image capture and liveness detection capabilities. The improvements will lead to higher acceptance rates (and less abandonment) for people using the company’s selfie-based identity verification solutions. The company’s enhanced document recognition technology will be particularly important in that regard. The new technology will automatically recognize the type of document being used,…

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

FaceTec Announces $30,000 Biometric Spoof Bounty

“Our millions of users know ZoOm is already the best defense against digital identity fraud, but we believe it can become even stronger. We look forward to learning what new, imaginative ideas clever testers will employ to try to spoof ZoOm.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec is once again asserting its leadership in…

Jumio Unveils Fully Automated Jumio Go Onboarding Platform

Jumio Unveils Fully Automated Jumio Go Onboarding Platform

Jumio is once again preparing to add a new product to its award-winning identity verification portfolio. The company has announced the beta release of Jumio Go, a fully automated customer onboarding platform that will allow organizations to register new users without the need for a human review during the enrollment process. Like Jumio’s other offerings,…

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

Having been live in the App Store for only a few weeks, ZenGo has updated its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Most of the enhancements concern the app’s redesigned user interface, with ZenGo calling it “the most handsome wallet you’ve ever seen” in its announcement. There’s a new “quick action” menu, and account balances can be upgraded…

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

ZenGo Lets Users Trial Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, with Biometric Security

“…ZenGo’s support for the Libra testnet paves the way for the integration of real funds once Libra goes live.” ZenGo has become the first consumer cryptocurrency wallet to support Libra, Facebook’s new offering in the growing digital currency market. To be clear, Libra hasn’t yet officially launched; what Facebook has made available at present is…

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

AU10TIX Provides Secure Onboarding for Zengaming eSports Platform

“We are now able to offer our customers the strongest fraud protection, while making onboarding much faster and simpler…” The eSports and gaming-oriented social media platform Zengaming has turned to AU10TIX for secure customer onboarding and document verification. The AU10TIX platform is able to verify photo ID documents and then match them against a selfie…

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

Jumio Provides Bank ABC with Biometric Identity Verification for Mobile Accounts

Jumio Provides Bank ABC with Biometric Identity Verification for Mobile Accounts

“The integration will drastically speed up the onboarding process for mobile banking, which can ordinarily take up to two weeks with a digital account.” Bahrain’s Bank ABC is rolling out a new mobile-only banking service, and is asking Jumio to help make it happen. Specifically, the bank will be integrating Jumio’s Identity Verification platform, which…

Video Shows OnePlus 7 Pro’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Gets Spoofed by Some Glue

Video Shows OnePlus 7 Pro’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Gets Spoofed by Some Glue

“It all helps to make the case for liveness detection, technology designed to ensure that a live user is present for every session of biometric authentication.” The OnePlus 7 Pro’s fingerprint sensor can easily be spoofed using basic materials including glue and tinfoil, as demonstrated by the YouTube channel Max Tech. The channel posted a…

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

“…if the spoofing claim is legitimate, it’s another indication of the importance of liveness detection in contemporary biometric technology. New spoofing claims are raising questions about the efficacy of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint scanner. As SamMobile reports, an Imgur user called “darshark” has published a post detailing how claims to have fooled one…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

With FaceTec having become the first company in the world to attain Level 1 certification for its authentication solution in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection evaluation program earlier this year, and having more recently seen that solution integrated into Jumio’s high-profile Netverify service, there was much to discuss in our latest interview with FaceTec CEO, Kevin…

Biometric Age Verification Can Curb Youth Gambling in UK: Jumio

Biometric Age Verification Can Curb Youth Gambling in UK: Jumio

“By implementing a system like Jumio’s which combines document reading with facial recognition, regulators can enable online betting operators to take advantage of readily available technology – ie. smartphones – to confirm the identities and ages of their patrons.” In the wake of a scandalous new report on youth gambling in the UK, Jumio is…

Money20/20: Jumio and FaceTec Partner, Bring Lauded Liveness Detection to Netverify

Money20/20: Jumio and FaceTec Partner, Bring Lauded Liveness Detection to Netverify

A major new industry partnership is combining a leader of the booming selfie authentication trend with one of the biometrics industry’s most effective anti-spoofing technologies. The Jumio–FaceTec alliance was announced at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, with the companies revealing that Jumio has integrated FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection system into its…

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