mobile authentication

Volopa Leverages Onfido Tech for Customer Onboarding

Volopa Leverages Onfido Tech for Customer Onboarding

Volopa has become the latest FinTech company to take advantage of Onfido‘s biometric and document reading technology for customer onboarding. Based in London, Volopa is the operator of multiple white label prepaid card programs in the European Economic Area, and also offers money transfer services through its platform. As such, it’s very much in line…

OnePlus to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Next Smartphone

OnePlus to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Next Smartphone

“The company has not yet indicated which biometrics company is supplying the fingerprint sensor technology, though Goodix and Synaptics have emerged as the leading providers this year with their integrations into devices from Vivo and Huawei.” OnePlus is poised to become the next major smartphone maker to implement in-display fingerprint scanning. The Shenzhen-based company has…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Featured in Trio of New OPPO Devices

Fingerprint Cards Tech Featured in Trio of New OPPO Devices

OPPO has launched three new smartphones, and they all feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. The highest-profile new integration is in the F9, a new smartphone that offers extremely fast charging as its key selling point, with OPPO claiming the phone can support two hours of talk on a five-minute charge. It also features a…

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

“In-display fingerprint scanning eliminates the need for a physical home button, which means that phone makers can make the device’s display take up almost the whole front face of the device without having to move the fingerprint scanner to the rear face of the phone.” Vivo is expanding its use of in-display fingerprint scanning technology,…

Face ID Protects Healthcare Focused Spending App

Face ID Protects Healthcare Focused Spending App

“…while fingerprint authentication is supported, too, with Apple widely expected to make Face ID the standard biometric security system of its forthcoming devices, it’s a timely move on CareCredit’s part.” CareCredit, the provider of a credit card tailored for healthcare and wellness spending, is taking advantage of biometric security in its mobile app. The upgraded…

Costco Support Points to Growing Legitimacy of Apple Pay

Costco Support Points to Growing Legitimacy of Apple Pay

Costco shoppers can now use Apple Pay to make their purchases across the US. The support applies to all 750 of the bulk retailer’s outlets across the country, and Costco says it’s also planning to enable Apple Pay support at its gas stations. It’s the latest big breakthrough for Apple in terms of getting major…

Apple Pay Has 252 Million Users And Counting: Loup Ventures

Apple Pay Has 252 Million Users And Counting: Loup Ventures

About 31 percent of active iPhone users are also using Apple Pay, Apple’s biometrically secured digital payments platform, according to a new estimate from Loup Ventures. And the firm predicts this number will rise substantially. In a new post on its website, the investment firm says Apple will lead the charge for digital wallets more…

FPC Biometrics Featured on New Blackberry Smartphones

FPC Biometrics Featured on New Blackberry Smartphones

“In the Evolve and Evolve X, the sensors are rear-mounted, supporting biometric user authentication together with a face unlock system. “ Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Blackberry licensee Optiemus Infracom. The Indian company’s new phone, the Evolve, is a budget offering, priced at about $365, and…

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

“Android 9 highlights another major tech trend, too: The growing prominence of biometric security.” Google has launched the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, and is placing a strong focus on artificial intelligence this time around. In announcing Android 9 Pie on its blog, Google explained that its AI technology is designed to…

VCSEL Orders Point to New Face-Scanning iPhones: Report

VCSEL Orders Point to New Face-Scanning iPhones: Report

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung has brought its iris recognition technology to the tablet. The company has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it looks like the device relies primarily on iris scanning for user authentication. It doesn’t even feature a fingerprint sensor. Curiously, in its announcement of the device, Samsung scarcely mentioned its iris scanner. Nor…

Trulioo Launches GlobalGateway in the Philippines

Trulioo Launches GlobalGateway in the Philippines

Trulioo has launched its GlobalGateway platform in the Philippines. The platform is designed to facilitate mobile identity verification through its use of both document reading and facial recognition. Like similar solutions such as Jumio’s Netverify platform, GlobalGateway applies this technology through a standard mobile camera, allowing for an inexpensive, convenient, and reliable means of customer…

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

FIDO Technical Director Offers Clarity on Attestation

FIDO Technical Director Offers Clarity on Attestation

The FIDO Alliance‘s Technical Director, Adam Powers, is seeking to clarify a confusing matter in a new post on the organization’s website: Attestation. The term is often confused with “assertion,” an operation that occurs during an authentication transaction. “Attestation,” rather, refers to something that happens when a user registers for a digital service. In that…

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform has a new backer: London-based mobile security specialist Entersekt has announced that it’s now offering Mobile Connect to its institutional customers. The platform is designed to offer mobile users a single sign on solution for a range of services, identifying users primarily by their phone numbers, with additional authentication factors,…

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

Just a few years ago, biometric authentication was something of a novelty for consumers. Now, it’s in more consumer tech products than ever, and its upwards trajectory remains solidly in place – particularly in the mobile sector. Nevertheless, mobile biometrics tech is also at a turning point, with conventional fingerprint scanning starting to look just…

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Korean Researchers Develop Transparent and Flexible Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

Korean Researchers Develop Transparent and Flexible Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor

“As the researchers explain, transparent fingerprint sensor technology ‘is highly sought after’ given the growing prevalence of biometric security on smartphones and smartwatches, and device makers’ interest in maximizing screen space. “ Korean researchers have developed a capacitive fingerprint sensor technology that is both transparent and flexible. As outlined in a paper for Nature Communications,…

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