Trustonic, Fingerprint Cards to secure FIDO Ready biometric authentication on smart devices

Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards AB announced they have partnered to secure FIDO Ready secure biometric authentication on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The partnership centers on FPCs touch fingerprint sensors (FPC1020, FPC1021 and FPC1150) and sensor driver software that are developed to take advantage of Trustonic

Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth along with the drive for password supplantation. This report also outlines the increasing use of mobile biometrics for financial services and

Authentify to release extension to device-based biometric multifactor authenticator

Authentify announced at this week’s BlackHat USA 2014 conference it is introducing xFA Smart Choice, an extension to its xFA device-based multifactor authentication service. xFA Smart Choice enables enterprises to automatically choose or prioritize the authentication factors their end-users have offered on their mobile device, simplifying the overall authentication process for end-users. “The barrier to mass-market deployment of stronger authentication boils down to the impact on the user experience,” said John Zurawski, vice president at Authentify. “After all, security and

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may feature iris scanning technology

In a recent tweet by certified Samsung Twitter account @SamsungExynos, the smartphone device manufacturer teased it is currently developing iris scanning technology, following rumors that its new flagship handset, Galaxy S5, would feature the technology. The Tweet follows news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini would feature fingerprint technology. The @SamsungExynos tweet published a diagram of a smartphone scanning an eye with the caption, “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That’s what we envision. What would you

Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar 2014

Exploring safe digital identification in an online world 4 June 2014 Wellington, New Zealand The Biometrics Institute is known for its long track record in successfully facilitating discussion around the use of biometrics in a stimulating and independent forum. This seminar reflects a growing demand for discussion around online authentication, mobile transactions and privacy. The 2013 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey reported that smartphones/mobile devices were given the highest mention in terms of future biometric use. Coupled with a significant number

Biometrics are key for secure banking

Biometrics are the new E-verification tools for online and mobile banking says Steve Cook, Director of Business Development for Facebanx. Why? Simply because consumers are fed-up with identity theft and further inconveniences with having to prove who they are. Fraud is costing banks and tax-payers millions. ID theft is increasing at an alarming rate and is affecting millions of people, yet not enough stringent methods are being adopted to protect customer accounts. According to a recent report by the US

Fingerprint Cards announces flagship model smartphone design win, opens Shanghai office

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced yet another significant design win — this time its a flagship model design win for its swipe sensor technology from a Tier 1 smartphone manufacturer in China. In addition, the rapidly-expanding company has opened a regional office in Shanghai. Fingerprint Cards has been receiving a large amount of orders and design-wins as of late.  Reported yesterday, the company announced another smartphone design win from a smartphone manufacturer in China. As we’ve reported in, Fingerprint Cards

OASIS enhances public-key cryptography standard

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) has just enhanced its popular public-key cryptography Standard, PKCS #11 for mobile and cloud applications. According to OASIS, PKCS#11 specifies a platform-independent application programming interface for cryptographic tokens which store and control authentication information including personal identity, cryptographic keys, certificates, digital signatures and biometric data. “We’re updating PKCS #11 to address recent advances in cryptography, such as new algorithms. We’ll also be considering requirements brought on by mobile devices, cloud computing

Fingerprint Cards chosen by Chinese mobile phone manufacturer

Fingerprint Cards has just announced that its FPC1080A swipe sensor has been selected by one of China’s mobile phone manufacturers with access to a well-known European mobile brand. The Chinese company is starting an Android Smartphone project this month and expects to release the first mobile phone models in the second half of 2013, both in China and internationally. According to the company, the first model will use MediaTek’s Quad Core 3G/HSPA Android platform, the MT 6789, which FPC has excellent

Eye tracking and gesture will control future mobile devices

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. expects that technologies that track eye and gesture movements will play a large role in future mobile applications and devices. According to a recent New York Times report, the newest smartphone from Samsung will have an eye-tracking feature that will allow its users to scroll down a page without having to touch the screen. While Samsung has not revealed any details about the the technology it will be using, the firm has filed a trademark in the