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COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
Petone identity management firm JNCTN partners with NEC NZ
Petone-based credential management firm JNCTN has created a partnership with NEC New Zealand, which will enable the company to integrate biometric technology into its cloud-based services.
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
Common misconceptions about smart homes and biometrics
The real cause of most attacks is not biometrics itself, but the storage of biometrics data in a centralised database.
Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
Concerns over hygiene sends biometric device revenue spiralling
According to ABI Research, the market for biometric devices will plummet by US$2 billion over the course of 2020.
Infineon accelerates 3D facial recognition innovation
Infineon says the technology, which uses the REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, features an easy-to-design integration for smartphone manufacturers.
Kiwis 'considerably' more likely to use biometric payments than Australians
The report finds 64% of New Zealanders are familiar with biometrics and 68% have used fingerprint recognition.
Nuance announces updates to biometric fraud detection offering
A recent Nuance survey found 1 in 4 people have fallen victim to fraud in the last twelve months, each person losing an average of $2,000 due to inefficient passwords.
Japan rolls out more facial recognition gates at airports
More airports around Japan will soon be rolling out automated facial recognition gates for travellers passing through immigration and passport control.
UK privacy watchdog 'deeply concerned' about live facial recognition
UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says she is deeply concerned about the rollout of LFR.
LG launches G8S THINQ in Aus market
LG’s new smartphone offering provides a range of options for biometric security, including the new vein recognition solution with Hand ID.
NEC named Frost & Sullivan Biometrics Company of the Year
The award recognises NEC's foresight in innovating and developing biometric solutions for the future that maximises customer value and experience.
The impact of bringing biometrics to the door
"Despite the benefits of biometrics, there have been impediments to its broader enterprise adoption."
Why multifunction devices need biometric security
PINs, or ID badges on card readers are important basic measures, but can still leave information vulnerable in the case that they’re lost, stolen, or copied.
Nuance biometrics fight back against fraud
Nuance Communications has crunched the numbers and discovered that it has prevented more than US$1 billion worth of fraud from being passed on to users of its Nuance Security Suite.
Facial recognition helps problem pokies players say no
The New Zealand Community Trust is using facial recognition tech to help problem gamblers exclude themselves from gambling rooms.
ImageWare unveils biometric-based digital identity platform
"Identity is the new security perimeter," declares ImageWare CEO Jim Miller.
Gartner: Smartphone biometrics coming to the workplace
Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication and SaaS-delivered IAM.
Facial recognition tech can identify partial images of people
We’re now at the point where technology doesn’t even need an entire image of someone to identify them.
LG G8 ThinkQ will include IR facial recognition
With Infineon’s REAL3 image sensor chip, LG offers a depth measuring selfie camera for face-based security.
Oppo unveils world-first 10x lossless zoom phone camera
At a conference Oppo has revealed its revolutionary phone camera in addition to new fingerprint unlocking tech.
A photo still enough to defeat face unlock of many phones
Despite almost all smartphone manufacturers bragging about just how secure their ‘face unlock’ feature is, a new study has found many models wanting in security.
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.