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Consumer demand for banks to adopt iris scanning technology almost doubles in two years

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:57:20 GMT

Demand 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).

Consumers are embracing biometric ID; banks should too

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:31:56 GMT

As a result of advancements in mobile phone technology, consumers have come to embrace biometrics as a means of secure authentication.

The Next Big Thing for Credit Unions: Biometrics

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:15:43 GMT

Biometrics 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.

Biometrics Becoming The Future For Smartphone Industry

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:54:23 GMT

While 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.

Why education and biometrics are vital in tackling surge in cybercrime

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:58:33 GMT

The 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.

Fingerprint Sensor Market Demand Driven by SmartCards and IoT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:19:39 GMT

The technological advancements in 21st century have provided people with the access to top notch security tools such as smartphones, for their privacy.

Biometric World is Here to Stay to Improve Security

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:15:22 GMT

Traditional 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.

Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar in London

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:37:37 GMT

The Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market.

Biometric Institute marks 15th anniversary

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:41:42 GMT

The 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.

Improving and monitoring handprint, fingerprint security technology

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:08:17 GMT

It’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?

The Biometric Future of Banking

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:13:14 GMT

As the world becomes increasingly more digital, the number of passwords people have to manage is becoming a serious problem.

Senegal First ECOWAS Member to Begin Issuance of Biometric IDs

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:36:06 GMT

Senegal has become the first country in the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, to issue biometric ID cards to citizens.

Mastercard Rolls out Biometric App

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:17:25 GMT

Mastercard 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.

Bangladesh begins issuing biometric national ID cards

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:38:05 GMT

The Bangladesh government is issuing national ID cards with biometric details to citizens this week following the inauguration of the Election Commission (EC)

Global Biometric Sensors Market Growth at CAGR of 10.14%, 2016-2020

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 17:47:06 GMT

A 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.

Moving From Passwords to Biometric Banking

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 15:42:00 GMT

As digital transformation continues across all industries, the need for an increasing number of passwords is becoming problematic.

Emotions and biometric tech: The next wave of personalized customer experiences

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:28:37 GMT

Marketers 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.

Biometrics: The future of payment authentication?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:12:16 GMT

Advances in payment technology not only have the potential to improve payment security, but also user experience.

Verifone’s Biometric Finger Scanner Could Stop Taxi Hijackings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:10:16 GMT

Verifone Systems, one of the U.S.’s largest makers of taxi meters, is giving the cab a 21st-century makeover.

Biometrics Technology And System Market, Size, Growth And Forecast To 2022

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:13:38 GMT

This report analyses global biometrics technology market in order to provide in-depth information related global demand supply, technology and regional market trends.

Chase Mobile grasps the obvious about biometrics

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:10:29 GMT

Chase has quietly stopped asking for passwords for sensitive transfers on its mobile app, concluding that a fingerprint-scan is quite sufficient.

India to push tech giants on biometric Govt plans

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:23:23 GMT

India could make it mandatory for tech giants like Apple and Google to develop products linking to its biometrics-backed unique ID project.

How Do Biometrics Factor Into The iPhone 7?

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:25:18 GMT

Today marked Apple’s annual September launch event, and the Cupertino company used the highly anticipated platform to launched three major products.

Biometric Security: How It's Evolving In IoT

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:24:12 GMT

Today, 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.

Biometric Authentication: 3 selfie security myths debunked

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:54:05 GMT

HSBC joins Mastercard in offering selfie verification - but is this biometric just a more risky, less secure gimmick?

Interview: Standard Chartered Bank's Stuart Beaumont

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 16:32:55 GMT

Underlining 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.

Mobile Biometrics Market Growing at 29.3% CAGR to 2022

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 17:32:21 GMT

Global 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.

From the Fingerprint to Biometric Data

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:50:25 GMT

125 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.

The Heart May be the Greatest Biometric Tool of All

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:22:18 GMT

Using biometrics as a security mechanism, especially where mobile payments are concerned, is a great idea.

Afghanistan planning biometric SIM system

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:02:53 GMT

Afghanistan’s telecommunications regulator wants to soon start linking biometrics to new SIM card registrations, to improve national security.

Is Samsung Planning Biometric Authentication For Wearables?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:06:09 GMT

Samsung 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.

Qatari bank to launch biometric ATMs

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:03:01 GMT

Customers of the Commercial Bank of Qatar will soon have the chance to withdraw cash from ATMs via biometric scanning.

Biometric Deployments Must Consider the 'Internet of Things'

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:24:16 GMT

Measuring multiple biometric factors can help mitigate these accuracy issues.

Move to swap biometric info on militants across borders

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:23:15 GMT

Singapore, 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.

Biometric Scanning for Smartphones Ready for Prime Time

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:12:33 GMT

Iris recognition was thrust into the limelight last week with the launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note7.

LEDs and biometric sensors paint Olympic athletes in a new light

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 18:03:34 GMT

The Olympics is the best opportunity for athletes to step into the spotlight and showcase their skills.

