TypingDNA enables easy identity verification for web apps with typing biometrics

TypingDNA has developed technology that expands the limited biometric authentication options not requiring specialized sensors or advanced hardware. Its approach works with existing keyboards, and can be used to protect any app by matching a short typing sample. TypingDNA’s cybersecurity SaaS uses artificial intelligence to match two or more typing patterns, which consist of “press and flight times” keyboard input. Typing patterns are virtually impossible to steal, and are also simpler to use for web applications than other biometrics, CMO

Deloitte Australia forecasts growing use of biometric mobile security

Deloitte Australia has released the results of its third annual Mobile Consumer Survey 2016, which signals an increasing shift towards biometric smartphone security, according to a report by iTWire. The research provides both local Australian and global insight into how 53,000 consumers across 31 countries are using their smartphones and their related preferences. Deloitte Australia partner and head of the firm’s strategy & operations practice, Jeremy Drumm, said that there will soon be a growing use of smartphone tap and

OT eSE solution receives four new certifications for biometric payment and for transport

OT (Oberthur Technologies) announced that PEARL by OT is the first embedded secure element (eSE) worldwide to be certified by Visa, MasterCard and Amex for biometric-compliant payment applets (VISA VMPA v1.4, MasterCard MCM v1.1 and AMEX v2.0), as well as by OSPT Alliance (CIPURSE V2) for urban transport applications and value added services. These latest certifications given to PEARL 800K Classic v4 solidifies PEARL by OT’s position as the most advanced multi-application eSE on the market, according to OT. Launched

Next-generation game with voice integration wins KnuVerse Hackathon

Developers of the real-time, physical space game “Campus Claim” have won the 2016 Knurld Hackathon. KnuVerse, the voice authentication division of KnuEdge, announced the prize for Kyle Parker, Robert Littleford and Chaz Estell on Thursday. KnuVerse gave out eleven additional awards. Among those awarded were end-to-end Android and iOS encryption application Crypto Chat, highly secure notes application WIDITS, and a hotel room booking and access IoT application. Submissions were traditional web or mobile apps that were functional, free, and created

Protect your emails with your fingerprint on new Outlook app for iOS

Keep your messages private by requiring your fingerprint to access your Outlook account on iOS devices. A new update to Microsoft’s Outlook app now lets users protect emails with their fingerprints on iOS devices equipped with a Touch ID sensor, according to a report by Mashable. Outlook is the first of the major email apps on iOS, including Gmail and Apple’s own stock Mail app, to support the fingerprint security features of Touch ID. Set up Touch ID security by

Ford R&D lab exploring the integration of wearables and vehicles

Researchers at the new Automotive Wearables Experience laboratory located at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Research and Innovation Center are exploring ways to connect crucial health information to in-vehicle technologies. For example, lane-keeping assist could be more responsive if a smartwatch sends data to the vehicle that senses that the driver is drowsy. Additionally, if a driver’s heart rate increases as traffic worsens, in-vehicle technologies such as adaptive cruise control or Blind Spot Information System could increase the distance between vehicles

Arizona State University researchers develop biometric identification tool for medical apps

Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed a new biometric identification solution that uses electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) health measurement signals to improve the security of apps, according to a report by iMedical Apps. Dr. Sandeep Gupta, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and his team of researchers at ASU have created a new method to use ECG and PPG signals to generate user-specific keys to access a specific app. The method currently requires the

Biometrics combined with big data will impact the healthcare industry

Biometric sensors embedded in smartphones combined with big data could potentially impact the entire healthcare industry in the future, said a biometric expert at SXSW, according to a report by Mashable. Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of Body Computing at USC, discussed at a biometrics-themed panel how in the future, smartphones will collect biometric data for different applications, ranging from individual medical records to predicting a major disease outbreak. “Imagine if you’re checking your phone 150 times a day — which

Congress to fund Homeland Security’s biometrics program for border agents

Earlier this week, U.S. Congress passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that includes allocating more than $750 million to its cybersecurity operations and the approval of its new biometrics program for border agents, according to a report by Defense One. The bill’s passing resolves an ongoing standoff between the Obama administration and congress for the past two months over immigration and government funding. As a result, DHS management will now be able to launch new projects,

Hyundai releases voice recognition-enabled smartwatch app for Android

Hyundai has launched its Blue Link voice recognition-enabled smartwatch companion app for Android Wear on Google Play, which will also be available for the Apple Watch shortly after its release. The cloud-based Blue Link platform allows users to use voice commands to access a range of features, such as remote start and service information, through smartwatches and smartphones. “Blue Link subscribers and gadget lovers will appreciate a more convenient way to interact with their Hyundai vehicles,” said Frank Ferrara, executive