Intel and McAfee to release new biometric authentication software

In the coming weeks, McAfee will release new biometric authentication software that will enable individuals to log into email and online bank accounts, according to a report by PC World. Though no additional details about the product are currently available, the new software will eliminate the inconvenience of remembering passwords when using PCs and tablets. “Your biometrics basically eliminate the need for you to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all your websites ever again,” said Kirk Skaugen,

MorphoTrust introduces mobile service enrollment for travelers seeking TSA pre-check

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced it has introduced a mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration goal of increasing the number of travelers using the TSA pre-check program. The company already provides enrollment services for travelers at more than 300 locations, including at major airports and at off-airport IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust. MorphoTrust has teamed up with a range of organizations to offer the new mobile enrollment program, including universities, trade associations, sports teams and travel companies. Time Warner,

London Gatwick installs HRS’s airport ID pass application solution

Human Recognition Systems’ airport ID pass application vetting and issuance solution MTrust will be installed at London Gatwick Airport’s ID centers to boost security and improve service, while reducing pass rejections and waiting times, according to a report by the Human Recognition Systems blog. London Gatwick Airports chose the cloud-hosted MTrust to streamline its airport ID pass management with absolute certainty of identity. Developed in close partnership with London Gatwick, the new system is now live with 2,500 authorized signatories,

South Africa seeks bids for biometrics-verified grant payment system

After a series of controversy-plagued tenders, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is once again looking for a private company to distribute 15 million social grants across South Africa in a tender worth more than $230 million. According to a report from Business Day’s Stuart Theobald, Sassa is looking for an enterprise to administer social security grants in South Africa which include the old age pension, the disability grant, the child support grant, the foster child grant and the

OASIS creates IBOPS committee aimed at developing server-based biometric identity standards

OASIS, a standards consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards in a variety of technologies, has launched a new committee to define a server-based, biometric identity standard that will address security issues in online transactions. OASIS’s new Technical Committee on the Identity-Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification (or “IBOPS”) will be working on producing an end-to-end specification describing the standards necessary to perform server-based enhanced biometric security. The IBOPS approach to storing and accessing information

FacePhi brings facial recognition to mobile banking in Costa Rica

FacePhi Biometrics announced it has signed a deal with Coopeservidores to install its facial recognition system for the Costa Rican financial institution’s mobile banking service. Coopeservidores selected FacePhi’s facial recognition technology after performing several tests in different scenarios and platforms. As one of the largest credit unions in Costa Rica, Coopeservidores has 26 offices throughout the country that manage more than €600 million in assets. With this new operation, FacePhi continues its expansion in Latin American according to its business

Russian bank Tinkoff implements voice recognition in their call center

Russian bank Tinkoff Credit Systems announced it has implemented NICE Real-Time Voice Authentication System in all workplaces of its call center, according to a report by CNews. NICE Real-Time Authentication significantly cuts down the average customer handling time and improves the customer experience by using voice biometrics to authenticate customers in real time. Using this technology, contact centers can voiceprint the majority of customers for seamless passive enrollment, securely authenticate customers without any customer effort, help agents expedite time to

Socure completes $2.5 million financing round lead by ff Venture Capital

Socure announced it has completed its $2.5 million Series A funding round led by ff Venture Capital, with contributions from Founder Collective and Two Sigma Ventures. The company’s Social Biometrics solution uses online and social behavior checks in real-time to verify the authenticity of customer identities registered on websites and mobile applications. Enterprises using Socure’s Social Biometrics APIs are able to accomplish higher user acceptance rates with less friction, fraud losses and manual review costs. Additionally, Social Biometrics brings enterprises

India to use Aadhaar to provide universal healthcare

The Indian government plans to use its national Aadhaar biometric database to deploy its newly proposed universal healthcare program. As part of the new national government’s manifesto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised radical reforms in healthcare with the introduction of the “National Health Assurance Mission” (NHAM) scheme. The new program’s goal is to provide accessible and affordable healthcare to every Indian citizen. In order to achieve this goal, the Indian government intends to use Aadhaar as means of identification

Indiana hospital implements CrossChx biometric fingerprint identification system

Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Indiana recently implemented fingerprint scanners from CrossChx, which scans patients’ fingerprints to generate a code linking them to their medical information, according to a report by The Courier-Journal. Crosschx’s system is comprised of fingerprint scanners and their accompanying SafeChx software. It works with Floyd Memorial Hospital’s electronic health record system, enabling administration staff to efficiently register their patients and accurately verify their identities. SafeChx scans the patient’s finger and generates a unique identifier based