Japanese Biometric Startup Feels Future at Its Fingertips

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:27:57 GMT

Tokyo-based startup Liquid offers a payment system using a fingerprint, an alternative to mobile-payment systems with smartphones from Apple or Samsung.

Biometric Attendance Tracking to Improve Patient Services at Pakistan Hospital

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:10:34 GMT

Pakistan’s Safwat Ghayur Shaheed Memorial Children Hospital, at Haji Camp in Peshawar, now has a biometric attendance tracking system for staff.

Commercial Bank Qatar to add biometric scans to ATMs

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 16:35:07 GMT

Commercial 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 GMT

According 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.

Biometric Scanning Startup Promises Speedy Airport Security Lines

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:39:07 GMT

No more waiting in long lines for the airport security check: a biometric scanning technology is here to make a traveler’s life much easier.

Biometric border control system expanded – Portugal

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:27:51 GMT

Portugal border control system has expanded its RAPID electronic biometric ID system to include a number of countries outside the European Union.

Visa, Mastercard, PASA Announce Biometric Authentication Standard

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:28:01 GMT

Visa, Mastercard, and the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) have officially launched a biometric authentication standard.

Biometric scan option speeds security screening at local airports

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:36:21 GMT

Biometric technology is now available at all three Washington-area airports, to quickly verify a traveler’s identity as part of the security screening process.

Biometric Scanning Is Being Considered By Canadian Banks

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:34:58 GMT

In 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.

Facial recognition to fingerprint: mapping out biometric security

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:10:00 GMT

The 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.

Brazilian mobile bank launches with biometric authentication

Thu, 19 Jul 2016 17:10:08 GMT

Brazilian consumers can now sign up to mobile and online only bank Neon by taking a selfie with their mobile phone.

DHA rolls out biometric data capturing for all non-citizens at OR Tambo

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:11:06 GMT

Tambo 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.

Biometric POS revealed in Ghana

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:28:58 +0600

Payments solutions provider Ingenico Group plans to extend banking access to unbanked and underbanked populations in Ghana thanks to its biometric point of sale device.

Avi Naor appointed chairman of biometric security company’s Board of Directors

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:47:34 GMT

FST 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

Ghana Bank, Ingenico Launch Biometric POS Solution

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:17:33 GMT

Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana subsidiary, is bringing biometric banking to the country’s underserved.

Biometrics have key role in multi-factor security

Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:57:46 GMT

In offering an additional method of authentication, biometrics provide an extra factor of security.

Accuracy in biometric wearables is consumers’ top priority

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:11:00 GMT

While comfort and long battery life are pretty cool, a recent survey found that consumers most desire accuracy from their wearable devices.

Accenture’s Cyrille Bataller on AI and Biometric Borders

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:14:30 GMT

Artificial Intelligence is a collection of technologies, powered by machine learning, big data and cloud, which enable IT systems to sense, comprehend, act and learn.

Biometric screenings at RVNA start July 11

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:13:42 GMT

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will be offering weekly walk-in biometric health screenings on Mondays from 11 to 1 at RVNA offices beginning July 11.

OCBC Malaysia introduces biometric authentication for mobile banking transactions

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:28 GMT

Malaysia’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.

DHS issues call for biometric exit solutions

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:46:24 +0600

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a long-awaited request for information on a Biometric Exit Programme.

FBI Wants to Exempt Its Biometric Data From Privacy Rules

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:41:31 GMT

The biggest issue here is that the database will contain an enormous amount of biometric data about individuals who are not even suspected of wrongdoing.

DOJ Seeks Privacy Act Exemptions for FBI's Extensive Biometric Database

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:33:31 GMT

The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a new rule that would exempt the FBI Next Generation Identification system.

LG U+ Announces New Biometric Authentication Platform

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:17:02 GMT

LG U+ announced the upcoming release of a new biometrics authentication platform designed to facilitate mobile transactions.

Europe’s biometric visas are suddenly hurting its luxury goods industry

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:02:28 GMT

New visa requirements have made it harder for Chinese travelers to visit Europe, and Europe’s own luxury brands are paying the price.

U.S. Government Tests Biometric Analysis at Atlanta Airport

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:14:09 GMT

The 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.

New biometric photo technology will help police nab crimes captured on CCTV

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:34:51 GMT

Shadowy 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.

High school plans for fingerprint scanning of students

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:32:03 GMT

Schools across the world, including in WA, are using biometric identification to monitor attendance and library books.

BioConnect Highlights Factors Driving Banks’ Embrace of Biometrics

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:34:54 GMT

One major factor is cost, with technological and market advances having considerably reduced the expenses previously associated with biometric technologies.

F1 plans to add biometric driver data to safety mix

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:54:50 GMT

Formula 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.

Ultra-Thin Dongles Make It Easy To Add Biometric Security To Your Old Laptop

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:32:04 GMT

Using 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.

