A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
Video-selfie authentication tool launches
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Jumio announced the launch of Jumio Authentication, a new video-selfie authentication that uses biometrics for user authentication, that could be ideal for account logins and high-risk scenarios (e.g., logging in from a foreign IP address or authorizing high-risk transactions such as wire transfers and online purchases). Secure selfie authentication can also be use...
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
Biometric authentication for messaging apps is now available
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ID R&D has announced the release of biometric authentication technology for messaging. The new solution, SafeMessage, offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience. ID R&D will be demoing SafeMessage, as well as its other voice and behavioral biometric products, at FinovateFall.
IDVoice biometric security update has been released
Friday, June 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
ID R&D released the newest version of its most advanced voice biometric security solution, IDVoice. Additionally, ID R&D is announcing that both IDVoice and its behavioral biometric security solution, IDBehave, are now available on the Samsung SDS Digital Identify Platform.
IDVoice is a mobile-optimized voice biometric solution that authenticates users by eva...
The battle of biometric security coming in 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Kevin Tussy
Fingerprint sensors first appeared in smart devices in 2007 and then gained momentum as a 4-digit PIN code replacement in 2013's Apple iPhone 5S. Hailed as the future of authentication by some, fingerprint's security weaknesses were quickly exposed by the children of sleepy dads, cats' paws and gummy bears. Still, the lure of convenience today and the promise of securit...
Behavioral and biometric mobile authentication will end passwords
Friday, September 15, 2017 by David Vergara
You can say this about passwords: they're incredibly resilient. Not in a bulletproof kind of way but, more precisely, in terms of how long they've been around. According to Robert Svensson in his book "From Hacking to Report Writing: An Introduction to Security and Penetration," the first computer system to use passwords was built by researchers at the Massachusetts Ins...
HUMANOBOT can discover non-human activities trying to commit fraud
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
SecuredTouch's HUMANOBOT behavioral biometrics tech has recently fine-tuned its platform to better detect non-human activities like bots and emulators trying to commit fraud. HUMANOBOT detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts and stops fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications.The system recognizes these behaviors using advan...
New biometric authentication could be a password killer
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Pramati Technologies has announced the ThumbSignIn biometric authentication SaaS platform for mobile and web applications and additionally its certification by the FIDO Alliance. The platform enables enterprises and service providers to deploy strong authentication solutions that reduce reliance on passwords and protect against phishing, man-in-the-middle, and replay at...
TrulyHandsfree technology updates its embedded AI
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Introduced in 2009, TrulyHandsfree began offering an embedded small vocabulary speech recognition system to feature an always-listening wake word. Now, Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving UX and security of consumer electronics through embedded AI technologies, is announcing they will be making significant updates to the embedded AI in its Truly...
Biometric authentication for your apps from Appdome and BehavioSec
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Appdome, a cloud service that automates mobile integration by fusing new services to mobile apps, is partnering up with biometric authentication technology company, BehavioSec. Appdome for BehavioSec now enables mobile developers and mobility professionals (such as mobile fraud, IT, or Security groups) to rapidly integrate advanced biometric and behavior based authentic...
Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit coming end of March
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the payments landscape? Top-level payments executives from the EMV, mobile, transportation and IoT industries will answer these questions and more at the Smart Card Alliance...
How to secure your online accounts from cyber attacks in 2017
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
In addition to ball drops and bubbly, the New Year offers an occasion to reflect and contemplate what's ahead in 2017. When Dec. 31 rolls around, many of us think about getting fit, saving more money and promising to take time to enjoy life. As the world becomes more and more connected – and our digital and offline lives become indistinguishable – we should also commit ...
What's so tricky about Android security anyway
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Don Duncan
Android authentication can be a tricky business because it can help identify the user, but it can also open the door to hackers at the same time. It all comes down to the device administrator access which comes with a lot of benefits like. Device administrator access provides complete device management access rights that include creating and managing poli...
Core Security is making the password reset process self-service, faster and simpler
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
Core Security announced the release of Core Mobile Reset 1.0 and Core Access Insight 9.2. With the introduction of these solution updates, enterprise security teams will now be able to resolve immediate threats with prognostic analytics applied to the big identity and access data, while also enhancing organizational efficiency.Ineffective password management i...
