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How Continuous Authentication as a Fourth Factor Will Shape 2018

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January 24th, 2018

As we close off the year, I have been asked for my single prediction for 2018. You can appreciate that this is quite difficult, as there is so much happening in Conversational Commerce, especially in the area of Intelligent Authentication. After much thought on the multitude of competing trends, I choose Continuous Authentication as my top-trend for 2018. Read more…

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Biometrics will be the thumb rule in 2018

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January 23rd, 2018

Apple has not so much invented technologies as brought them into the mainstream. Think multitouch user interface and Touch ID, the latter of which popularised unlocking phones with your finger. Now with the iPhone X, Apple is using your face as a passcode.

While Face ID is not the same as an iris scanner, which other companies have installed on their devices before, Apple — and its competitors like Samsung, Google and OnePlus — could lead the way in changing how people interact with their phones in the future, particularly in India.  Read more…

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Password-free smartphones are no longer the stuff of science fiction — they’re everywhere

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January 22nd, 2018

It seems as if every premium smartphone — and even many of the not-so-premium ones — have some form of security feature that uses a body part as a form of authentication. Many phones will scan your fingerprints, or even your face.

These features, known as “biometrics,” have become a staple on mobile devices, as they serve a number of different functions. Read more…

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Consumers Want Biometrics – How Will Payments Respond?

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January 19th, 2018

It’s not just the holiday season, either.

recent study by Visa showed that, unsurprisingly, consumers are ready to say goodbye and good riddance to passwords, both because of the friction they create when trying to remember them – and the inevitable stutter step that the “forgot password” prompt creates – and because in the aftermath of the Equifax breach, the public has never been more conscious of how far passwords fall short in preventing fraud and keeping their data secure. Read more…

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Visa Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Biometrics Over Passwords

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January 18th, 2018
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KCB to Secure Accounts With Fingerprint, Voice Identity

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January 17th, 2018

KCB Group #ticker:KCB is set to introduce a biometric access system that will allow customers to use their fingerprints and voice to securely log into their accounts, including getting services at ATMs.

The tier-one lender has placed a tender inviting qualified technical experts to deploy the authentication technology on its core banking system, which is also expected to curb fraud. Read more...

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Biometrics – Evolving Multimodality in Mobile Banking

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December 5th, 2017

Today’s biometric banking arena is a multifaceted and complex space, especially when observed from the consumer touch-points. Branches, ATMs, call centers, online portals, and mobile apps all offer the biometric experience in terms of security and convenience, thanks to fingerprint, voice, vein pattern, iris, and behavioral recognition technologies. Indeed, as or the writing of this article, there are probably more biometric modalities available to banking customers than there are channels through which they can bank. But it wasn’t always this way. Read more…

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Researchers turn sonar on voice spoofers

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December 4th, 2017

A team of researchers at the State University of Florida in Tallahassee say sonar is the way to beat spoofing attacks on voice biometrics.Yang and his colleagues have devised a technology that detects and defeats such misuse of recordings.

Called VoiceGesture, it is able to not only recognise that a passphrase has been said but also sonar vibrations caused by the user. Read more…

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Malaysian bank integrates face, voice recognition into app

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December 1st, 2017

Malaysia’s MayBank has launched a facial and voice recognition security authentication service in the Maybank2u App.

In a statement, the bank said its “Face ID”, not related to the iPhone X, and “Voice ID” services will enable its customers to access their accounts and check their balances via the Maybank app, with any further transactions requiring login with passwords, thus enabling multi-factor authentication.  Read more…

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Sri Lankan Bank Uses biometrics incl voice for Authentication on Two New Apps

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November 30th, 2017

Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication on two of its mobile apps.

One of them is Mobile Banking, a relatively straightforward mobile banking app designed to let Nations Trust Bank customers do things like pay bills, transfer funds, apply for loans, and so on. The other app, FriMi, is designed to be its own, 100 percent mobile banking service, with customers able to sign up online with no need to visit a branch. From there, they can send and receive money between other banks and even users who don’t have FriMi accounts. Read more…

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