Dermalog tenprint biometric scanner certified for presentation attack detection by German government

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The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has certified the LF10 biometric fingerprint scanner from Dermalog for compliance with its new security standard for government applications, which specifies Common Criteria for presentation attack detection (PAD).

The LF10 4-4-2 tenprint scanner is the first of its kind to receive the certification, the company says. The BSI Common Criteria PAD standard, which has applied to one and two-print scanners since 2018, was extended to 4-4-2 devices to ensure the automatic rejection of attacks using fake fingers or prints.

“As a manufacturer of innovative biometric solutions, protection against presentation attacks is one of the essential components of our systems. The certification by the BSI confirms that we are also a global leader in the field of liveness detection,” says Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull.

The large scanning area of the Dermalog LF10 allows up to four fingers to be captured simultaneously, and the scanner is used by German authorities to register refugees, according to the announcement.

Dermalog has also been on a roll in the Asian market, with the Philippine Land Transport Office selecting the company to merge its biometric driver’s license database with other registers and Thailand adding the company’s fever detection technology to its border control system.

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