NuData Security adds new tools to online fraud detection engine

NuData Security announced it has improved its advanced online fraud detection engine, NuDetect, by adding new anti-fraud tools, based on continuous behavioral analysis and compiled behavioral biometric data. The new tools significantly reduce the likelihood of fraud for users while also preventing false positives. Based on tests, NuDetect’s expanded array of behavioral biometric sensors achieve 97% accuracy in verifying a user’s identity. The solution’s improved user interface serves as an ‘early warning system’ that makes high-risk events easily accessible to

ZKAccess brings biometrics to your front door

Biometric and RFID security solution firm ZKAccess announced it released its ML10 biometric fingerprint door lock, which features embedded fingerprint recognition technology. Acting as a plug ‘n play replacement to the traditional ‘lock and key’ door knob, each ML10 door lock can store and recognize up to 40 users. After an initial registration process where authorized individuals submit their fingerprints, users can simply touch the fingerprint sensor to open the door, eliminating the need for a key or code. ML10

Arizona State University researchers develop biometric identification tool for medical apps

Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed a new biometric identification solution that uses electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) health measurement signals to improve the security of apps, according to a report by iMedical Apps. Dr. Sandeep Gupta, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, and his team of researchers at ASU have created a new method to use ECG and PPG signals to generate user-specific keys to access a specific app. The method currently requires the

San Francisco airport installs Innovative Travel Solutions’ APC kiosks in customs area

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has installed 40 new automated passport control kiosks, developed by Innovative Travel Solutions, to expedite the customs entry process for international arriving passengers. In a $2.45 million, three-year contract, Innovative Travel Solutions, a business unit within the Vancouver Airport Authority, won the bid to install and maintain the 40 BorderXpress kiosks. The kiosks allow eligible international travelers to submit their customs declaration form and biographic information electronically, which significantly reduces the time they spend

GTRIIP provides biometric identification solution for hotel check-in

Singaporean biometric solutions startup GTRIIP has developed a TouchID-integrated biometric identification solution to ensure a more seamless and convenient hotel guest check-in experience, according to a report by Tnooz. By combining specific data entries to a traveler’s fingerprint, GTRIIP’s solution eliminates the need for travellers to present their ID to the front desk clerk. The integration with TouchID also eliminates the need to provide a credit card for incidentals, maintaining the stored credit card information on the phone itself. GTRIIP’s

Biometrics Institute warns Australian government about collecting biometrics from children

The Biometrics Institute has issued a warning to the Australian government that they must take extra precaution when using children’s biometrics for border protection and other purposes. The warning is a response to the Australian government’s announcement last month that it would introduce new legislation that would allow authorities to collect biometric data from children. The independent organization submitted evidence before last week’s Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee hearings in Sydney, Australia, stating that the government needs to understand that

Healthcare biometrics market to grow to US$5.8 billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research published a 97-page report which states that the worldwide market for healthcare biometrics is largely driven by mounting security concerns of the global healthcare industry. According Transparency’s findings, medical insurance providers and workers in various healthcare services and facilities advocate the need for biometrics in an industry that is rather data sensitive. The report forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will grow to US$5.8 billion in 2019, from approximately US$1.2 billion in 2012. The market will

Australia’s border security agency to install facial recognition terminals in airports

Australia’s Customs and Border Protection will roll out 92 Vision-Box facial recognition terminals in international airports throughout the country, according to a report by IT News. The $18 million contract will swap out technology of the border security agency’s current smart-gate vendor, Morpho, which delivered about 61 electronic gates at arrival terminals at Australian airports as part of a $53 million deal that is scheduled to run through 2019. The value of Vision-Box’s deal could likely reach nearly $25 million

Daon outlines biometric authentication solution developed for USAA

Biometrics and identity assurance software developer Daon outlined how it provided financial institution USAA with its multi-factor biometric authentication solution for its member base, according to Daon’s recently published case study. USAA was seeking a multi-modal authentication solution that could replace its existing password system for improved security and convenience for members accessing its mobile app. Already using a Verisign token for boosted mobile security, USAA was seeking risk management options for high-stakes financial transactions. USAA piloted IdentityX’s facial authentication

Yahoo demos biometric authentication method that uses ears and knuckles to unlock your phone

Yahoo presented a new biometric authentication project this week at the 2015 Computer-Human Interaction Conference in Seoul where it demonstrated how body parts like ears and knuckles can unlock phones both quickly and securely, according to a report by IDG News Service. The technology can be used on any phone with a capacitive touchscreen, providing a faster and more convenient option to entering a password. Researchers at Yahoo Labs have developed an app called Bodyprint that scans the users’ ears,