mobile authentication

Egis Technology Brings Full Line of Fingerprint Sensors to MWC19

Egis Technology Brings Full Line of Fingerprint Sensors to MWC19

Egis Technology’s full line of fingerprint sensors is currently on display at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Guests can find the company at Booth 1C80 in Hall 1 in Fira Gran Via until the conference concludes on February 28.  Egis is one of the world’s leading developers of fingerprint recognition technology. As a longstanding…

Onfido Brings Trusted Identity to 2nd Address

Onfido Brings Trusted Identity to 2nd Address

“To register for the platform, users need only to upload a facial image and pictures of official ID. Onfido’s system can then use facial recognition technology to confirm that the images match, verifying the user’s identity.” Onfido has another new client in the sharing economy market: 2nd Address, a kind of Airbnb for business professionals,…

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

Aware’s Q4 Update Reports Steady Growth

“…the company attributed the growth mostly to “higher service sales”, with “higher software maintenance sales and lower costs” also playing a role.” Aware, Inc. has posted its results for the quarter ended December 31st, showing steady growth. The company saw revenues of $4.1 million in the quarter, compared to $3.1 million in Q4 of 2017.…

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

RV Sharing Platform to Use Onfido Authentication

Onfido has attained another new client in the growing car sharing market: RVShare.com has opted for its identity verification solution. Based in the US, RVShare operates a network of 60,000 trailer and motorhome owners offering to rent out their vehicles. And as with any other contemporary vehicle-sharing platform, the company faces a strong need to…

Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

Jumio Adds iBeta Level-2 Certified Liveness Detection to Selfie-Based Solution

“With this technology now integrated into one of the most popular and successful mobile onboarding and authentication solution on the market, client organizations and end users will have access to a sophisticated authentication solution offering an unprecedented level of security.” Jumio has empowered its selfie-based authentication platform with the market’s only iBeta Level-1 and Level-2…

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Mobile Biometric Retail Payments Come to Romania

Romania is getting its first biometric payment system thanks to a new partnership between Wirecard and Oney Bank. The two organizations will collaborate on Well.com, a mobile app that will allow customers to use their fingerprints or a QR code to authorize payments in Auchan Retail stores throughout the country. “Payment methods are continuously improving…

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting that 70 percent of organizations will implement such systems by the year 2022. The trend will allow employees to use their phones to…

Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

“Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.” Iris biometrics specialist IrisGuard is entering the healthcare market through a collaboration with Patientory, a San Francisco-based provider of a healthcare-focused blockchain network. The companies are focusing on patient identification, with IrisGuard’s EyePay Phone technology…

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Latvia-based eID specialist X Infotech has been acquired by Silverlake Axis (or “SAL”), a Malaysian FinTech solutions provider focused on the BFSI, retail, and logistics industries. Announcing the acquisition in a statement, SAL did not disclose its fiscal details, but indicated that it now possesses 80 percent equity in SIA X Infotech Group. Its CEO,…

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Yoti to Provide Secure Verification for Noku TokenRaise Blockchain Platform

Noku TokenRaise is partnering with Yoti to give more people access to its blockchain technology. In a press release, the two companies announced that Noku TokenRaise customers will now be able to share verified information through Yoti’s secure digital identification app, which leverages facial recognition and document reading for authentication, making it even easier for…

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

Yoti Details Compliance Record in Ongoing Commitment to Transparency

Yoti Details Compliance Record in Ongoing Commitment to Transparency

In the world of mobile security, Yoti has long been one of the more outspoken voices calling for greater corporate transparency, regularly boasting that it places the interests of its community above all other considerations. That commitment is reflected in the company’s latest blog post, which details some of the compliance measures that Yoti follows…

Apple Pay Now Supported by Almost Three-Quarters of Top 100 US Merchants

Apple Pay Now Supported by Almost Three-Quarters of Top 100 US Merchants

More major US retailers have come onboard in supporting Apple Pay, its biometrically secured digital wallet. Apple has announced that support for its mobile payments platform will be in place at all 1,850 Target stores in the country “in the coming weeks,” according to a statement. And Apple Pay support has also been implemented at…

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and accordingly the GSMA has named the nominees for its Global Mobile Awards, or GLOMO Awards. As always, technological innovation is the through line across a wide-ranging gamut of categories and nominated solutions. And as usual, some big names are in the mix: In the category of…

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

“The end result is an authentication system in which an end user takes pictures of the front and rear of a barcoded identity document, as well as a selfie; then, facial recognition technology compares the images to verify the user’s identity.” Toronto-based Applied Recognition and New York’s Intellicheck are putting their heads together to offer…

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico unveiled a new product in its security key lineup at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and offered a sneak peak at another. First things first: Security Key NFC, the latest offering, is available now. It features a USB-A interface, and, as the name, suggests, it also supports contactless operation over NFC. That means users…

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