mobile authentication

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…

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio Takes Home a Pair of Stevies at the American Business Awards

Jumio is back on the podium in its ongoing 2019 awards campaign. The company picked up two prizes at the 17th annual American Business Awards, grabbing a Silver Stevie and a Bronze Stevie in the Most Innovative and Fastest Growing Tech Company categories, respectively. The American Business Awards were created to honor American organizations spread…

Aware Issues Strong Q1 Update, Bolstered by Mobile Biometrics Success

Aware Issues Strong Q1 Update, Bolstered by Mobile Biometrics Success

“Knomi is an SDK package designed to enable biometric facial and voice recognition on a standard mobile device, with on-device storage of users’ biometric data.” Aware, Inc. has issued its results for Q1, ended March 31st, showing a strong year-over-year improvement. Revenues came in at $3.7 million, compared to revenues of $2.9 million in the…

Myriad New Phones Feature FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Myriad New Phones Feature FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has placed fingerprint sensors in a slew of new smartphones from leading mobile manufacturers. The new phones include the Kyocera Duraforce Pro2, which features the FPC1145, and the Redmi 7, which boasts the FPC1511. The FPC1511 has also been integrated into a trio of smartphones from Huawei, including the Huawei Y7 2019, the…

LastPass Updates iOS and Android Apps to Enable Mobile Account Recovery

LastPass Updates iOS and Android Apps to Enable Mobile Account Recovery

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

New White Paper Provides Biometric Solutions to Modern Enterprise Security Challenges

New White Paper Provides Biometric Solutions to Modern Enterprise Security Challenges

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

FacePhi Outlines Growth Trajectory with 2018 Full Year Update

FacePhi Outlines Growth Trajectory with 2018 Full Year Update

“The company gained strong market traction in recent years with its flagship selfie-based mobile authentication solution, and last year dramatically expanded its offerings…” FacePhi closed out its 2018 fiscal year with a turnover of €4.48 million, a 66 percent increase, the company has announced. EBITDA, meanwhile, came in at €1,279,804, compared to €855,929 in 2017,…

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google is continuing its pioneering effort to integrate FIDO2 into its various Android platforms. The FIDO Alliance has announced that any phone running Android 7+ can now be used as a FIDO2 security key to log into a Google account. The news comes only two months after the entire Android platform received FIDO2 certification, and…

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

Eighth Argentinian Bank Signs On for FacePhi Biometric Authentication

“The bank is taking advantage of two of FacePhi’s solutions: SelphID, its pioneering selfie-based authentication platform; and Look&Phi, a biometric solution that focuses specifically on the user’s eyes for authentication. “ FacePhi is consolidating its leading position in Argentina. The company has announced that it has a new partner in the country – Banco Supervielle,…

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…

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

HSBC Brings FacePhi Biometric Tech to Uruguay

“The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market, though this isn’t the first time it has worked with the global bank.” FacePhi‘s upwards trajectory continues, with HSBC Uruguay becoming the latest financial services firm to embrace its selfie-based biometric authentication technology. The new partnership marks FacePhi’s first foray into the Uruguayan market,…

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

“Samsung has been trying to keep pace with its in-display fingerprint options in the past few months, and has pushed the technology into a few new devices…” The Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the more powerful smartphones in its price range, but the device has had problems with its in-display fingerprint sensor since it…

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

Goodix Exec: US-China Trade War Slowing Mobile Biometrics Market Growth

The US-China trade war is slowing growth in the mobile biometrics market, suggest comments made by a senior Goodix executive at the latest Mobile World Congress. Speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, Goodix CTO and COO Pi Bo said, “Under the current conditions, it has become very unlikely for Chinese tech companies like us to…

ClinOne Adds Biometric Authentication to its Clinical Research Platform

ClinOne Adds Biometric Authentication to its Clinical Research Platform

“ClinOne’s biometric and multi-factor authentication capabilities significantly increase security and privacy controls around clinical data in the virtual environment.” ClinOne is adding biometric authentication to its clinical research platform. The company has announced that its iOS and Android app now offers support for fingerprint and facial recognition, which will reduce the risk of data breaches…

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard Launches Military-Grade Data Sharing App for Employee Devices

AppGuard has launched a new mobile app that is designed to provide “zero trust” security for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Dubbed TRUSTICA Mobile, the new app creates a unique key to encrypt every single text message, voice message, and file sent through the service.  “Malware and malicious apps can’t steal or expose sensitive…

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