Israeli startup Unbotify uses behavioral biometrics to dupe hacker bots

Israeli tech startup Unbotify has developed a solution that analyzes human behavior patterns to differentiate between bots and humans in order to prevent online fraud, according to a report by The Times of Israel. Unbotify’s product leverage behavioral biometrics — such as how long keys are pressed, how a mouse is moved and how a device is held — to determine whether the user is a living, breathing human being or simply a bot. Last month, the company came in

Financial institution to use BIO-key biometric ID solutions to secure Windows 10 devices

BIO-key has been selected by a global financial institution to deliver biometric authentication solutions for the firm’s Windows platform worldwide. The financial institution, which BIO-key declined to name in the release, recently upgraded all its devices to the Windows 10 operating system on a global basis, a decision that was mostly driven by Windows Hello’s improved biometric security features. BIO-key is providing the institution with an initial 5,000 SideTouch compact fingerprint readers to support the use of fingerprint biometric authentication.

BioCatch granted patent for detecting remote access, differentiating users

BioCatch has been granted a new patent entitled, “Device, Method, and System of Detecting Remote Access Users and Differentiating Among Users,” which marks the company’s 23rd patent. The technology covered under U.S. patent 9690915 detects the presence of remote access tools, in order to distinguish between genuine and malicious online behaviors. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a form of malware that enable a fraudster to take over administrative control of a device. Through social engineering techniques, such as phone-based phishing

Nok Nok Labs raises $8M in latest funding round led by Motorola Solutions

Nok Nok Labs (NNL) has raised $8 million in a Series D financing, led by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The company’s existing investors also participated, including DDS, Inc., ONSET Ventures, DCM Ventures, Lenovo Group, Korea Information Certificate Authority (KICA), and DOCOMO Innovations. NNL said it will use the funding round to accelerate the deployment of its strong authentication solution across the private and public sectors including government, public safety and first responder agencies. Additionally, NNL will expand its channel infrastructure

Gemalto launches machine learning-based fraud prevention solution for banks

Gemalto is releasing the Gemalto Assurance Hub, a machine learning-powered fraud prevention solution for online banking that analyzes the profile and the behavior of customers in real time. The platform only activates additional authentication measures when required, providing a seamless user experience. The solution comes amid the growing occurrence of cyberattacks against online banking services, as well as financial institutions requiring to comply with emerging banking regulations such as Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and Federal Financial Institution Examination Council

The future of biometrics and authentication

This is a guest post by Jeff Nolan, CMO of SecureAuth. As the threat landscape broadens, it’s essential that organizations adopt techniques that bring greater security and ‘close the front door’ to attackers, as stolen credentials are still one of the biggest threats. But at the same time, it’s essential not to put more barriers in the way of users and bother authorized users with processes unless there is a risk. Fortunately, there are multiple methods of authentication that are

IDEX launches low-power fingerprint sensor for contactless smartcards

IDEX has launched a flexible, low-power fingerprint sensor designed to be used in contactless smartcards operating with standard NFC terminals. Designed specifically for proven standard mass production processes, the fingerprint sensor has power management capabilities which can be used in a biometric card without a battery. “The launch of our new low power sensor enables a new generation of commercially viable contactless biometric cards,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “This solution significantly expands our market opportunity driven by

KeyLemon, SoftKinetic to demo mobile 3D face recognition at MWC Shanghai

KeyLemon and SoftKinetic will deliver a joint demonstration of 3D front-facing camera in mobile and 3D face recognition technology at at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. MWC Shanghai, which will be held later this week at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), is a conference and exhibition focused on the worldwide mobile industry. The combined used of SoftKinetic’s front-facing 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera with KeyLemon’s 3D face recognition technology enables authorized individuals to authenticate themselves by simply taking a selfie.

Infinity Optics Solutions releases combined iris and face authentication sensor

Infinity Optics has released what it calls the world’s first multimodal biometric solution combining iris and facial recognition using a single sensor and no optical blind zone. Since last year’s launch of the advanced iris recognition technology that works with remarkable user distances, Infinity Optics’ new solution now provides an enterprise grade biometric modality allowing a False Accept Rate (FAR) of 1/10 million when combined with third-party facial recognition technology. “The single lens technology combining with our proprietary iris authentication

Gemalto, Caliber to provide strong authentication to law enforcement agencies

Gemalto has partnered with Caliber Public Safety (Caliber) to provide law enforcement and other government agencies with strong authentication technology to adhere to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policies. The companies will combine Caliber’s public safety expertise in records management with Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service for an extensive portfolio of cloud-based identity and data protection solutions. The combined solutions allow law enforcement and government agencies to rapidly deploy strong authentication technology to meet CJIS requirements and pass state audits. The