mobile identification

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL has launched a new smartphone module that can turn an ordinary Samsung smartphone into a rugged biometric device. Dubbed the BioFlex S, the new solution combines a rugged AMREL case with the BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner from Suprema ID, and is designed primarily for use in law enforcement. “We have created a versatile,…

HID Global Launches New Cloud-Based IAM Platform

HID Global Launches New Cloud-Based IAM Platform

HID Global has announced the launch of a new cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) platform. Dubbed the HID Authentication Service, the platform is intended as a comprehensive security solution that will make it easier for other organizations to comply with new regulatory standards like GDPR, PSD2, and the California Privacy Act. The Authentication Service…

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…

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

“The ECG data from the Health app can be shared as a PDF with physicians, potentially enabling diagnosis and treatment for conditions that otherwise might have gone undetected.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s latest iPhones…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

New Huawei Flagship Features In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

New Huawei Flagship Features In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

Huawei has a new flagship phone, and Goodix‘s fingerprints are all over it. The new Huawei P30, and the larger P30 Pro, is the latest high-profile smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. And China-based Goodix is once again the supplier of Huawei’s biometric technology, further cementing its leading position in a mobile market that…

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung is bringing in-display fingerprint scanning to at least one mid-range smartphone, signalling that this could become a mainstay feature in the company’s overall mobile lineup. The newly-announced Galaxy A70 smartphone (pictured above) echoes the recent flagship Galaxy S10 in some other ways, too. There’s a strong focus on imaging, with the A70 sporting a…

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

Apple Innovates on the Credit Card Concept with Biometric Security, Daily Cash Back

“A titanium physical card will also be available for shopping in stores, but the card won’t feature a card number, CVV, signature, or even an expiry date – all of that information will need to be accessed from the iPhone.” The rumors were true: Among its other announcements this week, Apple has unveiled a new…

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

“The smartphones offer the latest indication that in-display fingerprint scanning is an important new trend, with multiple smartphone makers having followed Vivo’s lead over the past year…” Vivo has launched a new pair of smartphones in the China market, further spreading the in-display fingerprint scanner trend that it started with last year’s Vivo X20 Plus…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Two New Huawei Phones

Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensors, both in devices from Huawei. In a statement, Fingerprints suggested that the new Huawei Y9 is using an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor model. Reflecting another, increasingly popular trend in mobile biometrics, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, making it a multi-modal device. Meanwhile, the…

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…

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

“We are focused on capturing numerous opportunities before us and evolving the company under new leadership to increase shareholder value. We thank Rick for his contributions to Synaptics.” Nelson Chan, Executive Chairman of the Board, Synaptics With Synaptics‘ leadership anticipating lower revenues than had been hoped for the third fiscal quarter, the company has announced…

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Apple Patents Illustrate Face ID Enhancements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Jumio has received a second 2019 award from the Business Intelligence Group. The Identity as a Service provider has announced that it has been named a winner in the inaugural BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards, an accolade that will pair nicely with the BIG Innovation Award Jumio received earlier in the year. The Artificial Intelligence…

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

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…

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

Numerous New Smartphones Feature FPC Sensors

Numerous New Smartphones Feature FPC Sensors

“The new batch of integrations highlights the continuing importance of the mobile biometrics market to Fingerprints’ business, even as the company seeks to expand into new areas such as biometric payment cards.” A slew of new smartphones feature Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology, the company has announced. The devices come from a range of smartphone brands.…

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