mobile identification

Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

“FacePhi has become one of the authentication industry’s great success stories over the last few years, thanks in large part to its selfie-based authentication solution…” Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi is looking to dramatically extend its presence in the APAC market, announcing a new subsidiary headquartered in South Korea. The aptly-named FacePhi APAC already has…

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…

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…

This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

If there are any themes in this week’s top stories for Mobile ID World, at least one of them would have to be the fight against fraud. It’s a topic that permeates the discussion of one of the most popular recent interviews we’ve had in some time, with the Chief Technical Officer of a leading…

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

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…

Jumio Renews Security Partnership with Monzo

Jumio Renews Security Partnership with Monzo

Jumio has renewed its award-winning partnership with Monzo. The two parties first teamed up back in 2017, with Jumio providing mobile onboarding and identity verification services for the digital bank based in the UK. The new multi-year agreement will solidify that relationship for the foreseeable future. “As Monzo continues to grow, we know that Jumio…

New AMREL Rugged Tablets Feature Suprema Fingerprint Biometrics

New AMREL Rugged Tablets Feature Suprema Fingerprint Biometrics

AMREL has deployed Suprema ID’s BM-Slim2 fingerprint sensor in a pair of rugged biometric tablets. The company has announced that Suprema’s ultra-slim FAP20 scanner is now an integral component of the BIOPTIX 10.1-inch Windows and BioSense 8-inch Android models. The BM-Slim2 is compliant with FBI PIV standards, and offers extremely reliable fingerprint authentication on a…

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,…

Bulgarian Bank Turns to OneSpan for Mobile Security Services

Bulgarian Bank Turns to OneSpan for Mobile Security Services

OneSpan has found a new client for its mobile security services. The company has announced that the United Bulgarian Bank is now using both Cronto and its Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its six-month-old mobile banking app. “We want to improve and expand the use of our digital channels, especially mobile,” said Iliyana Voynova, the…

IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

IDEMIA Launches New Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics Solution for Law Enforcement

“The device can operate wirelessly, with support for 4G/LTE connectivity, and it can operate despite dust, dirt, and strong sunlight.” IDEMIA has launched a new mobile fingerprint identification solution that could prove to be an invaluable aid for law enforcement authorities. Called RapID X1, the handheld device boasts of an FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global is teaming up with Device Authority to make it easier for enterprises to secure and manage a large number of IoT devices. The new partnership will blend Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform with HID Global’s award-winning IdenTrust digital certificate solution. IdenTrust creates identity-based digital certificates that an be used to secure any device connected…

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

“While a notification for Samsung users framed it as an ‘urgent new software update’, it didn’t go into detail about what exactly the patch would do beyond a cryptic note reading ‘Biometrics security patch – Fingerprints’.” Samsung has significantly upgraded the fingerprint scanning software of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, and its plus-sized sibling,…

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,…

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

Mitek Brings Enhanced ID Capture to Desktop Version of Selfie Authentication Solution

“Integrated into partner platforms, the system enables end users to confirm their identities just by taking a selfie photo and a picture of their official identity documents, which it automatically matches.” Mitek has enhanced the desktop version of its selfie-based authentication system, bring its MiSnap solution over from the mobile experience. The company’s technology is…

ISC West: Six Top Turnstile Makers to Showcase HID’s Mobile Access Tech

ISC West: Six Top Turnstile Makers to Showcase HID’s Mobile Access Tech

“Leveraging mobile and cloud technologies at every access point, from turnstiles and elevators to doors, is a crucial part of creating a truly connected security experience in today’s smart building.” – Michael Chaudoin, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Extended Access Technologies business unit, HID Global HID Global has engineered quite a coup for this…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

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