New biometric system boosts Marines data sharing capabilities

A new biometric system deployed by the Marine Corps System Command has led to a 154 percent increase in biometric collections submitted, and 11 watch list hits in its first month of use, reports. The complete solution is supplied by Aware, according to David Benini, Aware’s VP of marketing and product. It includes an Aware-developed application running on a hardened mobile device from a partner supplier. The Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps (IDS-MC) captures fingerprints, iris and face images, to

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

Hill Top Security files patent application for a biometric security system for cryptocurrencies

Hill Top Security has filed a patent application for a biometric security solution designed to protect bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from theft and loss. The solution, UxToken, is a biometrics-enabled, GPS trackable crypto-currency private key safe storage. The application was developed by Hill Top’s in-house team of former U.S. military officers and personnel. According to a company statement, this cryptocurrency security helps bridge the divide between completely anonymous transactional parties and a reasonable assurance of participant identity, that is aligned

Online fraud during holiday shopping period down in 2017

Online fraud during the holiday shopping period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday fell by 33 percent, and for 2017 has decreased by 17 percent compared to last year, after growing steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to research revealed Tuesday by Jumio. Online businesses are increasingly combatting fraud with a combination of ID and identity verification, the company says, often through facial recognition with a selfie or video, which deters fraud attempts. “While 2017 witnessed the first decline in

ImageWare solution protects entertainment industry IP

Secure Channels has selected ImageWare’s GoVerifyID solution to secure its Entertainment Security Operations Center (ESOC) with multi-factor biometric authentication. Secure Channels’ ESOC is a members only, closed end, centralized ecosystem for secure management of the entertainment industry’s chain-of-custody content and intellectual property. ESOC is designed to protect data, files and emails and requires authorized access through exclusive membership via a centralized SOC housed in a Tier 3 data center, and is purpose-built for the entertainment industry. “ImageWare’s GoVerifyID provides state-of-the-art

VisionLabs and BS/2 partner for interbank facial recognition services

VisionLabs and Lithuanian banking technology company BS/2 have announced a strategic partnership to create a line of interbank services for contactless identification based on facial identification. The services will be offered as an integrated solution utilize a self-service video surveillance and fraud prevention system from ATMeye.IQ and the LUNA facial verification platform with the existing portrait camera. The solution captures depersonalized user data with video stream analysis including gender, age, race, and emotional responses, providing opportunities for marketing research, KPI

Alibaba speech and facial recognition tech to be deployed in Shanghai subway system

Speech and facial recognition technologies developed by Alibaba will be deployed in Shanghai subway system, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. Alibaba and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group said this week that the Metro would install “far-field” speech recognition technology in ticket machines in all stations, as well as facial recognition systems at station entrances to verify commuters identities. According to Yan Zhijie, director of intelligent speech recognition at Alibaba’s Institute of Data and Science Technology, far-field

HooYu technologies to verify customer identity for challenger bank Countingup

HooYu has partnered with challenger bank Countingup to verify customer identity in the account opening process. Countingup is an UK challenger bank that equips its customers with a unique commercial banking app to help business owners with accounting, VAT returns, profit and loss reports, invoicing and machine learning bookkeeping technology. Customers are able to open an account on their smartphone in five minutes. HooYu technologies such as identity database checks, ID document validation, facial biometrics, PEPS and Sanctions screening, digital

AEON Bank trials Mofiria-developed biometric authentication system

Japan’s AEON Bank is trialing a biometrics authentication system developed by Mofiria Corporation at its ATMs and teller windows, allowing clients to make transactions without a bank card or PIN. The Mofiria solution combines both finger vein and fingerprint authentication technologies. Mofiria is providing the bank with the hybrid biometrics device and related software library for finger vein authentication. According to the company, this is the first trial in Japan to use biometrics only to enable secure banking transactions. AEON

New Lincoln owners to receive complimentary CLEAR membership

Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to fast-track through security at participating airports and major arenas and stadiums in the United States. At more than 30 participating airports and arenas nationwide, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines.