Crossmatch, Oxford Computer Group to offer biometric identity solutions to Microsoft customers

Crossmatch and Oxford Computer Group have partnered to offer biometric identity solutions to Microsoft customers. Under the agreement terms, Oxford Computer Group will become an authorized reseller offering Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona Composite Authentication software and support, as well as single finger readers to Microsoft customers. The partnership is expected to be a significant component of the defense against cybersecurity threats, particularly in light of the rise in global breaches. “The ‘breach-a-week’ global business culture is in desperate need of solutions that

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. What a weird couple of weeks. Stock markets continue to hit record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the MSCI All Country World Index and the S&P 500 all continue to arc into uncharted territory.

Cab hailing app Little integrates Microsoft face recognition API

Kenyan cab hailing app Little has integrated its driver online verification feature using facial recognition technology provided by Microsoft Cognitive Face API to improve security for both drivers and riders, according to a report by CIO. Little has accumulated over 200,000 downloads and has built a roster of nearly 2,000 drivers. Microsoft Cognitive Face API is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, which helps ensure the driver using the app is, in fact, the same person registered to the account. “The only

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. -In the months after the American election markets boomed as investors assumed a Republican administration would be good for Wall Street. Many thought he would cut taxes and promote business friendly policies. But now the

BBC, Microsoft developing voice recognition and AI capabilities for iPlayer

The BBC has been working with Microsoft to develop a proof of concept, artificial intelligence-based media player that allows viewers to navigate their television programming using their voice, according to a report by Microsoft News. The experimental version of BBC’s iPlayer allows users to watch television shows and listen to the radio via the internet. In the BBC’s test, viewers were able to log into their BBC account by activating iPlayer and by simply stating their name and a phrase,

Microsoft releases keyboard featuring fingerprint reader for secure logins

Microsoft recently released a premium keyboard with a fingerprint reader, which is designed to help users improve security and quickly log into their accounts, according to a report by eWeek. The Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, which retails for $129.99, is equipped with Fingerprints Cards’ FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor, making it the first keyboard to include a “hidden” fingerprint sensor in a conventional key. And while there is no sensor strip to give away its presence or impact the

Token launches biometric fingerprint identification ring

Token, a biometric identity ring that streamlines the process of authentication throughout your day, has officially launched. Supported by partners including Mastercard, Microsoft, FitPay and the FIDO Alliance, Token is available for presale now on its website beginning at $249, and will begin shipping to users this December. Token serves as a seamless solution to manage various credentials while leveraging a proprietary continuous two-factor authentication method to ensure no one but the authorized user can access the protected credentials. The

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

New Microsoft keyboard features Fingerprint Cards sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ touch sensor FPC1025 is featured in Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, the first keyboard to include an invisible fingerprint sensor hidden in a normal looking key. “We’re really excited to see Microsoft launch this ground-breaking product and happy to see our industry-leading technology featured in it,” said Niklas Strid, Senior Vice President, Business Line PC and Embedded, at Fingerprint Cards. “We’re delighted to support such a large and influential industry player, it’s a testimonial of our products

Microsoft files patent application for digital pen-based authentication technology

Microsoft has filed a patent application relating to a ‘system and method for authentication with a computer stylus.’ In other words, authenticating a user by what and how they draw on the screen, according to a report by BGR. According to patent application #2010/0155153, Microsoft is looking to use the pen-based authentication technology for its Windows 10 feature, Windows Hello, which allows users to log in using facial recognition, iris, or fingerprint. The technology uses a combination of a unique