MouseComputers releases Windows Hello facial recognition camera for Windows 10

MouseComputers recently made available its Mouse Facial Recognition Camera For Windows Hello (CM01-A), which allows Windows 10 users to add facial recognition capabilities to their existing device, according to a report by Supersite Windows. The company first showcased the camera last year at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 conference. The product was previously available only in the Asia Pacific market, but can now be purchased in the US through Amazon. Priced at $69.99, the MouseComputers peripheral camera features an infrared camera

Mount Airey Group, Acuant to release chip reader for passport authentication

Identity solutions firm Mount Airey Group, Inc. is partnering with data capture and authentication firm Acuant to release a comprehensive authentication solution for border control. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIP, will serve as an integral aspect of AssureID which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls. Acuant CHIP conducts multiple authentication tests including basic access control (BAC) to cryptographically access

NIST to measure benefits of five identity management pilots

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Trusted Identities Group (TIG) revealed in a blog post that it will invest $750,000 to assess the benefits of five state and local government identity management pilot projects it funded in 2016. In an effort to find a more effective authentication method, the measurement agency plans to award $750,000 to one vendor that can measure the benefits of NIST-funded pilot projects and find new opportunities for further widespread adoption. Founded in 2015

Innovatrics releases mobile version of facial recognition platform

Innovatrics has released a mobile version of its facial recognition technology, IFace 3.0 Mobile, which is designed to be seamlessly integrated into mobile applications to include facial biometrics as a second factor authentication feature. The new mobile version is designed to meet the needs of financial institutions, commercial organizations and mobile application integrators. IFace 3.0 Mobile features a facial library footprint of only 10 MB, making it the optimal storage size for mobile devices. In addition, face detection, template extraction,

FIDO Alliance protocol enables businesses to integrate mobile apps with authentication APIs

Nok Nok Labs revealed in a blog post that the FIDO Alliance has developed a solution that can help businesses integrate their mobile applications with various authentication APIs. The protocol could particularly be useful if Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 features facial recognition technology instead of the current fingerprint sensor, as it would prevent businesses from having to “recode, redesign, retest and rework their existing systems” to adapt to new technology. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, which is set for release in

We know you miss your phone, but will it miss you?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security Nomophobia is a distinctly 21st-century phobia, and one that may not be immediately recognizable but the symptoms associated with it will be strangely familiar to millions around the globe. That’s because this new phobia refers to the anxiety people experience when being out of contact with their mobile phone. While this may seem to be a truth self-evident to many, supported by recent studies such

Study finds most banking customers want advanced authentication methods

Iovation partnered with global research and advisory firm Aite Group to release a new study titled “Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers’ Views on Authentication”, which revealed that 85 percent of respondents want to replace passwords with advanced authentication methods. The survey polled nearly 1,100 consumers across four generations who use online and/or mobile banking platforms — including millennials (35 percent), Gen X’ers (26 percent), Baby Boomers (32 percent) and seniors (7 percent) — to better understand their attitudes toward various

Crossmatch names former RSA executive as Authentication Market Director

Crossmatch announced that identity industry veteran Jeff Carpenter has joined the company’s marketing team as Market Director, Authentication. Carpenter will be responsible for driving growth of the DigitalPersona Composite Authentication line of business. In this role, he will manage product marketing strategies and development requirements that support new market penetration. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience and security industry knowledge to Crossmatch,” said John Hinmon, vice president of global marketing at Crossmatch. “He will be pivotal in accelerating our continued

Aadhaar authentication devices will have to comply with new encryption standards

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, will make it mandatory for all devices using Aadhaar authentication to comply with its new encryption standards, according to a report by The Economic Times. The new rule is intended to provide an extra security layer to the hardware as the country transitions to biometrics-based digital payment system. “We have recently come out with new specifications and asked manufacturers and vendors to go for STQC certification as

Samsung Galaxy S8 said to use facial recognition technology for payments

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will include a facial recognition feature for mobile payments within months of its March 29th release, which could give the smartphone a competitive edge over Apple’s iPhone products, according to a report by Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter. The S8 will combine fingerprint, iris and facial detection to verify users accessing a range of mobile services including Samsung Pay, according to the sources who requested not to be identified about the private matter. Samsung,