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Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…

eSignature System Aspires to Ease of Use, Installation

eSignature System Aspires to Ease of Use, Installation

Digital technology developer Wacom has announced a new digital signature apparatus that will allow users to easily and intuitively sign electronic documents. The DTU-1141 consists of a 10.6″ LCD display and an electronic pen that is pressure-sensitive enough to create a forensically traceable biometric profile. The system is intended for use by public or private…

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

Biometric authentication solutions provider ImageWare Systems has teamed up with Extenua, Inc., an enterprise cloud storage specialist, to develop a new cloud storage system for enterprise applications. The companies are calling their Cloud2Drive system “the first end-to-end enterprise secure cloud storage, data encryption and multi-modal biometric identity management platform for office and mobile devices.” It’s…

BioCatch Wins Patent for Behavioural Biometrics Authentication System

BioCatch Wins Patent for Behavioural Biometrics Authentication System

Israel-based behavioral biometrics developer BioCatch has received approval for a major US patent. The company says that the patent, “System, device, and method of detecting identity of a user of a mobile electronic device,” is the basis for its authentication technology. BioCatch’s system is mobile-based, authenticating users for mobile payment and banking transactions via what the…

Unlock Your Phone Harry Potter-Style

Unlock Your Phone Harry Potter-Style

Israel-based biometric security developer OS New Horizon Ltd. has announced a new security app for mobile phones. The OSIGUARD app, available from the Google Play Store, adds a biometric layer of security via motion capture. The app works by tracking the user’s personal in-air phone movement – a signature that the user creates essentially by…

Vital Biometrics Month: I Heart Authentication

Vital Biometrics Month: I Heart Authentication

As you might have gathered from our Vital Biometrics Month primer, when it comes to a body’s natural processes, there are some very far out applications in terms of technology. From healthy living, to monitoring astronauts during missions to helping curate an EDM concert, the measurements of the heart open up a ton of exciting…

TSI Wins Patent for Cryptographic Biometric Technology

TSI Wins Patent for Cryptographic Biometric Technology

Transaction Security, Inc. (TSI) has been granted an important patent for cryptographic biometric technology it has been developing for several years. Its Crypto-Sign technology revolves around the integration of biometric identification sensors into mobile devices, and storing that data in an encrypted form locally, on the device itself. Company spokespeople say that their aim is to…

No Heart Rate Headphones For iPhone 6

No Heart Rate Headphones For iPhone 6

Recently the Internet has been ablaze with rumors that the next iPhone would be shipping with a special type of earbuds that would extend the biometrics on the flagship smartphone from security into the realm of active living. An anonymous tipster claiming to be a former Apple employee shared the bogus idea on the social…

Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Smartphones as Credentials, Invisible Authentication Factors, and Why Not To Give Up on Fingerprints – Industry News Roundup: September 23-27

Mobility is continuing to find footholds in interesting ways thanks to BYOD and near field communications (NFC) this week, with continued promises of smartphone-as-credential technology. Last week it was Suprema operating partner Entertec, this week is was Ingersoll Rand working closely with Iris ID (formerly LG Iris). On Monday Ingersoll Rand announced aptiQmobile, a cloud…

Biometric BYOD Deployment From SutiSoft

Biometric BYOD Deployment From SutiSoft

Thanks to Apple’s Touch ID for iPhone 5S and the resulting press surrounding it, mobility and biometrics are entering a period of renewed interest now that the maker of Mac has given their complicated relationship a shot in the arm. Fingerprint Cards AB went on record with exactly how rejuvenated it thinks this relationship has…