Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:57:20 GMTDemand for different types of biometric authentication has risen significantly since 2014, with iris scanning moving ahead of fingerprint technology to the top of Intelligent Environments’ 2016 Future Password Index (FPI).
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:31:56 GMTAs a result of advancements in mobile phone technology, consumers have come to embrace biometrics as a means of secure authentication.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:15:43 GMTBiometrics is becoming more mainstream at credit unions. The technology, while not exactly new, is driven by the need to authenticate members and staff accurately and effortlessly.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:54:23 GMTWhile the finger print scanner and even the iris scanner in some cases, were deemed to be very latest feature of premium handsets, the scenario seems to have changed considerably now.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:58:33 GMTThe scale of the online fraud problem in the UK was laid bare recently when a report published in The Times revealed that five million Britons had to cancel their credit cards in 2015 as a result of cybercrime.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:19:39 GMTThe technological advancements in 21st century have provided people with the access to top notch security tools such as smartphones, for their privacy.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:15:22 GMTTraditional biometrics are fingers and eyes. But there are many others including finger and hand geometry recognition (the 3D geometry of a finger), gait biometrics (your walking style), odour, vein, and even typing recognition.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:37:37 GMTThe Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:41:42 GMTThe Biometrics Institute has marked its 15-year anniversary by restating its commitment to promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent, international user group.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:08:17 GMTIt’s supposed to take security to a whole new level: using fingerprints and handprints to access buildings and smartphones. But what happens when someone can use your fingerprint without you even realizing it?
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:13:14 GMTAs the world becomes increasingly more digital, the number of passwords people have to manage is becoming a serious problem.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:36:06 GMTSenegal has become the first country in the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, to issue biometric ID cards to citizens.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:17:25 GMTMastercard has announced the European rollout of Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics such as fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a cardholder’s identity.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:38:05 GMTThe Bangladesh government is issuing national ID cards with biometric details to citizens this week following the inauguration of the Election Commission (EC)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 17:47:06 GMTA biometric sensor is a transducer, which converts the biometric input signal of its user into an electrical signal. In order to authenticate any biometric measurement, a biometric sensor is required to scan the user's fingerprint or voice or face in the hardware set.
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 15:42:00 GMTAs digital transformation continues across all industries, the need for an increasing number of passwords is becoming problematic.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:28:37 GMTMarketers have long been talking about the importance of personalisation, and many are now starting to make use of big data analytics as a way to personalise campaigns and generate positive results.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:12:16 GMTAdvances in payment technology not only have the potential to improve payment security, but also user experience.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:16 GMTVerifone Systems, one of the U.S.’s largest makers of taxi meters, is giving the cab a 21st-century makeover.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:38 GMTThis report analyses global biometrics technology market in order to provide in-depth information related global demand supply, technology and regional market trends.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:10:29 GMTChase has quietly stopped asking for passwords for sensitive transfers on its mobile app, concluding that a fingerprint-scan is quite sufficient.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:23:23 GMTIndia could make it mandatory for tech giants like Apple and Google to develop products linking to its biometrics-backed unique ID project.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:25:18 GMTToday marked Apple’s annual September launch event, and the Cupertino company used the highly anticipated platform to launched three major products.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:24:12 GMTToday, more manufacturers of connected devices are looking at using biometrics for security reasons. They are using these new technologies to help protect your devices from hackers.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:54:05 GMTHSBC joins Mastercard in offering selfie verification - but is this biometric just a more risky, less secure gimmick?
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 16:32:55 GMTUnderlining the importance of biometric security as a factor in big banks’ battle with disruptive upstarts, Standard Chartered bank has launched an ambitious roll-out of biometric authentication systems this year for clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 17:32:21 GMTGlobal mobile biometrics market growth is forecast to be primarily driven by healthcare industry (EHRs, HIEs) and software segment along with support from growing demand for smart devices, government initiatives, and increasing penetration of e-commerce and mobile transactions.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:50:25 GMT125 years ago an Argentinian criminologist systematically took fingerprints of prisoners. Today there is a wealth of biometric information which police officers can collect: DNA, sounds, pictures and data.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:22:18 GMTUsing biometrics as a security mechanism, especially where mobile payments are concerned, is a great idea.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:02:53 GMTAfghanistan’s telecommunications regulator wants to soon start linking biometrics to new SIM card registrations, to improve national security.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:06:09 GMTSamsung is considering bringing fingerprint and cardiac sensors to the Gear Fit and iris scanning to the Galaxy VR, if a newly revealed patent filing offers any indication.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:03:01 GMTCustomers of the Commercial Bank of Qatar will soon have the chance to withdraw cash from ATMs via biometric scanning.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:24:16 GMTMeasuring multiple biometric factors can help mitigate these accuracy issues.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:23:15 GMTSingapore, Malaysia and Indonesia Wednesday agreed that the systematic exchange of biometric information like fingerprints on known militants and terror convicts is a key priority in the fight against terrorism.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:12:33 GMTIris recognition was thrust into the limelight last week with the launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note7.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 18:03:34 GMTThe Olympics is the best opportunity for athletes to step into the spotlight and showcase their skills.
Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:27:57 GMTTokyo-based startup Liquid offers a payment system using a fingerprint, an alternative to mobile-payment systems with smartphones from Apple or Samsung.
Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:10:34 GMTPakistan’s Safwat Ghayur Shaheed Memorial Children Hospital, at Haji Camp in Peshawar, now has a biometric attendance tracking system for staff.
Thu, 4 Aug 2016 16:35:07 GMTCommercial Bank Qatar has announced plans to roll out a new technology that allows customers to access CBQ ATMs via finger vein scans.
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:25:46 GMTAccording to a press release issued in Monrovia Monday, the ECOWAS Biometric Identification Card is used as work permit for ECOWAS Citizens working within the informal sector of Liberia.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:39:07 GMTNo more waiting in long lines for the airport security check: a biometric scanning technology is here to make a traveler’s life much easier.
Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:27:51 GMTPortugal border control system has expanded its RAPID electronic biometric ID system to include a number of countries outside the European Union.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:28:01 GMTVisa, Mastercard, and the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) have officially launched a biometric authentication standard.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:36:21 GMTBiometric technology is now available at all three Washington-area airports, to quickly verify a traveler’s identity as part of the security screening process.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:34:58 GMTIn the not-too-distant future, your bank will be able to prevent fraud by learning how you type, your car will unlock when it senses the electrical activity of your heart and the security system at your office will recognize your facial features.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:10:00 GMTThe world of biometrics has come a long way since the early days of fingerprint readers. In the ensuing decades there have been major changes in the approaches available, whether it be fingerprint, vein, iris, face or hand geometry, their accuracy and, crucially, the cost of deployment.
Thu, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:08 GMTBrazilian consumers can now sign up to mobile and online only bank Neon by taking a selfie with their mobile phone.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:11:06 GMTTambo International Airport in Johannesburg has advised passengers that systems at the airport operated by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has changed over to the Biometric system.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:28:58 +0600Payments solutions provider Ingenico Group plans to extend banking access to unbanked and underbanked populations in Ghana thanks to its biometric point of sale device.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:47:34 GMTFST Biometrics recently announced the famed hi-tech entrepreneur as the new chairman of its Board of Directors, hoping an innovative future for the successful and growing tech company
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:17:33 GMTGhana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana subsidiary, is bringing biometric banking to the country’s underserved.
Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:57:46 GMTIn offering an additional method of authentication, biometrics provide an extra factor of security.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:11:00 GMTWhile comfort and long battery life are pretty cool, a recent survey found that consumers most desire accuracy from their wearable devices.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:14:30 GMTArtificial Intelligence is a collection of technologies, powered by machine learning, big data and cloud, which enable IT systems to sense, comprehend, act and learn.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:13:42 GMTRidgefield Visiting Nurse Association will be offering weekly walk-in biometric health screenings on Mondays from 11 to 1 at RVNA offices beginning July 11.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:28 GMTMalaysia’s OCBC Bank has launched OCBC OneTouch banking app that leverages Apple’s Touch ID technology to give customers quicker access to the balances in their bank accounts, cards and investments.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:46:24 +0600The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a long-awaited request for information on a Biometric Exit Programme.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:41:31 GMTThe biggest issue here is that the database will contain an enormous amount of biometric data about individuals who are not even suspected of wrongdoing.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:33:31 GMTThe U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a new rule that would exempt the FBI Next Generation Identification system.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:17:02 GMTLG U+ announced the upcoming release of a new biometrics authentication platform designed to facilitate mobile transactions.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:02:28 GMTNew visa requirements have made it harder for Chinese travelers to visit Europe, and Europe’s own luxury brands are paying the price.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:14:09 GMTThe U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department announced June 13 that it had begun testing new data processes at airports that will capture biometric information on travelers leaving the United States.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:34:51 GMTShadowy figures caught on CCTV could soon be identified by police, thanks to new technology capable of matching crime footage to images of people arrested previously.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:32:03 GMTSchools across the world, including in WA, are using biometric identification to monitor attendance and library books.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:34:54 GMTOne major factor is cost, with technological and market advances having considerably reduced the expenses previously associated with biometric technologies.
Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:54:50 GMTFormula One is planning to add more cockpit cameras and gather biometric data from champion-ship drivers to provide a better understanding of accidents and improve safety.
Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:32:04 GMTUsing your fingerprint to verify your identity is not only more secure than a password, there’s also no complex string of characters for you to forget or repeatedly mistype.
Mon, 6 Jun 2016 17:32:44 GMTWithin the next 10 years, traditional passwords will be dead as an authentication form, said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya, a customer identity management provider.
