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Biometric security
US research team takes biometric scanning to heart
According to the study’s lead author Wenyao Xu, “No two people with identical hearts have ever been found”.
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Passports
Gemalto hails future of biometrics in ePassports for more efficient travel
Gemalto’s biometric self-service technologies are now being used in ePassports in 30 countries around the world.
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Biometric security
Nok Nok Labs eyes channel expansion for authentication market after $8m funding round
"Motorola Solutions’ support will help us maximize the impact of our company’s solutions by protecting citizens."
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Cloud
Fujitsu signs on as reseller of Nok Nok Labs biometric authentication services
Fujitsu is now selling Nok Nok Labs authentication solutions to the Asian market, as part of a new global value-added reseller partnership.
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Smartphone
Interview: The dark side of biometrics - why social engineering could destroy security
In depth with One Identity: "Anyone who has let a stranger hold an unlocked phone is putting themselves at risk of being breached."
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Passports
Gemalto a driving force behind East Timor's new ePassport initiative
"East Timor citizens can now travel anywhere around the world, with unprecedented levels of security and privacy."
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Cybersecurity
Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
It wasn’t exactly the kind of hacking you see in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
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Malware
Fingerprint security & biometrics: Three major myths busted
Contrary to what many people assume biometric readers aren't foolproof. They have their own set of unique vulnerabilities. Fingerprints can be stolen.
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3M
Gemalto puts final touches on 3M Identity Management acquisition
Gemalto has put the final touches on its acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business - a deal worth $850 million.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Biometrics allows SMBs to snap selfies for loan applications
Snap a selfie to satisfy security? Australian small businesses now have the option of snapping selfies as part of their loan application process.
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Visa
What do millennials want? Biometrics, easy payments and progressive tech, according to Visa
It might seem incredibly easy (or incredibly difficult) to figure out what millennials want. Visa reckons it knows how they like to pay for things.
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Cloud
Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone?
Microsoft has launched 'phone sign-in’ specifically for Microsoft accounts on Android and iOS - but what about Windows Phones?
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Nuance
ANZ Bank to roll out voice biometrics for high value transactions
From mid-2017, ANZ customers will be able to use their voice to transfer more than $1000 through ANZ’s mobile apps.
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Contact Centre
Could voice biometrics in contact centres be the next hot trend?
Consumers are in favour of voice biometrics when dealing with contact centres, according to a new survey by NICE.
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Identity and Access Management
Australia gets first taste of virtual alternative to face-to-face identity verification
South African company e4 claims it has launched Australia’s very first real-time, virtual alternative to face-to-face identity verification.
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Biometric security
Suprema ups biometric sensor game to provide ‘world’s fastest matching speed’
"By providing super-fast matching with low-end performance, BioSign 2.0 is set to change the game."
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Facial recognition
Biometrics tech to be worth $9.6 billion by 2022
Facial recognition technology is on the rise. The 2D and 3D biometrics industry will be worth $9.6 billion in revenue by 2022.
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Biometric security
'Highly fragmented' two-factor biometrics market set to grow
"The market appears to be highly fragmented, due to the presence of several small regional vendors and large multinationals."
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Fintech
Frost & Sullivan: Fintech security needs to catch up
Frost & Sullivan study says government agencies, SMEs & startups will need to work together if Australia is to become a leader in Fintech innovation.
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Internet of Things
Biometric security enters the IoT ecosystem
"After establishing a foundation in smartphones and user authentication, the biometrics market is branching out and entering the IoT ecosystem."
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Cybersecurity
Big things are on the horizon for biometrics security
"Consumers are increasingly putting their trust behind biometric-based authentication and searching for security, convenience, and personalisation."
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Apple
Biometrics, federated identities, data security: The biggest disruptors for eCommerce
“Digital commerce is already worth around $1.7 trillion a year, but it still has so far to go. Happily, exciting new ideas are on the way.”
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Cybersecurity
Passwords being phased out in favour of biometrics
Whilst passwords can be changed, a fingerprint cannot, meaning any future accounts protected with biometric data could be compromised.”
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Biometrics
Biometrics: the time is now
From customer contact centres and logical access control, to cloud computing and password management, has enterprisebiometrics come of age?