mobile authentication

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

Mobile ID World recently caught up with Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi, for an interview about the facial recognition company’s recent activity. The conversation begins with talk about the effect Apple’s Face ID has had on the mobile face biometrics market at large, as well as the substantial growth FacePhi has seen over recent…

IdentityX Empowers Akbank to Achieve Biometric First in Turkey

IdentityX Empowers Akbank to Achieve Biometric First in Turkey

“This is one of the fastest-growing user adoptions we have seen globally.” -Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon Daon has a big new client in Turkey, with Akbank leveraging its IdentityX solution to become the first bank in the country to enable customer authentication via facial recognition. In announcing the deployment, the companies noted that Brand Finance…

Melissa Launches Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Melissa Launches Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

California-based Melissa has officially launched its new selfie-based onboarding solution. At its essence, the eIDV (for “Electronic ID Verification”) platform is similar to other recent selfie-based mobile authentication systems, combining document reading and facial recognition technology to remotely scan an end user’s ID document and match the face it depicts to that of the user,…

South Africa’s Capitec Bank Chooses Daon’s IdentityX for Multimodal Authentication

South Africa’s Capitec Bank Chooses Daon’s IdentityX for Multimodal Authentication

“[IdentityX] has proven highly popular in the financial services sector over the last few years…” Another financial institution has opted to take advantage of Daon‘s IdentityX mobile authentication platform. The company has announced that South Africa’s Capitec Bank has signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate with Daon over IdentityX. In a statement announcing the partnership, the…

Jumio Wins Two Golden Bridge Awards

Jumio Wins Two Golden Bridge Awards

Jumio has won two Golden Bridge Awards in recognition of its Netverify authentication solution. The company took a Bronze award in the category of “Security Solution for Enterprise (Large) Innovations”, and a Gold award in “Access Compliance and Risk Management Innovations”, with judges evidently appreciating the platform’s utility for easy customer authentication and onboarding. Netverify…

Post-Password Authentication Solution Comes to BlackBerry Marketplace

Post-Password Authentication Solution Comes to BlackBerry Marketplace

“In the era of mobility, smart devices and BYOD, having strong enterprise security is of paramount importance and with this new integration NoPassword will make it easier for end users to securely login to BlackBerry Dynamics.” -Yaser Madoudnia, CEO, NoPassword NoPassword has delivered its authentication app to the BlackBerry Marketplace, allowing BlackBerry Dynamics users to replace…

Samsung Rushing New In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Phones to Market: Report

Samsung Rushing New In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Phones to Market: Report

Samsung is feeling the heat from rival smartphone makers that have pioneered in-display fingerprint scanning this year, and is fast-tracking a new pair of devices to stay competitive in the China market, suggests a new report from SamMobile. Citing a “China-based leakster”, the report says that Samsung’s new devices, called the Galaxy P30 and the…

CallVU Call Center Security Solution Leverages Mobile Biometrics for Caller Authentication

CallVU Call Center Security Solution Leverages Mobile Biometrics for Caller Authentication

“The system can utilize the fingerprint readers that are now common across contemporary smartphone devices, or take advantage of software-driven facial recognition, or both, depending on a given organization’s needs.” Tel Aviv-based CallVU has announced a new identity verification system for call centers that is designed to leverage mobile biometrics. It’s a straightforward idea. Using…

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

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…

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