HID Approve now supports Apple’s Face ID

HID Global has announced that its HID Approve two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s Face ID. Customers of HID Global can implement Face ID as a turnkey application or through direct integration into corporate apps with the HID Approve SDK using the company’s mobile authentication platform. This allows them to take advantage of HID Global’s threat detection and other risk-base intelligence, combined with the facial recognition technology. The facial recognition feature of the iPhone X can be

FIDO Alliance lauds first-year progress of Japan Working Group

The FIDO Alliance has announced that membership in its FIDO Japan Working Group (FJWG) has doubled in the first year to 25 companies, indicating what the Alliance calls “a year of great progress for FIDO Authentication in Japan” in 2017. New members to the FJWG include mobile network operator (MNO) KDDI, which joins the country’s other two MNOs in the organization, along with JCB, Japan’s only international payment brand. Deployments of FIDO authentication by major organizations in Japan accelerated over

DISA working on gait recognition for multi-factor mobile authentication platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is working to enable seven different types of biometric authentication with mobile devices for identifying people in the field, outgoing DISA chief Lt. Gen. Allen Lynn said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) luncheon, FedScoop reports. Gait recognition is among the seven different biometrics DISA is attempting to use, in addition to more common authentication modalities like fingerprint and facial recognition, Lynn said. Lynn did not list all seven biometrics the

Gartner predicts smartphone AI to replace passwords with behavioral biometrics

Aritificial Intelligence features will become a critical differentiator for smartphone vendors over the next two years, and will soon enable on-device behavioral biometrics to replace many passwords and active authentications, according to the latest report from Gartner. The report “Market Insight: 10 Use Cases for AI-Powered Smartphones to Generate New Business Opportunities” says that 80 percent of smartphones shipped by 2022 will have on-device AI capabilities, increasing from 10 percent in 2017. Gartner predicts usability and self-service capabilities will be

Samsung introduces new application processor with enhanced image processing and biometrics capabilities

Samsung has announced the launch of the Exynos 9 Series 9810 application processor to provide smart phones and devices with advanced capabilities, including sophisticated image processing with deep-learning based software. The neural network-based deep learning of the Exynos 9 Series 9810 enables recognition of people or objects from photos, as well as depth sensing for 3D “hybrid” face detection, according to the company. Hybrid face detection utilizes hardware and software to enable realistic face-tracking filters and stronger security for unlocking

Get ready for neural networks in your pocket

This is a guest post by George Brostoff, CEO of SensibleVision. It is safe to say that AI has experienced a tremendous growth spurt in 2017. While some of the talk seems to border on marketing hype that has gotten way ahead of the actual functionality being delivered, there is no doubt that AI and machine learning capabilities are expanding across a wide range of use cases. From Google Home all the way up to that gaggle of Power 7

Mobile device fingerprint use surges in UK: Deloitte

Almost four out of five smartphone users in the UK (79 percent) use their device’s fingerprint scanner, according to new research from Deloitte. Deloitte’s seventh annual Mobile Consumer Survey, “State of the Smart,” shows that the number of UK smartphone users aged 16 to 75 who use their device’s fingerprint sensor increased by a third from last year to 12 million. Thirty-six percent of mobile devices in the UK are now equipped with a fingerprint sensor, and among those who

ICE sued for info about use of mobile biometric devices in immigration raids

A non-profit group of lawyers is suing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in federal court for failing to release records of its use of mobile biometric devices in immigration raids and joint operations with local law enforcement, Law360 reports. National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild represent immigrants involved in deportation proceedings, and has asked the court to force ICE and the Department of Homeland Security to disclose information about handheld devices, which can reportedly identify

Qualcomm unveils new mobile platform with enhanced biometrics capabilities

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its new Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, featuring eXtended reality (XR), on-device intelligence (AI), and a secure processing unit (SPU) intended for biometric use. The SPU is a hardware isolated subsystem, which the company says “makes it possible for improved biometrics security used for authentication,” and works with fingerprint, iris, voice, and face recognition. Qualcomm cites the needs of payment companies for secure authentication, and the needs of consumers to store an increasing amount of personal data

Acuity forecasts one trillion cloud-based biometric transactions by 2022

More than one trillion transactions will be authenticated with biometrics in the cloud by 2022, supported by 5.5 billion biometrically-enabled mobile devices, according to forecasts released Monday by Acuity Market Intelligence in “The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report.” Annual revenues from biometric transactions will grow from $474 million in 2017 to $18 billion in 2022, a CAGR over 100 percent, Acuity forecasts. Biometric app revenue will grow by 26 percent annually, from $9.4 billion to 29 billion during the period,