5G edge computing platform and facial recognition technology unveiled

A multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform and facial recognition technology has been jointly unveiled by Intel Corp, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, and Asia Pacific Telecom in Taiwan, the Taipei Times reports. The platform is the result a collaboration on 5G technology between the companies, after Intel and Hon Hai signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 5G network infrastructure. “The technologies are applicable to a wide range of scenarios, such as a smarter shopping experience in department stores, smart

Bank of America to integrate Intel fingerprint authentication into banking platform

The Bank of America is partnering with Intel to integrate the company’s biometric authentication solution into its online banking platform for PC users, according to a report by Finextra. Starting in 2018, the banking institution will incorporate Intel’s Online Connect technology into its online banking authentication process, enabling customers to sign in with a fingerprint. The solution, available on later generation Intel Core processors, stores the biometric fingerprint data solely on the user’s device and not on a public server

Lenovo, Intel introduce PC-ready built-in biometric authentication measures

Lenovo and Intel have introduced the first PC-ready built-in authentication measures to support users’ online browsing, working and shopping. Using Intel Online Connect on 7th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors, Lenovo’s latest PCs including the Yoga 920, ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2nd generation), ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation) and IdeaPad 720S integrate FIDO-certified authenticators directly into the foundation of the PCs. The measures ensure seamless and safer online authentication when logging into popular websites like PayPal, Google, Dropbox and Facebook.

Nok Nok Labs, Intel integrated authentication solution enable secure payments

Nok Nok Labs announced that its NNL S3 Authentication Suite (S3 Suite) has been integrated to interoperate on the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology. This integration is a key aspect of a strong, hardware-protected authentication framework powered by the Nok Nok S3 Suite and enables secure, standards-based authentication for consumers. The NNL S3 Authentication Suite is a FIDO-certified solution and delivers FIDO capabilities to devices in which it is deployed. As

NEC face recognition engine conducts rapid crowd video capture

NEC’s NeoFace Accelerator is a PCI Express low profile board with rapid face authentication capabilities based on 4K video acquisition and face matching with an existing photo database, according to a report by eeNews Europe. Drawing up to 25W and measuring 68.9×167.65mm, the board can track many individuals from a crowd of hundreds as they walk throughout large venues, transit stations or shopping centres. NEC says its face recognition engine is powered by Intel Arria 10 field programmable gate arrays

Intel Security cloud report recommends firms to use multi-factor authentication, biometrics

Intel Security has published its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky”, which recommends that organizations use authentication best practices, such as distinct passwords, MFA and biometrics. Based on the survey results of more than 2,000 IT professionals, the report details the current state of cloud adoption, the main concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT. The report states that hackers are seeking the easiest targets, and

ZTE achieves facial recognition breakthrough with deep learning

ZTE has achieved a breakthrough in deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNN), working with Intel, which could enable new cloud applications performing picture search and matching, according to a Tuesday announcement. The companies say many others researching Internet search and artificial intelligence have been trying to reach the performance and accuracy benchmark. ZTE engineers in Nanjing City, China, used Intel’s mid-range Arria 10 FPGA (or field-programmable gate array) for a cloud inferencing application using a CNN algorithm, and reached

Intel Security intros multi-factor authentication password manager for Windows Hello

Intel Security has integrated the True Key extension with Windows Hello to deliver a seamless multi-factor sign in experience on Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 customers can now enable the new True Key app extension integrated with Windows Hello on Microsoft Edge to ensure an easier and more secure method of unlocking their online accounts. The True Key app provides built-in multi-factor protection, allowing users to increase their online security by replacing their bad password habits with the creation of long,

Biometrics market research, fingerprint technology and border security trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight KnuEdge launched out of a ten-year stealth phase last week with new neural computing technology and a set of noise-tolerant voice authentication products. Led by founder and CEO Dan Goldin, who previously was NASA’s longest-serving head, KnuEdge has already raised $100 million in private funding and $20 million in revenue. Accenture recently recognized its own technological prowess by bestowing one

Fintech innovation lab in Tel Aviv to focus on blockchain, IoT and biometrics

Intel Corporation has selected Tel Aviv to host its latest fintech innovation lab, according to a report by Finance Magnates. The new Intel fintech innovation lab will focus on blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics applications and will be created with The Floor, a fintech hub located at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The Floor has financial backing from Chinese venture capital fund Pando Group and partners including Banco Santander, HSBC, RBS and Intesa Sanpaolo. Intel Israel’s manager of