Liveness Detection

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase has launched a new biometric authentication solution to help organizations that are trying to update their digital security practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s web-based platform utilizes facial recognition with 3D liveness detection to compare an image of a customer to the image on an official government ID. In that regard, the technology…

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Danish eID Specialist Announces Passport Reader App

Denmark-based payment solutions company Nets has announced the Nets Passport Reader, a new service that allows for the identification and verification of both physical and digital documents. Using the Nets Passport Reader app, enterprises can digitally authenticate individuals using a smartphone even if they don’t possess an electronic ID. The solution aims to bridge the…

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

“As per iBeta criteria, FacePhi’s technology was able to fend off all attacks during the PAD evaluation process.” FacePhi has achieved an important milestone with its sophisticated facial recognition technology, announcing that it’s biometric technology is compliant to Level 1 of iBeta’s anti-spoofing test program, which assesses biometric liveness detection in accordance with the ISO…

WorldReach Helps UK Home Office Implement Post-Brexit  Immigration Program

WorldReach Helps UK Home Office Implement Post-Brexit Immigration Program

WorldReach is boasting about the success of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) in the UK. The UK Home Office set up the scheme to allow European Nationals to apply for UK immigration status after the country decided to split from the rest of the European Union. To apply for immigration status, those Nationals needed to be…

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google Officially Releases Pixel 4 Face Unlock Update

Google has followed through on its promises and fixed a major security flaw in the Pixel 4. The issue stems from the smartphone’s Face Unlock feature, which would grant access to people who had their eyes closed when the phone was released in October. Thankfully, the latest Pixel software update finally closes that loophole. The…

Interview: Jumio’s Dean Nicolls on Free ID Verification For Pandemic Relief

Interview: Jumio’s Dean Nicolls on Free ID Verification For Pandemic Relief

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has dramatically accelerated the migration to remote work across all business sectors, giving rise to fraud threats and digital identity needs on an unprecedented scale. This is especially true in the realm of telemedicine. That’s why Jumio announced it is helping keep the economy running by offering its award winning identity…

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo is turning to ID R&D to safeguard its digital onboarding platform. The company will specifically be deploying ID R&D’s IDLive Face solution, which adds an extra layer of passive liveness detection and is compatible with any facial recognition software. ID R&D argues that IDLive Face is more convenient than the alternatives, largely because the…

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware, Inc. is expanding its presence in Latin America. The technology specialist is now providing biometric authentication for a slew of leading banks throughout the region. The company did not disclose the names or number of its current partners, but indicated that they had all integrated Aware’s Knomi authentication platform into their mobile banking apps.…

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

The Chinese tech company ByteDance has been quietly developing a Face Swap utility that could make it much easier to create and distribute a deepfake video on social media. ByteDance is the parent company of the popular TikTok social media app, and the sister Douyin app in China. While Face Swap has not yet been…

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio has received yet another award in recognition of its Jumio Authentication solution. The onboarding platform has been named the winner in the Best Use of Biometrics Category at the 2019 Payments Awards, which have recognized top achievements in the payments space for the past seven years. The Biometrics Category specifically recognizes a payments solution…

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…

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