ImageWare releases new versions of GoVerifyID product line

ImageWare recently announced the availability of major enhancements to its GoVerifyID mobile app, GoMobile Interactive cloud platform, and GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite products. The mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions developer has extended the authentication methods that are available in the GoVerifyID mobile app and GoMobile Interactive cloud service to include palm image recognition using the latest FUJITSU matching algorithm as an authentication option along with face, voice, and fingerprint recognition. ImageWare also now offers an optional 6-digit secret PIN as

Mastercard’s Bob Reany on trends in biometric payments authentication

The payments industry is in the midst of a shift toward strong forms of authentication. Mastercard’s decision to retire the signature for in-store purchases in the US and Canada in 2018 represents one part of this shift, as do a series of recent announcements related to the company’s use of new identity technologies including biometrics for mobile devices and credit cards. The proliferation of effective tools for authentication on newer mobile devices, and the use of on-device matching are two

Visa survey shows consumers are ready for biometrics

Consumers are ready to give up passwords for biometrics, according to survey results from Visa which show 86 percent are interested in using biometrics for identity verification or to make payments. More than 65 percent of the 1,000 Americans surveyed by AYTM Market Research are already familiar with biometrics. Interestingly, while 70 percent say biometrics are easier than passwords or PINs, and 61 percent consider them faster, only 46 percent say they are more secure. “For financial institutions, the time

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

Biometrics the preferred second factor for strong customer authentication for mobile commerce

Biometric authentication will continue to be adopted for mobile commerce due to its combination of better security and improved user convenience as merchants apply multifactor-based strong customer authentication (SCA) in response to fraud risks and compliance requirements from card networks and regulators, according to a report from Mobey Forum. “Authentication in M-Commerce: Balancing Risk and Experience” describes a challenging environment for mobile commerce retailers, as customer habits, fraud threats, and compliance requirements evolve. It predicts that U.S. Account Takeover Losses

Determining the best biometric reader for an application

This guest post was contributed by Anixter. Biometric physical access control is the most secure means for allowing access due to the unique physical characteristics of every individual. Biometric physical access control solutions provide stronger authentication methods than a PIN, access card or physical keys, which can be lost or stolen and facilitate an unauthorized entry. Biometrics is the only credential that positively authenticates the person before he or she accesses a secure area. There are multiple ways of using

TypingDNA launches authentication solution based on short text samples

TypingDNA has developed technology capable of identifying individuals by how they type short, repetitive text samples, enabling key-stroke biometrics to be added as a secondary form of authentication for account logins and passwords, the company has announced. The new TypingDNA product can authenticate users the second time they enter a certain text string, according to the announcement, and works on both desktop and mobile devices. The company’s authentication solutions are compliant with authentication regulations, and the strength of typing biometrics

Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP and authentication strategist at NuData Security. With the Christmas holidays coming up, there will be a race to secure holiday gifts at the best prices if they didn’t already on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the holiday shopping season reaching ~$1.05 trillion between November and January, according to the latest Deloitte 2017 holiday retail survey. The survey also predicts that, for

Nok Nok Labs announces FIDO implementation for key attestation by major mobile network operator

Nok Nok Labs has announced an implementation of a FIDO UAF 1.1 product on Android 8.0 devices by NTT DOCOMO, the first of its kind by a major mobile network operator, according to the announcement. The implementation leverages Nok Nok Authentication Server to provide hardware-based key attestation, which can mitigate many scalable attacks on authentication protocols. “Key attestation can be vital to solving a core problem with internet security – specifically, how to tell a real device from a virtual

Aware’s Knomi framework offers flexible, multimodal approach to mobile biometric authentication

When Aware launched its Knomi framework in October, it marked the arrival of a new approach to using biometrics to realize the convenience and security of password-free mobile authentication. With support for several modalities and device- or server-centric implementations, the Knomi mobile biometric authentication framework appears unmatched in its flexibility. Knomi leverages Aware’s many years of experience enabling large-scale systems with biometric capture and matching algorithms. The framework of biometric algorithms is provided as SDKs and APIs designed for integration