Visma taps Inside Secure for mobile authentication

Inside Secure’s mobile strong authentication and payment authorization service has been selected by Finnish software as a service (SaaS) provider Visma Solutions for deployment with its Netvisor ID and other services. Netvisor ID is a mobile application which enables digital signatures for transactions by acting as a public key certificate, with Inside Secure providing secure and convenient authentication for logins and transactions. It also enables PSD2 compliance, according to the announcement. “Netvisor simplifies and secures online logins allowing users to

Nations Trust Bank selects Daon’s IdentityX platform for biometric authentication

Nations Trust Bank of Sri Lanka has launched two new apps using biometric authentication powered by Daon’s IdentityX platform. The bank is utilizing Daon’s IdentityX soft token, finger, face and voice authentication. Multiple digital applications from the bank were enabled in parallel during implementation and launched in quick succession. IdentityX powers all of the customer authentication process flows including registration, set up of authentication methods, ongoing customer login and step-up authentication. Nations Trust Bank plans to enable biometrics across various

Sensory, Fujitsu partner to help clients adopt face biometrics within their mobile apps

Sensory and Fujitsu will be working together to assist banks, financial institutions, retail and enterprises adopt face biometrics within their mobile apps. “We pride ourselves on working with industry leaders like Sensory to offer our customers access to the best biometrics authentication technologies available,” said Michihiko Ejiri, Vice President of Front Digital Service Business Div. at Fujitsu. “Working with Sensory has allowed us to help our customers around the world improve the user experience provided by their apps by integrating

Korean banks reject iPhone X face ID due to security concerns

Twenty Korean banks have rejected the facial recognition security feature of Apple’s iPhone X due to security concerns, according to a report by the Korea Herald. Following reports that the security of the new phone’s Face ID feature has been breached, a number of commercial and online banks said they would not provide the facial authentication option to authenticate customers logging into their accounts. “It was difficult for us to adopt the biometric technology (of iPhone X) abruptly, since it

BBVA integrates biometric authentication tech from Samsung into banking app

Biometric authentication solution Samsung Pass has been integrated into Spanish bank BBVA’s mobile app to enable consumers with Samsung-compatible smartphones to log in to their account without a login or password. Samsung Pass is based on FIDO specifications, and replaces passwords with fingerprint and facial authentication, as well as iris recognition. “BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience,” explained Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s Head of Mobile Channels. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access

Yoti launches digital identity app to general availability

Digital identity provider Yoti has launched its flagship mobile app to Apple’s App Store and Google Play to enable users to prove their identity easily and securely in person or online. The launch is the culmination of efforts by a team of more than 180 people at the firm, which was founded in 2014. Yoti provides a secure identity platform for consumers and businesses to combat identity fraud. Users can prove their age, or identity to businesses, confirm the identity

More banks roll out Face ID login option

Singapore’s OCBC Bank, Britian’s Tesco Bank and Westpac in Australia have updated their mobile banking apps to enable iPhone X customers to login and authenticate payments using facial recognition. OCBC Bank has launched OneLook, which uses facial recognition to enable payments and access account information through the bank’s app. The feature can be used on the iPhone X across all of OCBC’s financial apps. Just like OCBC Bank’s OneTouch fingerprint authentication, OCBC OneLook was developed entirely by OCBC Bank’s in-house

App developers use of iPhone X face data raises concerns among privacy experts

Privacy experts applauded Apple for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on solely the phone itself, however, these privacy promises do not apply to the thousands of app developers who will have access to facial data in order to create entertainment features for iPhone X users, according to a report by Reuters. Last month, Senator Al Franken expressed his appreciation to Apple for addressing his privacy and security concerns over the

Two UK banks add Face ID authentication option to mobile banking apps

Nationwide and Bank of Scotland have updated their mobile apps to support Face ID, the facial authentication feature integrated in Apple’s new iPhone X, according to a report by MacRumors. The banks are the first mobile banking apps in the UK to provide support for Apple’s new facial recognition technology. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently wrote in a note to investors that he believes that Apple will continue using the 3D face recognition technology instead of Touch ID fingerprint

Pegasystems integrates facial recognition into KYC and CLM apps

Pegasystems Inc. has integrated new facial recognition and identification capabilities from Electronic IDentification (eID) into its Pega Know Your Customer (KYC) and Pega Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications. Using advanced biometrics, AI, and optical character recognition (OCR), eID’s facial recognition and identification capabilities match the person’s face with their legal documentation, such as a passport, to quickly and accurately confirm their identity. The process complies with any eID-supported legal ID card and all major international regulations, including Electronic Identification Authentication