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

Saudi telco blames Q4 loss on biometric identification initiative

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s second largest telecommunications operator, blamed a fourth-quarter loss on the cost of implementing a government initiative to register fingerprints with phone numbers, according to a Reuters report. Mobily posted a net loss of $18.9M USD in the three months to December 31. This compares with a profit of $2.8M USD in the prior-year period. Mobily said the suspension of unregistered customer lines and resulting pressure on sales contributed to a 16.6 per cent decline in

Indian government calls on vendors to make affordable biometric smartphones

In an effort to more quickly move towards digital cashless economy, the Indian government is calling on local smartphone vendors to develop sub-Rs 2,000 (US$29.36) smartphones with capabilities to “scan for Aadhaar-based financial transactions” and eventually perform digital payments, according to a report by BGR India. The government has singled out Indian smartphone vendors like Micromax, Lava, Intex and Karbonn to develop biometric smartphones that are more affordable for people living in rural and remote areas of the country. “The

Number of biometric smartphones more than doubled in a year: Acuity

Acuity Market Intelligence has published its latest ‘Biometric Smartphone Update’, which reveals that the number of smartphones incorporating fingerprint or eye-based biometrics has doubled since January 2016. The report finds that “87 smartphone vendors have introduced 346 biometric smartphones in the past year,” which brings the total number of biometric smartphone models introduced since 2013 to 549. This figure is more than double the 200 models the market research firm reported in January 2016. In addition, the report finds that

Samsung’s Notebook 9 PC line features Fingerprint Cards’ touch sensor FPC1025

The new Samsung Notebook 9 PC line features a built-in fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards (FPC), enabling secure sign in with a single touch. Samsung’s new Notebook 9 line of 13.3-inch and 15-inch PCs with Windows 10 is equipped with Fingerprint Cards’ FPC1025 sensor and software with support for Microsoft’s biometric security system Windows Hello. The FPC1025 3D pixel sensor is located on the keyboard, allowing users to log in to the notebook using fingerprint authentication instead of typing a