IdentityX releases mobile authentication app designed for Salesforce users

IdentityX announced it is now offering a mobile authentication app designed for Salesforce users. Built on the Infinity Platform, IdentityX’s universal authentication platform for mobile devices, the app was developed in collaboration with one of IdentityX’s integration partners. The app enables users to choose one or more authentication factors including passwords, PINs, fingerprints, and voice and facial recognition, depending on what level of security they want. “The development of this mobile authentication app for Salesforce.com is an example of how

Virgin Atlantic tests out biometric wristbands

Virgin Atlantic CIO David Bulman told the World Low Cost Airlines Congress this week that the airline is currently testing out a new wearable biometric device that will be used to identify passengers, according to a report by Airline Fleet Management. Despite not having officially announced the solution, Virgin Atlantic is currently trialing the biometric wristband to measure each passenger’s unique heart rate, according to Bulman. By measuring each unique heart rate, airline staff will be able to accurately identify

Alipay selects Nok Nok Labs to power FIDO ready authentication on Samsung Galaxy S5

Nok Nok Labs announced that Alipay will soon be using NNL S3 Authentication Suite to enable secure online payments via the fingerprint sensor technology integrated within Samsung Galaxy S5. Alipay customers who make purchases and transfers in the Alipay Wallet mobile application can now apply their fingerprint to the fingerprint sensor for authentication that leverages FIDO standards. The online payment firm has deployed the NNL multifactor authentication server, which provides a singular authentication infrastructure and communicates securely with the client

AGNITiO to participate in Biometrics in Global Mobile Commerce panel at Global Identity Summit

AGNITiO announced that its CEO Emilio Martinez will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Biometrics in Mobile Commerce” at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida on September 16 from 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. EST. Held at the Tampa Convention Center, Martinez will join industry peers Fast Identity On-line Alliance executive director and co-founder Brett McDowell, BIO-key International VP of corporate development Jay Meier, and Samsung Electronics director of technology and strategy Steven Rahman. The panel will address the

Vrai Mobile launches a consumer voice biometric mobile application

Vrai Mobile Limited announced it has launched its first mobile application, My Voice KeePass (MVK), which acts as a personal information manager. The app ensures that users no longer require a masterkey when storing personal data, while using a voice biometric access element that is highly accurate and extremely difficult for anyone to forge. MVK enables individuals to maintain their PINs and passwords all in one, secure location. One particularly unique feature of the app is that it can be

Top biometrics news stories, week ending September 14

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: Fingerprint Cards CEO suspended, 30,000 Australians register voiceprints, Paypal and Samsung, Barclays biometric reader, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Aware SDK INQUIRE, Aadhaar, Intel facial recognition, NameTag on Google Glass. Fingerprint Cards CEO suspected of insider trading – Fingerprint Cards AB announced last Thursday that its CEO Johan Carlström and a company shareholder were under investigation for insider trading.

U.S. teen wins $50,000 grant for fingerprint-access handgun sensor

A young inventor in Boulder, Colorado will receive a $50,000 grant from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation to continue working on a biometric sensor that prevents unauthorized individuals from firing a weapon. Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, Colorado, is the first benefactor of the $1 million Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge, which will award grants to a total of 15 innovators “who are working to improve firearm safety by developing personalization features in firearms, locking devices, and

SIBA chairman discusses responsible use of biometrics in private and public sectors

In a statement released yesterday, Paul Schuepp, chairman of the board at the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) discussed the importance of responsible use of biometric technologies in commercial and government sectors. “The biometric community has the ability and responsibility to proactively engage the most pressing economic and national security policy issues that involve human access or identification facing the United States today,” said Schuepp. “The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association is the non-profit trade association poised to do

Biometric revenue from smartphones expected to increase: Study

Frost & Sullivan published a new study that shows that the number of global biometrics smartphone users is expected to increase exponentially from 43.23 million in 2013 to 471.11 million in 2017. The spike in smartphone users during this time represents a shift from the early adopter phase to the early maturity phase. By 2019, biometrics will fully be considered a mature technology. Entitled “Biometrics Go Mobile: A Market Overview”, the Frost & Sullivan study is part of the Smart

Intel wants biometrics to replace passwords

Kirk Skaugen, senior VP of Intel PC clients group at Intel told CNBC that the company is currently working on a facial recognition system as security measure for its users that will replace the existing password system. According to Skaugen, the system will enable users to log into their devices and websites using their face as an identity authentication tool. “As you know we bought McAfee a few years ago and that’s part of what we are going to do