Security

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

Mini Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Extend Healthcare in Developing World

A team of British postgraduate researchers have designed a miniature fingerprint scanner for use in healthcare in the developing world, according to a Reuters report. The researchers have dubbed the device Simprints, and are working with NGOs to test different models as they prepare for pilot testing next January in Bangladesh. The core function of the Simprints…

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard Emphasizes Importance of Biometrics, Tokenization

MasterCard has been speaking about its digital securitization efforts at this year’s Risk to Reward conference in London, according to a Business Reporter article by Joanne Frearson. To that end, the company says it’s developing fingerprint and facial biometric systems. “The future is moving towards biometrics,” said Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard’s president of enterprise security solutions.…

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

This past week at Mobile ID World we brought you top stories regarding the Internet of Things, Samsung’s smartphone rebound, the Apple Watch launch and the benefits biometics bring when paired with mobility. Internet of Things This week in IoT news we saw a lot of forward thinking. Could Twitter be an avenue for end…

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

The mobile security solution that Trustonic has developed for Samsung KNOX now has an SDK available for download, Trustonic has announced. Trustonic for KNOX is designed to offer a highly advanced security platform for both app developers and service providers working with Samsung devices. It uses Trustonic’s TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) in concert with hardware…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Touch ID Integrated Into Digital Insight Banking Apps

Digital Insight, a digital solutions provider for the financial services sector, has taken another step into the world of biometric security. The company has announced that it’s going to start integrating Touch ID security into its clients’ mobile banking apps. Touch ID is, of course, the fingerprint-scanning system now embedded on all new mobile Apple…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

IMID Mobile Stands Out at ISC West

FST Biometrics  received major accolades at this year’s ISC West conference. The company was spotlighted for its IMID Mobile solution, winning the 2015 Security Sales & Integration MVP award in recognition of the product’s impact on integrators, and an Honorable Mention in the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase. The company’s IMID (In-Motion Identification)…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

Usher Platform Aims to Make Apple Watch a Password Replacement

The Apple Watch hits the market today, and there’s already an enterprise mobile management-style platform to go along with it. The new system comes by way of MicroStrategy, which today announced its new product, MicroStrategy Usher. The system uses the Apple Watch’s unique features – such as Force Touch, Notifications, and Glances – to integrate…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

Webinar: Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control

Biometric technology is playing an increasingly important role in the global access control market, which is on track to reach $10.4 billion by 2020. Driven by a need for increased security due to concerns of crime and terrorism, biometrics fit the bill when it comes to locking down critical areas. At the same time, new…

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

YubiKey Devices Now Compatible with Google Drive for Work

Online identity security specialist Yubico has announced that its U2F-compliant devices are now compatible with Google Drive for Work. U2F Security Key, YubiKey Edge, and YubiKey NEO can all now be used for two-factor authentication with the Google Drive for Work Admin console. It’s good news for IT administrators, who will now be able to…

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

A new survey by 451 Research indicates that Apple Pay is “gaining momentum”, the tech market research company says. The mPayment platform is even apparently displacing PayPal. A quarter of the survey respondents who own smartphones said they expect to use an mPayment app sometime in the following 90 days – a six-point increase from a…

Good Technology to Use Trustonic TEE Solution

Good Technology to Use Trustonic TEE Solution

Trustonic has found a market partner for its Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology. Good Technology will employee Trustonic’s TEE solution in its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. This marks the Trustonic’s first entry into the EMM market. The company’s use of Intercede’s over-the-air remote activation and biometric-ready features in its TEE system, along with the…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometric Authentication in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Tactivo Approved for Swedish Healthcare Prescription System

Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo readers have been approved for use with Pascal, a medical prescription tool used in Sweden’s healthcare system. Swedish healthcare professionals will now be able to use their SITHS-cards to log in to the system through their iPhones and iPads. The company’s Tactivo readers are essentially casings for iPhones and iPads that can…

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

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