Korea Internet & Security Agency developing biometric authentication for mobile banking

South Korean government-run Korea Internet & Security Agency is developing biometric authentication for mobile banking with plans to commercialize the technology by late 2018, according to a report by The Korean Herald. “We are developing an algorithm for authenticating mobile banking with a combination of a fingerprint, heart rate and (an) electrocardiogram,” said Jason Kim, chief of KISA’s security technology dissemination team. “The technology is expected to be much safer than existing biometrics including iris sensors, fingerprint scanners and facial

Diebold Nixdorf, Samsung SDS to showcase biometric ATM

Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America have partnered to showcase how integrating mobile biometric technology and the self-service channel can help improve security and the overall consumer experience. The companies will jointly demonstrate the mobile-based biometric authentication method at the Digital Banking conference in Austin, Texas on June 12-14. The mobile-based transaction combines Samsung SDS Nexsign, a FIDO compliant biometric authentication platform that includes facial recognition technology combined with the ATM to complete a secure cardless cash withdrawal in seconds.

PQI My Lockey features Synaptics fingerprint sensor

Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors with integrated SentryPoint security software are featured in the newest PQI My Lockey USB dongles. Synaptics’ SentryPoint includes SecureLink which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption, protecting data end-to-end from the fingerprint sensor to the host. Quantum Matcher technology is used for fingerprint template matching and authentication and Synaptics’ PurePrint anti-spoofing technology helps distinguish between fake and live fingers. The PQI My Lockey offers secure fingerprint authentication to Windows 10

Will biometrics improve payment card security?

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Most of us are familiar with the concept of biometrics — the science of using fingerprints and other unique identifiers to increase security. Many smartphones are already equipped with fingerprint scanners that people can use instead of entering a password or PIN to secure their phone. Could this biometric technology be used to secure other things we use every day, like debit and credit cards? Biometrics and

IEEE researchers propose new cluster cloud framework for mobile biometrics

Researchers from the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) created a high-performance cluster cloud framework to better manage the massive amounts of data related to mobile biometric authentication, according to a report by The Stack. The team conducted large-scale experimental tests (PDF) in which it used a cloud-based biometric authentication framework, or BAMCloud, to achieve a network speed performance that was more than eight times greater than alternate methods. Two other benefits of BAMCloud include achieving a performance

Microsoft keyboard to feature built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello

Microsoft is expected to release a Bluetooth wireless desktop keyboard with a built-in fingerprint identification reader, according to a report by MS Power User. The Bluetooth SIG listing has been updated with the device now being named the “Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID” and being described as a “BTLE Keyboard with Fingerprint enroll feature”. The SIG listing appears to be the same device as the Microsoft C3K1780 keyboard, which received FCC certification in March. In addition to the fingerprint

Enfuce, Gemalto offering mobile authentication services in the Nordics

Gemalto has partnered with Finnish financial services provider Enfuce to provide financial enterprises in the Nordics with mobile authentication services. Built on Gemalto’s Mobile Protector Software Development Kit (SDK) and Confirm Authentication Server (CAS), Enfuce’s cloud-based authentication-as a-service solution enables financial institutions, retailers and fintechs to secure their mobile applications. Users can select from a range of authentication factors for transactions including PIN code, fingerprint or facial recognition. Leveraging the capabilities of the Mobile Protector SDK, Enfuce’s customers can deploy

Veridium biometric authentication software verified as Citrix Ready

Verdium announced that VeridiumAD, the company’s enterprise-ready multi-factor biometric authentication solution to be used in Microsoft Active Directory environments with new connectors for Citrix, is verified as Citrix Ready. To achieve the verification, VeridiumAD successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix to ensure that it will work seamlessly to eliminate passwords for Citrix StoreFront and add biometrics as a second authentication factor to Citrix NetScaler. Launched in February, VeridiumAD is a primary authenticator that delivers password-free biometric authentication.

Visa research reveals more consumers adopting biometric solutions

Credit card firm Visa recently released new research which shows that biometrics are reaching mainstream use as retailers and consumers are increasingly adopting the technology, according to a report by Essential Retail. Consumers are increasingly embracing biometric technologies such as face recognition and fingerprint authentication within the retail environment, the study finds. Natasha Toothill, head of merchant services at Visa, said that consumers were previously skeptical about biometrics. However, with technologies like face recognition being adopted by airports, the majority

Mobile biometric payment volumes to reach nearly 2B in 2017

Juniper Research has released a new study that forecasts that the number of mobile biometric payments will increase to nearly 2 billion this year, up from just over 600 million in 2016. In the new study, “Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation 2017-2021”, Juniper found that while Apple Pay had provided the catalyst for initial growth, other digital wallets including Android Pay and Samsung Pay were increasingly offering biometric authentication solutions. The study also found that the size of