EyeVerify details PSD2 and how payment providers can comply with SCA requirements

In a new company blog post, EyeVerify solutions engineer Ryan Schroeder details the essential aspects of the Revised Payment Services Directive (commonly referred to as PSD2) and what payment service providers will need to do in order to be compliant with the law’s strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements. PSD2, which will go into effect in January, is designed to make it more convenient, faster, less expensive and more secure for consumers to make digital payments, as well as to develop

Iris ID technology integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical system for military applications

Iris ID announced that its iris recognition technology has been integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) is designed to facilitate secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Embedded with Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator, CATS enables front-line operatives to capture biometric data for authenticating

CSIR working on improving biometric ID techniques for minors

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an African research and development organization, is developing a biometric identification system that can obtain biometric data from children with greater accuracy. In a new video, CSIR detailed the Department of Science and Technology-funded, two-year project in which researchers will be collecting ear, iris and fingerprint biometric samples. Using this data, the organization aims to develop a system that can determine or verify the identities of minors throughout their childhood using reference

Indian government makes biometrics mandatory for e-projects

The Indian government has made biometrics a mandatory consideration for all electronic government projects. In recently issued guidance notes for e-government implementation, consultant procurement and private/public partnerships, the central government has stated that it will encourage RFP applicant contractors to utilize biometric standards. Biometric standards include: fingerprint images, minutiae, face images and iris data. The guidance notes further stated that open source software and APIs are also mandatory, and that proprietary software should only be used in exceptional circumstances. The

HD Barcode, IriTech to release iris verification ID card solution

HD Barcode has partnered with Iritech to introduce HD IrisCheck, which they claim is the world’s first ID card with biometric iris data embedded in a proprietary 2D code. Unlike public codes that can be created by any individual, HD Barcode requires a secure code generator which always remains with the customer to ensure that those individuals who are able to read HD Barcodes may not create or alter code data. HD IrisCheck is ideal for schools and institutions that

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.

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

Dermalog iris solution achieves more than 8.5 million matches per second

Dermalog announced that its iris recognition solution has achieved a speed of more than 8.5 million matches per second on a single blade including 40 CPU-cores and has been certified by independant testing, auditing and certification firm SGS-TÜV Saar. According to a company statement, the German biometrics firm and system integrator emphasized that its solution “is made for using with large-scale data sets” such as registration, verification and identification in “large installations like national ID databases, customs authorities and border

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

EyeLock issued patent for single camera system to acquire iris and face biometrics

EyeLock has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,646,217 relating to a single camera system designed to acquire iris and face image biometrics by adjusting the lighting between the two acquisitions. “Our latest patent continues to strengthen EyeLock’s position in the mobile and broader Internet of Things (IoT) sectors,” said EyeLock CEO Jim Demitrieus. “The compact design of this solution leverages a single camera component to perform multiple functions, resulting in a lower total cost to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and