Survey reveals biometrics demand with 84% supporting eliminating passwords

Mobile authentication platform firm LaunchKey released findings from a recent survey it commissioned in which 84% of respondents said that they would support eliminating passwords as an authentication method. The survey results also found that 76% of respondents feel their data would be more secure with an alternative form of verification, with 59% preferring fingerprint scans over passwords. Additionally, 46% of survey respondents said they currently have more than 10 passwords to manage, 68% admitted that they reuse passwords for

Coinsetter adds biometric security measure to multifactor authentication platform

Coinsetter, a virtual currency exchange, announced it has added a new advanced security measure for its multifactor authentication platform, LaunchKey for Coinsetter. Coinsetter recently partnered with LaunchKey to launch a comprehensive solution which enables users to pair LaunchKey with their Coinsetter account, implementing a minimum of seven authentication factors to confirm their identity before any user can successfully log into their account. Now, Coinsetter has added biometric facial recognition and biometric fingerprint scanning to the LaunchKey for Coinsetter functionality in

Top biometrics news stories, week of August 10

Biometrics Week in Review: next killer app for biometrics, biometric authentication project, airports deploy biometric screening in Australia and Japan, new biometric entry/exit testing center, biometric screening at South Africa borders posts, testing facial recognition accuracy for video, Launchkey’s latest update, a guest post about biometrics research at DHS and a guest post about biometrics at the US southern border. Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Mobile commerce

Launchkey supports facial recognition login in latest update

LaunchKey has just unveiled a new facial recognition login system for use with online services like WordPress. According to a report in News47ell, the updated app uses ten previously captured photos of a user’s face for verification and uses embedded smartphone cameras to capture a live sample. According to the company, biometric data is stored locally, on mobile devices rather than in the cloud on Launchkey servers. The report also notes that Launchkey’s facial recognition login will work with a