Dutch payment pilot participants prefer biometrics over passwords: MasterCard

According to a report in Global Brands Magazine, Dutch participants of the first worldwide pilot by MasterCard and International Card Services (ICS) embraced the biometrics-based payment technology. The six month pilot saw 750 ABN AMRO cardholders pay for online purchases using a fingerprint or a selfie. Participants received a pop-up on their cellphone when paying in an online store and simply authorized the transaction using their fingerprint or facial recognition. 90 percent of participants said they would like to replace

Intel previews multi-factor authentication solution for new processor

Intel is previewing a new security innovation called Intel Authenticate for businesses to begin internally testing. Intel Authenticate is a hardware-enhanced, multi-factor authentication solution that strengthens identity protection on PCs, making it less vulnerable to identity and security credential attacks. Intel Authenticate verifies identities by using a combination of up to three hardened factors at the same time: “something you know,” such as a personal identification number; “something you have,” including a mobile phone; and “something you are,” like a

Aware’s biometric solutions, then and now: Q&A with Rob Mungovan

Rob Mungovan has been directing Aware’s sales and product development for nearly 20 years. He’s one of a handful in the biometrics industry who remembers its earliest days, and has some interesting perspectives on how far the sector has come. Please introduce yourself and the company. Rob Mungovan: Aware has been an innovator in the biometrics market essentially since the industry formed. When I came aboard in 1997, Aware was breaking ground in commercialization of “wavelet” technology, and had recently

Biometric border control technology being considered for Trinidad and Tobago

In an effort to prevent international terrorism suspects from entering or leaving Trinidad and Tobago, the country’s Minister of National Security acknowledged that the government is considering introducting facial recognition and fingerprinting at the country’s two international airports, according to a report by Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. The Minister, Major General Edmund Dillon, said, “We are presently evaluating effective border control technology such as biometric facial recognition and automated fingerprint recognition for installation at the two international airports.” Dillon also

BIO-key biometric technology featured at HIMSS 2016

Ten of BIO-key International‘s healthcare partners will be highlighting the company’s solutions at the HIMSS 2016 event this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 35,000 healthcare IT professionals are expected to attend the four day educational and networking event. Microsoft’s Stephen Rose, Health and Life Science Industry Lead, will feature BIO-key’s technology during his session “Holograms, Wearables and Future Technology: How Trends in Technology are Changing the Face of Patient Care”. BIO-key solutions will also be highlighted at the company’s

Microsoft gathering data to improve biometric login system for Windows 10

Microsoft representatives set up a temporary research station in Seattle this weekend to make 3D infrared scans of volunteers’ faces. According to a report in Geekwire the goal of the exercise was to help the company test new versions of Windows Hello, the biometric login system for Windows 10, by gathering a wide variety of real-world scans to improve the accuracy of the facial recognition technology. The report noted: “The process took about five minutes, requiring participants to sit on

Facial recognition technology used at Tokyo Marathon

In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, law enforcement were trying out security measures developed by the private sector, including drones and a facial recognition system, at this year’s Tokyo Marathon. According to a report by The Japan News, police trialed a facial recognition system to verify the identity of some of the 37,000 runners who were participating in the race. In addition, 90 police officers ran the marathon in pairs and took photos with small head cameras.

TSI obtains notification for new mobile device biometrics patent

Transaction Security Inc. claims to have received notification for a U.S. patent for trusted access to mobile devices with secure data protection, secure transactions and PKI communications using biometrics with local templates. TSI Founder and patent co-author, Rod Beatson, says the patent will significantly improve the security of data stored on devices, protect user privacy and provide greater user convenience, through eliminating the need to enter and remember complex passwords. “It’s all about using a biometric sensor on a device

Oakland International Airport installs BorderXpress APC kiosks

In an effort to improve efficiency for its international travelers, the Oakland International Airport has installed eight new BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks. The self-serve APC kiosks accept passports from approved countries, helping to expedite the border clearance process which results in shorter waits, fewer missed connections, and cost and space savings for the airport. This technology was developed by Innovative Travel Solutions, an independent business unit within Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with more than eight years of experience

Biometric data protection, fingerprint technology and payment solutions trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Fingerprint technology Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics have collaborated on an end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication in wearable and consumer electronics devices. The companies say that the solution will offer new opportunities to the consumer electronics market to implement secure authentication solutions based on FIDO Alliance’s specification. PayPal recently rolled out an update of its app to now