VW and Rimac show off concept cars featuring biometrics at Geneva Motor Show

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March 30th, 2018

Volkswagon has previewed an autonomous-driving electric concept car with artificial intelligence and biometric passenger recognition, controlled entirely through gesture recognition and voice commands, New Atlas reports.

The company is showing the I.D. Vizzon at the Geneva Motor Show. It features a “virtual host,” which adapts the car’s interior settings to its passengers after identifying them with biometrics. It does not include a steering wheel or pedals, but provides a HoloLens augmented reality headset and an augmented reality screen for information and entertainment which takes up most of the windscreen, according to New Atlas. Read more…

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Biometrics – Balancing safety and convenience with biometrics

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March 29th, 2018

Biometrics-based security devices are now widely used across SA’s banks, but in many cases, could be creating a false sense of safety among enterprises – and worse – serving to enable criminal activities.

This is according to Ideco CEO Marius Coetzee, who notes there has been growth in the utilisation of biometrics, not only in terms of national identity schemes, but also with regards to providing a frictionless experience to the consumer while still maintaining high levels of security. Read more…

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Early 90% of Firms Will Use Biometrics by 2020

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March 28th, 2018

The vast majority of organizations will use biometric authentication technology by 2020, but concerns over vendor transparency persist, according to Spiceworks.

The professional IT network polled nearly 500 members in North America and Europe to gather their views on the burgeoning authentication technology.

It found that 62% use it already in some form, while an additional 24% will do so in the next two years. Read more…

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New Healthcare Communication Platform Features Biometric Authentication

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March 27th, 2018

Fujitsu has announced a new mobile communication solution for healthcare featuring biometric authentication.Healthcare Communication Platform Features Biometric Authentication

Dubbed MedClick, the solution is essentially designed to let healthcare providers communicate with patients through a secure, two-way mobile messaging system. It also features built-in remote medication monitoring, helping to ensure that patients are getting the care they need. And Fujitsu says the solution is secured via Biometrics-as-a-Service (or ‘BIOaaS’), its cloud-based, multimodal biometric authentication platform. Read more…

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Singapore banks lead early adopters of biometrics

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March 26th, 2018

Singaporean banks have adopted biometric security faster than other countries, finds a new survey.

In a survey conducted by Forrester and commissioned by identity data vendor GBG, China placed second at 57 percent, followed by Australia at 50 percent and the UK at 40 percent, while the US ranked last at 37 percent, revealed The survey polled 315 fintech and financial services companies across the five markets. Read more…

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BME and Nuance partner on voice signatures

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March 23rd, 2018

BME Inntech and Nuance Communications have reached a strategic agreement to apply its voice biometrics authentication technology to the signing of contracts and client incorporation processes. Read more…

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SA consumers ready to say goodbye to passwords

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March 22nd, 2018

Despite security concerns, South African consumers find biometric technologies, such as fingerprint recognition and eye-scanning, to be much faster and easier than passwords. Read more…

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Millennials more likely to use biometric authentication

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March 21st, 2018

Although younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene, they are more likely to use biometrics, multifactor authentication and password managers to improve their personal security. Read more…

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How to Fight Password Leak

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March 20th, 2018

The recent false missile alert at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) brought to light a serious security vulnerability that all businesses should take note of. And it has nothing to do with rockets.

Business Insider analyzed several press photos from HEMA headquarters, and discovered on one a sticky note, taped to a computer screen, with “password” written on it. This was followed by a series of characters. Read more…

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Australian Tax Office has collected 3.4 million voiceprints as government embraces biometrics

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March 19th, 2018

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has collected voiceprints from 3.4 million Australians, or one in seven citizens, to authenticate their identity in interactions with its call center of mobile app, Computerworld reports. The number represents an increase of 500,000 enrollments in the past six months. Read more…

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