NexID launches biometric liveness detection Android app

May 7, 2014 - 

NexID has just launched its Mobile Live Finger Detection app for Android.

“At NexID, we believe augmenting fingerprint sensors with liveness detection is ‘must have’ functionality because it facilitates mobile commerce, providing both users and services providers with confidence that mobile transactions can occur safely and securely,” Mark Cornett, NexID’s chief operating officer said.

According to the company, the addition of this app to an Android phone with a fingerprint sensor means that the accuracy of fingerprint authentication can be improved by more than 95 percent.

“While Apple validated the convenience of fingerprint authentication as an alternative to passwords on mobile devices, the spoof of the iPhone 5S — and more recently the Samsung Galaxy S5 — confirmed that the current level of security is vulnerable to spoofing,” Cornett said. “Clearly the layers of security for unlocking mobile devices and their applications need to be stronger to properly meet the needs of users, facilitators of mobile commerce and business people responsible for their companies’ BYOD policies.”

NexID has a strong focus on liveness detection, particularly for fingerprint biometrics. Reported previously, the company recently announced a slew of funding grants totaling $325,000 to further its R&D into liveness detection.

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