mobile authentication

Biggest LATAM Investment Bank Leverages Jumio Tech for Onboarding

Biggest LATAM Investment Bank Leverages Jumio Tech for Onboarding

“[Jumio]’s solution combines facial recognition and document reading technology to verify the identities of end users, allowing financial services firms like BTG Pactual to automate the digital onboarding process while maintaining security and adhering to KYC requirements.” BTG Pactual has become the latest bank to embrace Jumio‘s biometric customer onboarding technology. Based in Brazil, BTG…

New Pixel 4 XL Renders Hint at In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

“The Pixel 4 XL, as depicted in the new renders, has an almost full-size screen, with a small bezel on the bottom of the device’s front face, and a somewhat thicker top bezel that appears to house dual cameras and two other sensors.” New renders of the Google’s next big Pixel smartphone are further making…

Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico Extends Partner Program for iOS-friendly Security Key

Yubico is expanding the Partner Preview Program for its forthcoming security key solution designed for lightning ports on Apple’s mobile devices. The solution was first announced last August. Formerly called “YubiKey for Lightning”, the now-rebranded “YubiKey 5Ci” is aimed at enabling YubiKey security key support on Apple’s mobile devices thanks to its use of the…

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad users can now sign into their Google accounts using an Android smartphone for second-factor authentication. It’s a development building on Google’s FIDO2 certification for Android 7+, which enabled any devices running on the mobile operating system to act as FIDO2 security keys back in April. This meant that signing into Google on a laptop…

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

Biometric Voting Startup Voatz Lands $7 Million in Series-A Funding

The mobile voting startup Voatz has received $7 million in series-A funding from a group led by Medici Ventures and Techstars, with additional contributions from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners. The money will be used to make Voatz more accessible, and to upgrade its security as it trials the platform in more jurisdictions.…

Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

As always, there’s a pretty considerable topical range to this week’s assortment of top stories from Mobile ID World, spanning smartphones, wearables, enterprise IT, and even workplace safety. But this week’s batch of our top five articles also entails two clearly discernible trends… One is something we see a lot in the contemporary tech scene:…

Password Manager Upgrades with BioID Face Biometrics

Password Manager Upgrades with BioID Face Biometrics

TESIS SYSware has upgraded its password manager, “ASPR”, with the help of BioID’s facial recognition tech. The automated password service is designed for enterprise level clients, with BioID providing liveness detection to prevent fraudsters from taking advantage of the reset process. The BioID integration is device and platform agnostic, making it ideal for companies with…

FPC Scores Three Biometrics Integrations with Japanese Smartphone Brands

FPC Scores Three Biometrics Integrations with Japanese Smartphone Brands

“This latest batch of integrations comes soon after multiple other smartphone integration announcements from Fingerprint Cards, whose biometric technology has also been incorporated into recent devices from OPPO, Honor, Sharp, and others.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in three new smartphone models, the company has announced. In announcing the biometrics integrations, Fingerprints did not…

Touch ID Could Make In-Display Comeback in 2020: Barclays Analysts

Touch ID Could Make In-Display Comeback in 2020: Barclays Analysts

“It would be a surprising move for Apple after the company dropped fingerprint scanning in its pivot to 3D facial recognition, but Apple has gestured in this direction in recent patents…” Analysts with Barclays have laid out some predictions for Apple’s 2019 and 2020 iPhones, and they include a potential comeback for Touch ID. The…

Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week’s Top Stories

Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week’s Top Stories

There was a wide range of news this week on Mobile ID World, and the latest roundup of our top stories exemplifies that. Nevertheless, a careful look at this week’s top five articles can discern at least one important trend: Digital identity is an increasingly important focus area across a number of industries. This is…

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

‘The digital IDs would theoretically make it easier to open and access accounts in brick-and-mortar institutions like banks and digital business like social media or online retail…’ Mastercard and Samsung are teaming up to provide customers with secure digital identities that will be stored on people’s smartphones. The new IDs are designed for both in-person…

The Ticket Bank Uses Yoti Tech for Secure Authentication

The Ticket Bank Uses Yoti Tech for Secure Authentication

“Yoti’s biometric selfie authentication tech provides password-free authentication for the Ticket Bank website…” Yoti is providing secure authentication services for a new charity working to make the arts more accessible. The charity in question is called The Ticket Bank, and it gathers spare tickets to events like concerts, sporting events, and the theatre, and then…

Shortly After Launch, Samsung Enhances In-Display Fingerprint Scanning on Galaxy A70

Shortly After Launch, Samsung Enhances In-Display Fingerprint Scanning on Galaxy A70

“It’s the second recent effort on Samsung’s part to improve fingerprint scanning after a product’s launch…” Samsung is once again enhancing the biometric capabilities of one of its smartphones through a software update. The update has been rolling out to Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one of Samsung’s first mid-range devices to benefit…

Yoti Approved for Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Convenience Stores

Yoti Approved for Age-Restricted Purchases in UK Convenience Stores

Yoti users can now use the app for age-restricted purchases at convenience stores in the UK. The news comes after the Association of Convenience Stores agreed to recognize Yoti’s digital IDs, making it the first smartphone-based ID solution to make its way to Britain’s brick and mortar corner stores. To implement the system, Yoti will…

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

The booming biometrics market has seen a lot of success stories over the last several years, but in the financial services sector, FacePhi is one that really stands out. The Spain-based firm was one of the first to wholeheartedly embrace the concept of selfie-based authentication via facial recognition, launching its flagship Selphi authentication solution back…

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