Home Shopping Network to feature BIO-key fingerprint reader

BIO-key’s SideTouch fingerprint readers for Windows will be featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, September 27th airing during the 8 p.m. hour ET. SideTouch is compatible with Windows Hello, allowing users to substitute fingerprint authentication for their passwords/PIN and seamlessly sign in to their device. Users enroll by simply plugging the reader into their device’s USB port. Using SideTouch and Windows Hello, users can also access applications such as Dropbox, EnPass, 8 Zip, Cloud Drive!, FourBudget, ShareFile, Passwords

Experts say constitutional protection for passwords doesn’t apply to biometric security measures

The face recognition security feature for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will not have the same legal protection of a password, as constitutional protection for passwords typically do not apply to biometric security measures, according to a report by The Verge. Samsung confirmed last week that its upcoming Galaxy S8e will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition, enabling users to unlock the smartphone by scanning their face. Under the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from having to incriminate themselves, passwords

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Princeton Identity iris technology for Mastercard selfie pay

Princeton Identity announced that its patented iris recognition technology is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications. Princeton Identity’s iris recognition technology will enable S8 users to quickly unlock their phones with a quick glance at their device. Capturing over 200 points of a person’s iris, iris recognition is far more secure than a

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition, digital assistant

Following months of rumors and speculation, Samsung confirmed in its announcement for the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 that the phone will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications, according to a report by Bloomberg. Though some previous Galaxy models allowed users to unlock their device using a facial scanner, the S8 marks the first Samsung model to encrypt facial data. The S8, which comes in a standard 5.8-inch display model and

Mobile app uses hand movement to authenticate smartphone owner

Scientists in Russia are developing a biometric app which allows a smartphone to recognize its owner by the characteristic movement of the hand when answering a call. Developed by the Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Russia, InCallAuth will use data from the smartphone’s accelerator, gyroscope, and light sensor. The application takes into account three key parameters including the initial device position, the speed of the movement of the hand holding the smartphone,

Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm solution deployed in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile has been deployed in a new smartphone from a Chinese vendor through cooperation with fingerprint sensor manufacturer Silead. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The license agreement with Silead dates back to 2015 and generates royalty revenue based on sales of fingerprint sensors from Silead that includes Precise

Precise Biometrics, FPC fingerprint tech featured in Redmi Note 4X

Xiaomi has launched its Redmi Note 4X mobile device featuring Fingerprint Cards (FPC) FPC1035 sensor and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. The FPC1035 sensor supports FPC OneTouch, letting you unlock the device with a simple touch. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. Also announced, Meitu has launched its T8 mobile device featuring the

MorphoTrust, Confirm to provide ID solutions to commercial and consumer marketplace

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm Inc. have expanded on their existing relationship to provide scalable identity solutions to the commercial and consumer marketplace at an accelerated pace. The move comes a year after MorphoTrust and Confirm partnered to release enterprise-class mobile SDKs and APIs for developers requiring advanced user verification and mobile facial recognition. Under this latest partnership, MorphoTrust has named Confirm as a go-to-market partner in the commercial ID and identity authentication sector whereby Confirm will integrate certain MorphoTrust biometric

Safran Identity & Security providing mobile authentication solutions to Latin America

Through its range of mobile authentication solutions, Safran Identity & Security is working to help mobile network operators accelerate the digitalization of the Latin American economy. Next to Asia-Pacific, Latin America has become one of the fastest-growing regions for e-commerce with Brazil being the largest online market, according to BI Intelligence. “Digital life calls for digital identities,” said Rafael Canon, telecom marketing manager for LATAM at Safran Identity & Security. “Security and convenience in handling these is the basis for

Logitech releases 4K webcam with IR facial recognition, Windows Hello support

Logitech has released its new Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam with support for Windows Hello and other secure infrared-based facial recognition applications. According to a report by Tom’s Hardware, the 4K webcam’s infrared detection and compatibility with Windows Hello protects users against unauthorized logins and access to secure information. In addition, the device’s 13-megapixel sensor enables users to stream a 4K image. The webcam is equipped with a second infrared LED and sensor, enabling users to combine it with the