Samsung Teams With Sensory for Face and Voice Authentication
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
Samsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider is teaming up with Sensory to offer banks and enterprise customers high-security embedded face and voice biometric recognition technologies. Sensory’s TrulySecure technology will be added to Samsung’s FIDO biometric authentication offering. Samsung’s SDS FIDO Client product will use Sensory’s FIDO UAF Certified ...
The Future Looks Bright For Mobile Betting
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
Adoption and engagement of quickly advancing digital technology has fundamentally changed the structure and use of consumer markets across the Internet over the last 10 years, and this is particularly true in the world of sports betting apps for Android and responsively designed, web-hosted betting platforms.Along with flipping the percentage of PC Vs Mobile t...
Iris Scanning and the Future of Mobile Security
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Dr. Salil Prabhakar
The promise of iris scan technology has been shown in sci-fi movies for decades. Various governments use it to secure borders, defense facilities, banks use it to authenticate high value transactions, secure access to safes and vaults. Recent advancements in the evolving mobile biometrics field has brought iris recognition technology to our hands – to our mobi...
Security of Things 2016 Conference to Focus on IoT Security, Privacy, and Authentication
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
Coming to Chicago this October, the Smart Card Alliance Security of Things 2016 conference is bringing security, privacy and authentication to the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) with speakers from both the IoT and security communities. Speakers will discuss the impact embedded security technology is expected to have on connected cars, wearables, smart ho...
EdgeConneX Offers AWS Direct Connect for Portland Edge Data Center
Monday, May 2, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
EdgeConneX has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in its Portland Edge Data Center. With AWS Direct Connect, companies in the Pacific Northwest can connect their IT infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services, establishing a private connection to the cloud. The announcement marks the first metro offering for AWS Direct Connect in P...
Biometric Security Can Leave a Lasting Impression
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by Bernard Brafman
Each year faster processors and new APIs offer developers more tools to use in the creation of their apps. While these advances offer opportunities, new capabilities also mean users expect the apps they use to perpetually improve update after update, and user experience is a chart topper on the list of elements they want improved.One easy way to create a better app expe...
Dual Biometrics - Added Security Without Added Hassle
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Bernard Brafman
Our mobile phones are a portable treasure trove of personal information. They often carry a record of where we’ve been through the metadata of our photos and the people we talk to in our call and message logs - not to mention our emails, notes, appointments and a range of other things we store inside different apps. From this data an outline of our entire lives can...
With TrulySecure 2.0 Developers Can Move Beyond Thumbprint Recognition
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Sensory has released TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. This latest release builds on Sensory’s two decades of implementing platforms which enhance user experience and security for consumer electronics by incorporating state-of-the-art neural networks and machine learning principles in spe...
AGNITiO’s KIVOX Mobile SDK Combats Spoofing Through Voice Biometrics
Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
AGNITiO is a voice biometrics company that has developed KIVOX Mobile, a software development kit (SDK) which enables on-device secure speaker verification for the user. Users can authenticate themselves by using their voice -- authorizing any app powered by KIVOX to use a voiceprint. Users have the ability to select a passphrase which is predefined or choose...
VoiceVault Release ViGo Voice Biometric Platform for Mobile App Development
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
VoiceVault has released ViGo, a standardized approach to mobile voice biometrics that provides a complete voice biometric ecosystem to facilitate mobile app development and deployment.ViGo 100% focused on mobile, is cloud-based and is pre-configured for simplicity using either phrase or digit-based identity verification.ViGo accelerates speed to market saving organ...
What Every App Developer Needs to Know About the NTIA's Code of Conduct
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Adam Grant
Voluntary and Short...Really?
I have come to a recent belief; fewer and fewer things in life seem to be voluntary, even though they say they are and even less are shorter than you think they should be. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (“NTIA”) Short Form Notice Code of Conduct published on July 25, 2013 seems consistent with these belief...
What Is The Apps Act of 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Adam Grant
In January 2013, the California
Attorney General issued a report
entitled, Privacy on the Go;
Recommendations for the Mobile
Ecosystem. In the very next month,
the Federal Trade Commission
issued its own report, Mobile
Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust
Finally, Congress is talking about
the country’s concerns over privacy
and is consid...