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Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending November 23


Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Biometrics Week in Review: fingerprint sensors, entry/exit system, MasterCard, facial recognition, multi-factor authentication, new partnerships, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense, mobile payments platform, mobile security report.

Synaptics pushes its fingerprint sensor technology into new markets – Synaptics projected the fingerprint sensor market will expand from smartphones and tablets into new growth areas like automotive and gaming peripherals.

EgisTec fingerprint touch sensor ET300 to be featured in Philips’ new flagship smartphone – Egis Technology announced it has implemented its ET300 fingerprint touch sensor in Alibaba and Philips’ collaborative smartphone, Philips Aurora i966.

SIBA teams with SIA to encourage airport biometric entry-exit system – The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) has teamed up with the Security Industry Association (SIA) to establish an “Airport Entry and Exit Working Group“.

MasterCard aims to replace passwords with biometrics for payments: report – MasterCard wants to take a “multi-layered” approach to authentication that could make use of biometrics such as fingerprint, voice and facial recognition take the place of its current password-based security solution “3D Secure”.

Hotels near Delhi airport ordered by police to install facial recognition software – Hotels located near India’s Delhi airport have been instructed by local police to install facial recognition software as part of its initiative to increase security measures.

Fujitsu to launch multi-factor biometric identity verification device – PalmSecure ID Match is designed to meet a variety of security-sensitive cases across a broad range of sectors including finance, retail and social security as well as other public sectors.

EyeLock, MorphoTrust form partnership to deliver enterprise biometric identity solutions – EyeLock and MorphoTrust USA (Safran) have formed a strategic partnership to deliver biometric identity solutions and services to enterprise, motor vehicle administration, airport screening and financial services markets.

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense to procure mobile biometric identification system – According to a “sources sought” announcement issued by the U.S. Army Contracting Command on behalf of the Department of Defense, contractors are welcome to provide a statement of their interest, capabilities and qualifications to provide the system.

HyprKey prepares to launch biometric mobile payments platform – HyprKey is launching the first phase of its new mobile payment system in November which provides a three-factor authentication alternative to passwords.

Nok Nok Labs & Javelin release mobile security report – The report, sponsored by Nok Nok Labs, found that consumer apathy around mobile security has led to insecure personal data on mobile devices.

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