BioID releases source code for its Android and iOS facial recognition app

Cloud biometrics developer BioID has released the Android version of its face recognition authenticator and announced the availability of the source code for both the Android and iOS versions of the app. The mobile app source code allows developers to quickly integrate biometric authentication directly into their apps on the two platforms. Since authentication requires both possession of the registered mobile device and the user’s physical presence verified through face recognition, mobile developers can offer their end users multifactor authentication

IDFC Bank launches Aadhaar Pay for fingerprint-based digital payments

IDFC Bank has launched an app called Aadhaar Pay that is designed to help the millions of Indian citizens without a smartphone to make digital purchases using only their fingerprint, according to a report by Mashable. To offer Aadhaar Pay, merchants throughout the country will be able to download the app on their Android smartphones and attach a fingerprint scanner device. To make payments, consumers simply select their bank name, enter their unique Aadhaar number and scan their fingerprint, which

Students develop SMS-based biometric authentication system for rural areas

Four students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science have developed an SMS-based biometric authentication system, which can be used in rural areas with lower internet connectivity, according to a report by the Business Standard. The biometric authentication app serves as an on-the-go, always-ready, highly secure user authentication method for financial institutions, particularly in rural areas. The app can be installed on any Android phone, said Saurabh Shukla, whose team was selected as a finalist at the Accenture Innovation Jockey,

Google’s voice recognition feature could be exploited by criminals and police

Google’s decision to run its Trusted Voice feature – which allows users to unlock their phones via their phone — by default on Pixel smartphones has made it easier for both criminals and law enforcement agencies to break into compatible Android devices, according to a report by Forbes. The voice recognition feature allows users to unlock their phones by stating the voice command, “OK Google”, instead of entering a passcode. Using Trusted Voice, criminals could potentially edit snippets of recordings

Windows face authentication feature could expand to Android, iOS

Microsoft has hinted that its face authentication feature Windows Hello might work on Android phones and iPhones, in addition to its own devices, according to a report by Slash Gear. At last week’s Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta, Microsoft showed some slides and made some statements alluding to the possibility of the face recognition login feature expanding to other devices. However, it is uncertain when and to what extent this will occur. Windows Hello, which recently added fingerprint sensor support,

POMM rolls out biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case

POMM Inc. has introduced a new biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case to keep data files private and secure. According to the company crowdfunding page, the POMM device is a unique hardware case that bypasses cloud based systems, providing a security and privacy platform designed to protect the data in mobile devices. It ensures data security, privacy and bio-authentication, all combined to prevent unauthorized access and use of the mobile user’s private data and personal, sensitive information. The

InCadence to provide FBI with a mobile biometrics solution

InCadence Strategic Solutions announced last week that the company has been awarded a prime contract to provide a mobile biometrics solution to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Global Initiatives Unit (FBI CJIS GIU). The single-award, full and open contract, is for a period of performance of one base year and four option years. According to a statement by the company, InCadence will be responsible for providing software solutions to capture biometrics on Android-based devices that will give the

Google to offer Android login based on behavioral biometrics by end of year

Google will begin trialing “several large financial institutions” next month in preparation for the upcoming launch of Project Abacus, which aims to make Android apps password free by the end of the year, according to a report by International Business Times. Unlike other two-factor authentication login methods which involve the use of a code or PIN, Google’s Trust Score will be completely password free. Instead, it determines the user’s identity based entirely on their behaviour. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects

Sensory suggests a natural approach to strong app authentication with AppLock

Smart phones have advanced the introduction of biometrics into the mass consumer market through the inclusion of fingerprint sensors. Individual’s use of their personal devices to communicate both private and business information has also created a mass market security niche for biometrics, but are fingerprints the logical biometric of choice for securing your apps and data? Sensory has launched a free, easy-to-use app to secure Android devices with voice and facial recognition, the company announced Wednesday. AppLock utilizes impenetrable deep

InCadence mobile biometric solution wins Igniting Innovation award

The Ares Mobile Biometric Solution developed by InCadence Strategic Solutions was one of five government IT solutions recognized at the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. The Ares Mobile Biometric Solution is a biometric collection and submission platform which has been designed to be capable of rapidly collecting biometrics, photographs, biographical data, packing and validating transactions and communicating with records databases on Android-based tablets or smartphones. ARES uses a secure SMTP to send