NexID launches mobile fingerprint liveness detection software

March 18, 2014 - 

NexID Biometrics has introduced its Mobile Live Finger Detection — a liveness detection software — which the company says provides authentication rates as high as 94-97 percent.

According to the company, this offers the highest levels of “spoof-proofing” on the market today.

NexID developed the Mobile LFD software solution specifically for mobile devices. Due to the variety of fingerprint-scanning solutions on the market, the company designed the software to be technology agnostic so it could work with all fingerprint sensors and mobile devices, while achieving fast execution times and resource efficiency.

The Mobile LFD software resides in a mobile device and detects whether an image captured by the device’s fingerprint sensor is detecting a finger from a living person or if it’s a fake or “spoofed” fingerprint.

NexID is at Connect:ID (Booth #202) and will be discussing and illustrating spoofing techniques and fake finger detection. Company co-owner Stephanie Schukcers also spoke at the conference on the topic of fake fingers and stolen templates.

“Two of the world’s leading mobile device markets now include fingerprint identification in their devices, so it doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that trend continuing,” NexID COO Mark Cornett said. “We believe every mobile device will incorporate some type of fingerprint ID funcitonality in the next couple of years. And with people relying more and more on their devices, the security of personal, financial, health and business information is not just needed, it’s imperative.”

NexID says fingerprint sensor companies can embed the software directly onto a sensor’s chip (LFD on chip), and device manufacturers can add it to the main processor (LFD on host), all to provide customers with a convenient alternative to traditional PINs and passwords. NexID’s Mobile LFD solution can also be embedded in “trust zone” or trusted execution environment chip sets.

The Mobile LFD SDK will be distributed free for evaluation, solution integration, and testing purposes. NexID also offers professional services to assist with the solution integration process.

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