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Smartwatches Gain Ground With Biometrics

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Germany to Implement Face Recognition for Border Control | Reuters Germany’s Interior Minister recently discussed border security with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, noting that he would like to deploy [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Smartwatches Gain Ground With Biometrics

Biometrics & the Future of Healthcare

Imagine receiving a medical bill for a surgery that you never received. You spend hours on the phone with your doctor’s office and insurance company, insisting that you did not have a hip replacement. Then, debt collectors start hounding you for payment. And worse yet, you realize that someone has been filling prescriptions under your [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Biometric Authentication|Comments Off on Biometrics & the Future of Healthcare

Government Hacks and Biometrics in Marketing

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Congress Target of Latest Federal Data Breach | Bloomberg The latest cyberattack on the U.S. government targeted Congress, with a batch of personal email addresses and other contact information leaked [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Government Hacks and Biometrics in Marketing

Biometric Authentication: It’s All About the Platform!

Biometric authentication has gone from zero to mass consumer adoption in a very short space of time. My own forecast for the adoption of mobile biometric authentication for financial services suggests that over 120 million people used biometrics on their phones to access bank services and to initiate payments during 2015. We are only at [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Goode Intelligence|Comments Off on Biometric Authentication: It’s All About the Platform!

Mobile Payments and Biometrics: A Match Made in Heaven

Thanks to the FinTech revolution, mobile payments are growing rapidly in popularity. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of consumers in mature markets will use smartphones or wearables for mobile payments by 2018. Making payments directly from a mobile device can certainly make life easier, but what happens when a hacker is able to infiltrate your [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Biometric Authentication|Comments Off on Mobile Payments and Biometrics: A Match Made in Heaven

Security & Biometrics Grow Hand in Hand

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Biometric Security in High Demand in Data Center Colocation | FindBiometrics More data center colocation firms are considering biometric security to protect access to clients’ servers and their facilities in [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Security & Biometrics Grow Hand in Hand

Everything You Need to Know About Iris Recognition

Last week, Samsung unveiled the next generation of its popular Galaxy smartphone, the Note 7. As many industry pundits predicted, the company included an iris scanner among the model’s newest features. This allows users to leverage iris recognition as an added layer of security, beyond numerical passwords – or even fingerprints. To most people, this [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Biometrics|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Iris Recognition

Mobility Brings Biometric Authentication to the Public Eye

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Government Turning Focus on Multifactor Authentication | FedTech More federal agencies are turning to multifactor authentication to protect access to systems and data. This changes comes shortly after the National [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Mobility Brings Biometric Authentication to the Public Eye

3D-Printed Fingerprints: The Tipping Point of Spoofed Biometrics

Recently, the media has been abuzz with stories of fingerprints replicated by 3D printers. Fusion first reported the story of researchers at Michigan State University tasked by law enforcement to create a copy of a deceased victim’s fingerprint. The police needed to recreate the print to unlock the individual’s mobile phone as part of their [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Biometrics|Comments Off on 3D-Printed Fingerprints: The Tipping Point of Spoofed Biometrics

Biometrics is Ever-Evolving and Improving

The Weekly Cypher is specially curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in cybersecurity, biometrics, and related news and innovations. This week’s topics are: Police ask Biometrics Lab to Recreate Deceased’s Fingerprints | Fusion Law enforcement officials recently encountered a strange case where details stored on a murder victim’s smartphone could help lead them [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Biometrics is Ever-Evolving and Improving