Samsung applies for palm scanning password hint technology patent

Samsung has filed a patent Thursday for technology to provide users with hints for forgotten passwords based on palm scans, SamMobile reports. The system described in the 42-page patent application involves the user enrolling an image of his or her palm, and then retrieving a password hint by taking a picture of his or her palm with the device’s rear camera. The device then adds the hint to the image in the form of the password characters scattered across the

Report says Egistec most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for Samsung Galaxy S9

Egis Technology is the most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for the Samsung Galaxy S9, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report cited by Digitimes Egis Technology has previously supplied fingerprint sensors to Samsung for its Galaxy A-, C- and J-series smartphones but obtaining orders for the upcoming Galaxy S9 series model will be its first time to cut into the supply chain for Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S-series smartphone series. According to market watchers quoted in the report, winning a fingerprint

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

Samsung patents pressure-sensitive under-display fingerprint scanner

Samsung has registered for a patent for a pressure sensitive under-the-display fingerprint scanner, which the company could introduce in one of its 2018 flagship smartphones, according to a report by GalaxyClub. The patent application in South Korea was initially filed back in March, and published on October 27th. Titled ‘Electronic Device for Supporting the Fingerprint Verification and Operating Method Thereof’, the patent describes a method for incorporating the sensor under the screen. In the patent, Samsung describes in the problem

Samsung SDS demonstrating authentication technologies at Money 20/20

Samsung SDS America will demonstrate its authentication technologies, including Samsung SDS Nexsign, with leading partners in the financial industry at Money 20/20 2017 in Las Vegas. The demonstrations will showcase the latest innovations from Diebold Nixdorf, BioCatch and Moxtra that use Samsung SDS’s advanced mobile technologies to improve security and improve the user experience. Samsung SDS Nexsign is a FIDO compliant biometric authentication platform that leverages facial recognition technology with the ATM to complete a secure cardless cash withdrawal in seconds.

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. Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the Great Market Crash of 1987 when the Dow registered its largest single-day decline ever. Markets sold off sharply the day before the anniversary, as well as Thursday morning.

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. On Tuesday Google held a showcase to introduce its latest hardware. The company hopes to create a space for its products in the burgeoning ‘home IoT’ sector. Among the devices is a tiny camera, the

Samsung Galaxy Note8 features Princeton Identity iris biometrics technology

Princeton Identity revealed that its iris recognition technology is one of the core features of the Samsung Galaxy Note8. This follows the integration of the identity management company’s iris recognition technology into the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier this year. “The future is here,” commented Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity. “Biometric tech is changing the way we interact with devices and we’re moving toward a world where you are the password. We’re excited that Samsung shares this vision and are proud

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. -Gemalto N.V. reported earnings this week. Management blamed weak demand in the U.S. and a slowdown in its removable-SIM card market for the non-stellar results (goodwill on the SIM business was written down, registered this

Suprema fingerprint solutions integrated in Samsung smartphones, IdentaZone matching system

Suprema announced that its BioSign mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm has been included in Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 (for SK Telecom) smartphone models. Partnering with Taiwan-based sensor provider Egis Technology, Suprema provides its integrated solution to global smartphone manufacturers. Introduced in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BioSign 2.0 features the latest AI technology, supports small fingerprint sensors and delivers robust authentication performance over time and environment. BioSign 2.0 offers flexibility in integration by supporting different shapes