CCC researchers use iris image to breach Samsung Galaxy S8 scanner

Researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have successfully breached the Samsung Galaxy S8’s iris recognition system to unlock the device using an image of an iris, according to a report by Motherboard. CCC has posted a video demonstrating how they bypassed the iris scanner’s protections using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens. “We’ve had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out,” said Linus Neumann, one of the CCC researchers who appears in the video.

Microsoft keyboard to feature built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello

Microsoft is expected to release a Bluetooth wireless desktop keyboard with a built-in fingerprint identification reader, according to a report by MS Power User. The Bluetooth SIG listing has been updated with the device now being named the “Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID” and being described as a “BTLE Keyboard with Fingerprint enroll feature”. The SIG listing appears to be the same device as the Microsoft C3K1780 keyboard, which received FCC certification in March. In addition to the fingerprint

ievo to display range of fingerprint readers at Smart Security Technology

ievo are exhibiting its range of fingerprint readers for access control systems at the upcoming Smart Security Technology (SST2017) event in Rotterdam. The event is organized by Ievo distributer and security solutions integrator Smart SD. “This (is) the third time we have supported Smart SD’s security event and are looking forward to meeting a variety of existing and potential customers,” explained ievo Export Sales Manager Stephen Thompson. “We also use the time to talk to manufacturers of different security equipment

Veridium biometric authentication software verified as Citrix Ready

Verdium announced that VeridiumAD, the company’s enterprise-ready multi-factor biometric authentication solution to be used in Microsoft Active Directory environments with new connectors for Citrix, is verified as Citrix Ready. To achieve the verification, VeridiumAD successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix to ensure that it will work seamlessly to eliminate passwords for Citrix StoreFront and add biometrics as a second authentication factor to Citrix NetScaler. Launched in February, VeridiumAD is a primary authenticator that delivers password-free biometric authentication.

Iris ID providing biometric ID technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Iris ID is providing biometric identification technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Dohato, enabling travelers to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. The two-step process is available for free to all Qatar residents, in which passengers are prompted to place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are then used to verify the traveler’s identity before opening the last barrier

STANLEY Security to offer EyeLock iris biometric access control solutions to North American customers

EyeLock announced that STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, will offer EyeLock’s full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to its North American customer base. According to a company statement, EyeLock’s approach provides maximum flexibility by offering designs that have either on-board or host-based processing and illumination. Its reference designs have working distances of up to 60 cm with a false accept rate of 1 in 1.5 million for single eye authentication and a false

RSA adds cloud-based identity assurance capabilities to SecurID Access

Security technologies firm RSA has added a series of new capabilities for its RSA SecurID Access solution including a cloud-based authentication-as-a-service option. The cloud-based AaaS option delivers seamless access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources and systems, as well as additional dynamic, risk scoring functionality that provides convenient and secure access for any user, despite the location or time. “Organizations must balance user demands for convenient and secure access while ensuring users are who they claim to be,” said John

Zwipe presented its biometric technology at ISG spring conference

Zwipe attended the Identification Systems Group (ISG) Annual Spring Meeting this past weekend and presented its physical access and logical ID solutions to the attendees. The conference is an opportunity for ISG members from across North America to interact directly with vendors, industry specialists and each other by seeing what is new in the market both in terms of products and trends and also participating in the organization’s on-going education and product training programs. The Spring Conference is ISG’s largest

Intercede’s WordPress plugin offers users fingerprint login option

Intercede has launched RapID Secure Login (RapID-SL), a WordPress plugin that enables administrators and subscribers to log into websites and blogs with their fingerprints instead of usernames and passwords. Available through the WordPress Plugin Directory, RapID Secure Login works with an Android or iOS app to provide high security authentication using 2048-bit cryptographic keys. According to a company statement, to login with RapID-SL from a smartphone or tablet, users simply tap the QR code on screen and subsequently provide a

Microsoft files patent application for digital pen-based authentication technology

Microsoft has filed a patent application relating to a ‘system and method for authentication with a computer stylus.’ In other words, authenticating a user by what and how they draw on the screen, according to a report by BGR. According to patent application #2010/0155153, Microsoft is looking to use the pen-based authentication technology for its Windows 10 feature, Windows Hello, which allows users to log in using facial recognition, iris, or fingerprint. The technology uses a combination of a unique