Alipay selects Nok Nok Labs to power FIDO ready authentication on Samsung Galaxy S5

Nok Nok Labs announced that Alipay will soon be using NNL S3 Authentication Suite to enable secure online payments via the fingerprint sensor technology integrated within Samsung Galaxy S5. Alipay customers who make purchases and transfers in the Alipay Wallet mobile application can now apply their fingerprint to the fingerprint sensor for authentication that leverages FIDO standards. The online payment firm has deployed the NNL multifactor authentication server, which provides a singular authentication infrastructure and communicates securely with the client

Cross Match Technologies launches Verifier Sentry handheld device

Cross Match Technologies announced it has launched its Verifier Sentry handheld solution designed to authenticate the identity of an individual using their secure credentials and biometrics. Cross Match’s Verifier Sentry is an Android-based solution that quickly reads and verifies identification documents with embedded biometric data by comparing the biometric to a live scan of their fingerprint. The Verifier Sentry can also send an unknown person’s fingerprint to an AFIS for remote processing. “This makes the new handheld uniquely suited for

The FBI says its biometric identification database is now fully operational

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division announced its biometric identification system, Next Generation Identification (NGI), is now in full operational capability phase. The agency announced last month that it had digitally converted 30 million records and 83 million fingerprint cards stored at the CJIS division warehouse in Fairmont, West Virginia in preparation for the transition to the new biometric system. The NGI is estimated to process 55,000 photos a day and is currently on track to digitize 52

Biometrics in Banking

24 October 2014 London, UK After a very successful edition in Berlin earlier this year, the EAB has decided to organize a 2nd edition, this time in London. This ‘Biometrics in Banking’ seminar will be hosted by the Citibank and is co-organized by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFAUK). Soon the EAB events calendar will be updated with the latest details (see also enclosed most current event overview). (€ 275 / £ 220,- non-members – € 75 / £ 60 for

ING demos voice biometrics for banking app

ING says it is the first bank in Europe to offer voice recognition biometric capabilities by offering voice control mode in its mobile banking app in the Netherlands. Inge is the bank’s new voice control mode that enables hands-free banking, which provides an alternative to touch screen banking. “Inge is a new way of making mobile banking easy for our customers,” said Max Mouwen, general manager of Internet and Mobile ING Netherlands. “The feature makes it possible, for instance, to

Vision-Box deploys eGates at Hamad airport

Vision-Box announced that the Hamad International Airport in Qatar now has one of the most automated border control eGates at any airport in the world. The NDIA Steering Committee contracted Vision-Box to supply ABC eGates, which were specifically designed to meet the HIA performance and strict design requirements. The 62 vb i-match eGates are already being used at HIA, operated by Vision-Box’s front-end border control application, the vb inspector. The eGates are integrated with the advanced identity management infrastructure of

AGNITiO to participate in Biometrics in Global Mobile Commerce panel at Global Identity Summit

AGNITiO announced that its CEO Emilio Martinez will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Biometrics in Mobile Commerce” at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida on September 16 from 10:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. EST. Held at the Tampa Convention Center, Martinez will join industry peers Fast Identity On-line Alliance executive director and co-founder Brett McDowell, BIO-key International VP of corporate development Jay Meier, and Samsung Electronics director of technology and strategy Steven Rahman. The panel will address the

Biometrics use at Massachusetts school raise privacy concerns from parents

The school system in North Adams, Massachusetts is introducing biometrics tofacilitate lunch lines at schools, which has raised concerns among parents about privacy and government interfering with their children’s lives, according to a report by The move follows more than a year of meetings regarding parents’ refusal to pay for delinquent lunch bills, misconceptions about free and discounted lunches, and privacy issues. When a notice informing parents about the new biometrics technology was sent home with children, many parents

NexID introduces enhanced fake-finger-detection technology

NexID Biometrics LLC has released an enhanced version of its fake-finger-detection technology for embedded fingerprint sensor systems. The newly enhanced NexID software is now available for custom deployments. The company announced the new software capabilities today at the Global Identity Summit, being held in Tampa. “Our newest version of NexID’s fake-finger-detection technology was re-architected to execute the software’s full feature set of analysis and spoof mitigation while running on embedded processors with far less computing performance and resources,” said Mark

EAB announces winners of 2014 European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards

European Association for Biometrics announced the three winners of its European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2014 awards Now in its eighth year, the European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards is open to all academic researchers who either have a Ph.D. or are about to obtain one, with major focus on biometrics, from a European academic institution, as well as those industrial researchers employed by European companies whose core business is biometrics. The jury awarded the European Biometrics Research Award