Sun, 5 Jun 2016 16:19:34 GMTBiometric authentication is already seeing rapid adoption within the consumer arena. For example, MasterCard and HSBC have recently announced the introduction of facial and voice recognition technology to authorize transactions.
Thu, 2 Jun 2016 14:50:31 GMTGhana's mission in South Africa has begun issuing biometric passports to Ghanaian citizens in that country.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:48:17 GMTVinaya, the London tech startup that makes jewellery with inbuilt sensors, has announced the launch of a biometric band that can supposedly monitor your emotions.
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:42:30 GMTMore than half of US and UK consumers 52% prefer to log in to online accounts using modern authentication methods.
Mon, 30 May 2016 16:25:59 GMTBiometrics could make shooters and horror games more interactive by adding more suspense or lowering accuracy.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:24:44 GMTWhen it was first enacted in 2008, BIPA was meant to prevent people’s personal biological information from being collected by technology companies.
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:03:46 GMTLAMEA is one of the emerging markets in terms of adoption of biometric solutions in the banking sector.
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:49:22 GMTIBT paid a visit to the FBI’s Biometric Technology Center and found a 360,000-square-foot office building sitting on a thousand acres of secure land, with a data center the size of a soccer field.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:56:31 GMTThe Federal Government on Monday reiterated its resolve to alleviate poverty across the country with N5,000 using biometrics data collation.
Sun, 22 May 2016 15:08:09 GMTa Texas credit union has turned to biometric authentication for employees at all nine of its branch locations.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:30:36 GMTOne day film studios could forgo the cost of hiring A-list actors.
Thu, 19 May 2016 16:32:19 GMTEye spy biometric method is going to proceed in Jordan, though there are some concerns about security.
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:23:09 GMTFacial recognition software is quickly becoming one of the most hotly contested fronts in the debate over online privacy.
Tue, 17 May 2016 13:23:04 GMTMove over fingerprints, voice and iris scans, researchers have developed a new Google Glass-based biometric system which uses the skull to provide access to devices.
Mon, 16 May 2016 14:00:54 GMTHere is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on the web this past week.
Fri, 13 May 2016 16:06:30 GMTIn many jurisdictions, biometric data is specially protected by law and regulations and needs careful handling and storage.
Thu, 12 May 2016 17:03:47 GMTAn embedded biometric module solution created by Precise Biomatch is now integrated in FPC-BM, and can be used for a wide array of things such as, access control, industry and healthcare, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Wed, 11 May 2016 17:09:00 GMTSkullConduct uses the bone conduction speaker and microphone integrated into the eyewear computer and analyzes the characteristic frequency response of an audio signal sent through the user’s skull.
Tue, 10 May 2016 16:27:30 GMTThe startup has become the first social enterprise to join the Welsh Government’s Business Wales Accelerated Growth Program (AGP), a £20m service aimed at creating more than 10,000 jobs for Wales.
Mon, 9 May 2016 13:16:34 GMTAnalysts at Credence Research attribute this significant growth to the increasing adoption in both public as well as private sector.
Sun, 8 May 2016 14:23:46 GMTA federal district court denies Facebook's request to dismiss a case that alleges that the social media giant violated Illinois biometric privacy laws with its photo-tagging feature.
Fri, 6 May 2016 14:13:43 GMTTens of thousands of British tourists heading to the US have been warned that they risk being turned away from flights to the country unless they hold the latest biometric passports.
Thu, 5 May 2016 15:31:03 GMTBiometric Conference 2016 is going to be held in London, UK. It will provide great practical advice, tips and solutions on using biometrics technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial / financial applications.
Wed, 4 May 2016 14:42:59 GMTAnd while such incidents are rare today, they could become more prevalent as law enforcement authorities look to use smartphone data to solve criminal cases and gain information on suspects
Tue, 3 May 2016 16:54:00 GMT“Such acts of lawlessness perpetrated by individuals whose sole motive is to disrupt the ongoing registration exercise cannot be countenanced”, the EC said in a statement.
Mon, 2 May 2016 13:01:08 GMTStrap in, because your brain is going for a biometric identification ride. A technique that can tell people apart by their unique “brainprints” is reported to be 100 percent accurate.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:23:54 GMTThe fate of the much-awaited national identity card project is uncertain after French company Safran SA’s decision to sell Morpho Security
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:42:35 GMTIn Bangladesh, the High Court yesterday declared the ongoing biometric SIM registration with fingerprints legal.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:27:16 GMTEducation Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed universities and constituent colleges to capture biometric data of all students within the next 120 days.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:43:19 GMTEconomists are urging the Zimbabwe government to install biometric attendance controls at civil service offices, to cut the public wage bill and improve productivity.
Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:42:43 GMTStakeholders in the labour industry have implored Government to undertake a biometric payroll registration of the civil service to weed out alleged ghost workers.
Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:09:48 GMTA new survey by the Consumer Technology Association reveals people are increasingly comfortable with governments using technologies like voice or facial recognition, even for surveillance.