Synaptics Turnkey USB Fingerprint Reader Could Give Every PC Biometric Authentication

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 17:32:44 GMT

Within the next 10 years, traditional passwords will be dead as an authentication form, said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya, a customer identity management provider.

Biometric authentication: The identity of a modern enterprise

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 16:19:34 GMT

Biometric 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.

Ghana Begins Issuing Biometric Passports in South Africa

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 14:50:31 GMT

Ghana's mission in South Africa has begun issuing biometric passports to Ghanaian citizens in that country.

A New Biometric Band can Tell You How Happy You Are

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:48:17 GMT

Vinaya, the London tech startup that makes jewellery with inbuilt sensors, has announced the launch of a biometric band that can supposedly monitor your emotions.

US and UK Consumers Warm to Biometric Authentication

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:42:30 GMT

More than half of US and UK consumers 52% prefer to log in to online accounts using modern authentication methods.

Will Wearables’ Biometrics Out You as A Bad Shot?

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:25:59 GMT

Biometrics could make shooters and horror games more interactive by adding more suspense or lowering accuracy.

Is America's Strongest Biometric Privacy Law About To Be Gutted?

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:24:44 GMT

When it was first enacted in 2008, BIPA was meant to prevent people’s personal biological information from being collected by technology companies.

LAMEA Biometric ATM Market 2016-2022 - Research and Markets

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:03:46 GMT

LAMEA is one of the emerging markets in terms of adoption of biometric solutions in the banking sector.

FBI Seeks to Exempt Massive Biometric Database from Privacy Laws

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:49:22 GMT

IBT 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.

N5,000: FG initiates biometric data collation

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:56:31 GMT

The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its resolve to alleviate poverty across the country with N5,000 using biometrics data collation.

Texas credit union opts for biometric authentication

Sun, 22 May 2016 15:08:09 GMT

a Texas credit union has turned to biometric authentication for employees at all nine of its branch locations.

Why Hollywood Should Pay Attention to Biometric Privacy

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:30:36 GMT

One day film studios could forgo the cost of hiring A-list actors.

Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

Thu, 19 May 2016 16:32:19 GMT

Eye spy biometric method is going to proceed in Jordan, though there are some concerns about security.

Facial Recognition and the Future of Privacy

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:23:09 GMT

Facial recognition software is quickly becoming one of the most hotly contested fronts in the debate over online privacy.

New biometric system uses human skull

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:23:04 GMT

Move 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.

Biometrics are trending this week for strong authentication in banking and payments

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:00:54 GMT

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on the web this past week.

Device-side biometrics better for privacy and security

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:06:30 GMT

In many jurisdictions, biometric data is specially protected by law and regulations and needs careful handling and storage.

Fingerprint Cards Now Come With New Biometric Authentication

Thu, 12 May 2016 17:03:47 GMT

An 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).

Skull-produced sounds could replace existing biometric authentication

Wed, 11 May 2016 17:09:00 GMT

SkullConduct 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.

Biometric Startup becomes Part of Welsh Govt. Program

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:27:30 GMT

The 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.

Credence Research report forecasts biometrics market to reach $34.5B by 2022

Mon, 9 May 2016 13:16:34 GMT

Analysts at Credence Research attribute this significant growth to the increasing adoption in both public as well as private sector.

Facebook Facial Tagging Biometric Lawsuit Moves Forward

Sun, 8 May 2016 14:23:46 GMT

A 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.

Britons flying to US without biometric passports could be turned away

Fri, 6 May 2016 14:13:43 GMT

Tens 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.

Biometric Conference 2016 in London

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:31:03 GMT

Biometric 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.

Biometric ID Request Opens Legal Questions in California Court Case

Wed, 4 May 2016 14:42:59 GMT

And 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

EC condemns vandalisation of biometric registration kits

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.

Biometric 'Brainprint' Is Now 100 Percent Accurate

Mon, 2 May 2016 13:01:08 GMT

Strap 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.

Fate of biometric national ID card project hangs in balance

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:23:54 GMT

The fate of the much-awaited national identity card project is uncertain after French company Safran SA’s decision to sell Morpho Security

Biometric SIM registration declared legal

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:42:35 GMT

In Bangladesh, the High Court yesterday declared the ongoing biometric SIM registration with fingerprints legal.

Varsities ordered to capture all students’ biometric data

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:27:16 GMT

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed universities and constituent colleges to capture biometric data of all students within the next 120 days.

Zimbabwe govt told to consider biometric payroll

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:43:19 GMT

Economists are urging the Zimbabwe government to install biometric attendance controls at civil service offices, to cut the public wage bill and improve productivity.

Govt urged to undertake biometric payroll

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:42:43 GMT

Stakeholders in the labour industry have implored Government to undertake a biometric payroll registration of the civil service to weed out alleged ghost workers.

Americans increasingly accept biometric tech for security

Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:09:48 GMT

A new survey by the Consumer Technology Association reveals people are increasingly comfortable with governments using technologies like voice or facial recognition, even for surveillance.