Qualcomm unveils new mobile platform with enhanced biometrics capabilities

Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its new Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, featuring eXtended reality (XR), on-device intelligence (AI), and a secure processing unit (SPU) intended for biometric use. The SPU is a hardware isolated subsystem, which the company says “makes it possible for improved biometrics security used for authentication,” and works with fingerprint, iris, voice, and face recognition. Qualcomm cites the needs of payment companies for secure authentication, and the needs of consumers to store an increasing amount of personal data

Report finds enterprises prefer fingerprints over facial recognition for mobile authentication

Bitglass released the findings of its BYOD and Identity research report, which includes insights from more than 200 IT and security professionals surveyed at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo conference. According to the research, one in four organizations lack some form of multi-factor authentication when securing BYOD, which is consistent with well-known enterprise security gaps. With several high-profile data breaches in recent months, enterprises are looking to technology as a means of solving the secure identity management challenge. “Enterprises often misjudge the

IDEX tells investors mobile, IoT, biometrics market has ‘billion unit potential’

IDEX ASA made a pitch to investors and analysts at the DNB Nordic Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Conference in Oslo. In his presentation, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon discussed opportunities in the mobile, Internet of Things, and biometric smartcards market, which he claimed offers a combined “billion unit potential”. The company’s focus on the emerging biometric smartcard market was also discussed in IDEX’s recent quarterly report, hinting that it could soon fulfill significant market potential. IDEX highlighted the quality and

DISA developing prototype to verify mobile user identity based on life patterns

The U.S. defense department is developing a prototype within the next year that aims to authenticate the identity of mobile users through their life patterns, such as how fast they walk to their office or the locations they regularly visit, according to a report by AFCEA. The pilot project is designed to authenticate military personnel who may not otherwise have the time to routinely submit fingerprints, facial recognition scans or other forms of traditional biometrics. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

KeyLemon, SoftKinetic to demo mobile 3D face recognition at MWC Shanghai

KeyLemon and SoftKinetic will deliver a joint demonstration of 3D front-facing camera in mobile and 3D face recognition technology at at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. MWC Shanghai, which will be held later this week at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), is a conference and exhibition focused on the worldwide mobile industry. The combined used of SoftKinetic’s front-facing 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera with KeyLemon’s 3D face recognition technology enables authorized individuals to authenticate themselves by simply taking a selfie.

Strategic partnership will bring enhanced biometrics and mobility to federal government

DMI and NEC Corporation of America have announced a strategic partnership to couple NEC’s biometric and advanced recognition technology with DMI’s mobile technologies and platforms to address public safety, national security and federal civilian technology priorities within the U.S. government. According to a company statement, combining NEC core identity management technologies with DMI’s mobile platforms will provide the government: real-time, secure, mobile access to fingerprint, iris and facial recognition technologies for first responders, law enforcement and military teams who are

Korea Internet & Security Agency developing biometric authentication for mobile banking

South Korean government-run Korea Internet & Security Agency is developing biometric authentication for mobile banking with plans to commercialize the technology by late 2018, according to a report by The Korean Herald. “We are developing an algorithm for authenticating mobile banking with a combination of a fingerprint, heart rate and (an) electrocardiogram,” said Jason Kim, chief of KISA’s security technology dissemination team. “The technology is expected to be much safer than existing biometrics including iris sensors, fingerprint scanners and facial

ID R&D launches multi-factor, multimodal mobile authentication solution

Biometric technology firm ID R&D launched a mobile biometric login solution earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2017, marking the company’s first product. The patent-pending IDSquared combines a simple and intuitive user interface with behavioural biometrics, facial recognition and liveness detection. Designed to provide a seamless UX and improved mobile authentication experience, IDSquared requires users to type a word into the mobile device while looking at the screen. By doing so, uses reveal their face to the front-facing camera

Integrated Biometrics releases FBI-certified optical 10-print fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics announced the FIVE-0 compact scanner, which the company claims is the first FBI-certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner. According to a company statement, the compact FAP501 units are “extremely rugged and deliver high quality scans under conditions that limit other technologies, such as latent fingerprints, dirt, heat, cold, bright lights, and direct sunlight.” The mobile 10-finger enrollment and verification device is used by global law enforcement, military, intelligence, border control, and social service agencies. In addition, FIVE-0 supports national

NEC software uses facial recognition to verify mobile service users

NEC Corporation has launched NC7000-3A, a data utilization platform software that leverages facial recognition to confirm the identity of mobile service users for organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators. NC7000-3A is ideal for organizations that require ID management and authentication functions to ensure the safety and security of their mobile web services. This software includes a mobile services-oriented authentication engine that leverages “NeoFace,” a facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine that is part of NEC’s portfolio of AI