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Hyundai Takes IoT Baby Step with Blue Link App

Hyundai Takes IoT Baby Step with Blue Link App

Hyundai has unveiled a new smartwatch app that will present users with a new way to interact with their Hyundai cars. The Blue Link smartwatch app is available on Google Play for use on Android systems, and the company says an Apple Watch version will be available soon after that smartwatch hits the market. Speaking in…

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Prestigio to Include Intel Security True Key in Mobile Devices

Consumer electronics developer Prestigio has announced that it’s going to be one of the first mobile device makers to integrate Intel Security’s True Key application for products rolling out across the EMEA market. The company is going to debut the app on its Android smartphones and tablets in Russia. True Key is a security platform…

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Today, Sensory has announced the release of its AppLock software through the Google Play Store. Aiming to to offer a solid, convenient and secure solution to the myriad problems with passwords, Sensory’s app can transform any Android phone into a highly customizable strong authentication machine. “Consumers generally find it cumbersome to use PINs or passwords…

iPassport Debuts at CES 2015

iPassport Debuts at CES 2015

The iWallet Corporation is debuting its iPassport at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The iPassport, first announced in the fall of 2014, is essentially a passport holder with digital security features including a biometric touch sensor lock, RFID protection, and a Bluetooth tether that triggers an alarm when the device is moved beyond a certain…

Cloud Authentication Month: Biometrics as a Service

Cloud Authentication Month: Biometrics as a Service

To bring a close to Cloud Authentication Month we are going to look at the exciting world of biometrics technology through the lens of a service model. With the emergence of cloud technology thanks to the rise of mass connectivity, service models have become popular for everything from data storage, to design software and even…

iWallet Offers Consumers Alternative to Mobile Wallet: Actual Wallet

iWallet Offers Consumers Alternative to Mobile Wallet: Actual Wallet

The iWallet Corporation is promoting its line of digitally-enhanced wallets at The Luxury Technology Show in Los Angeles, and has thrown the gloves off in positioning it as a competitor to purely virtual mobile wallets such as the Google Wallet and the forthcoming Apple Pay. In a press release, the company pointed to recent data…

Ford Looks to Put Biometrics In Cars

Ford Looks to Put Biometrics In Cars

Toyota isn’t the only motor company looking to integrate biometrics in to the largest and fastest mobile device you keep in your garage. Patently Apple – a website that reports on patents filed by Tim Cook’s Cupertino company – has come across a new invention from Ford’s Global Technologies division that would see fingerprint sensors…

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with…

Spoofed iPhone 6 Sensor Still Awesome, Says Researcher

Spoofed iPhone 6 Sensor Still Awesome, Says Researcher

Last year, shortly after the launch of Touch ID, Apple’s smartphone fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, Marc Rogers spoofed it. In a blog post at the time, Rogers – principal security researcher at Lookout – explained why he did it, how he did it and why the post-password solution still had a place in…

Apple Puts Biometrics In the Hands of Over 10 Million Customers

Apple Puts Biometrics In the Hands of Over 10 Million Customers

The numbers are in today from Apple regarding iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales over the weekend. According to a press release from the company, the number of devices sold exceeds 10 million, breaking previous records. In terms of identity management, this record breaking sales weekend is exceptional because each of those 10 million…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Android-based Credential and Biometric Reader

Today, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

Biometrics and the Car of the Future

Biometrics and the Car of the Future

Toyota is present at the Aspen Ideas Festival – an annual international gathering of thought leaders that runs from June 27 to July 3 –  and its vision of a safer automotive future includes biometrics, wearable technology and automated vehicle technologies. The auto manufacturer is hosting the “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit where it…

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

Mobile Multi-Modal Month – Feature One: The Primer

This month, in celebration of some big changes happening at our sister site findBIOMETRICS, we here at Mobile ID World will be joining in the investigative festivities of Multi-Modal Month. fB published its usual primer on the topic, but seeing as mobility has really come into its own over the past twelve months in terms…

Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

Apple Opens Touch ID to App Developers

At yesterday’s WWDC Apple unveiled iOS 8: the operating system that will ship with the next generation of iPad and iPhone devices. The announcement corroborated previous speculative reports that Apple’s biometric fingerprint sensor will be featured on all upcoming non-iPod devices for the year, with the opening of Touch ID to app developers. The ramifications…

Anti-Spoofing is a Key Feature in AGNITiO’s New KIVOX 4.1

Anti-Spoofing is a Key Feature in AGNITiO’s New KIVOX 4.1

When it comes to strong mobile authentication, especially for consumers, one of the biggest commodities is anti-spoofing. Almost immediately after the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5S – the proverbial pistol shot that started the race for smartphone biometric solutions – a German hacker group by the name of Chaos Computer Club broke through the biometric…

Battle of the Fingerprint Sensor Smartphones

Battle of the Fingerprint Sensor Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way to store shelves this month, and with the HTC One M8 officially without a fingerprint sensor, smartphone customers wanting to authenticate with their unique biometric digits are going to be faced with a familiar choice: Android or iOS? Thankfully, Tanner Marsh has made a preview video on…

AGNITiO Now Providing Demos For KIVOX Mobile Voice Biometrics

AGNITiO Now Providing Demos For KIVOX Mobile Voice Biometrics

Now that the dust has settled on the fingerprint fever that followed in the wake of the iPhone 5S and its Touch ID biometric lock, other strong authentication modalities are making viable claims on next generation mobile security. Prior to the iPhone 5S launch, research experts were pointing to biometric software that leverages existing smartphone…

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint And Vital Biometrics Confirmed With Official Announcement

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint And Vital Biometrics Confirmed With Official Announcement

It is finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting and speculation, today during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung officially unveiled it’s new flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S5, complete with the expected fingerprint scanner and a surprise heart rate monitor. Keeping up with Apple’s iPhone 5S in terms of strong…

Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Bluetooth Fingerprint Biometrics, A Tri-Biometric Handheld, Multifactor Authentication From Microsoft – Mobile ID World Industry News Roundup: Feb 10-14

Accessibility has always been synonymous with mobility, and this past week at Mobile ID World there has been no shortage of news in regards to breaking down adoption barriers and eliminating user friction in terms of new authentication. Right away DigitalPersona announced the selection of its TouchChip TCS1 fingerprint sensor by Toplink Pacific Pte. for…

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