Are Biometrics a Threat to Your Family’s Safety?

Biometric identification has already become a mainstream security technology. With the help of biometric technology, airports and border control agencies have adopted paperless verification systems, mobile companies including Apple and Samsung implement fingerprint technology on their devices, top banks embrace biometric security systems to secure the data safety of their clients. It isn’t a matter of government or international organizations anymore. It becomes a part and parcel of our daily life, but are we sure that it won’t affect us and our family? Continue reading →

Biometrics in Banking: Central Database To Blacklist Fraudsters

Data breaches in banking has seemingly become a regular occurrence all over the world. Till most recently a majority of banks and financial institutions relied on old password based security systems which make things effortless for fraudsters to breach banking data. Banks have already lost millions and are now looking for a stable solution against the data breach problem.

Biometrics in Banking

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Fujitsu tablet with integrated PalmSecure sensor

Fujitsu’s ruggedized tablet comes with serious security – palm vein biometrics powered by an integrated PalmSecure sensor.

More and more tablets and mobile devices are ramping up security with biometrics – almost all major smartphones are now equipped with some kind of biometric sensor or scanner. Apple just shocked many by introducing face biometrics in place of their fingerprint scanner, the technology apple paid over $350 million for several years ago.

M2SYS_Palm_MobileWhen taken with an infrared camera, face recognition becomes a rock solid biometric modality. Tech giants switching from fingerprint to face now validates why M2SYS always believed in underlying hybrid biometric technology – each biometric modality works differently in different environments; there is no “one fits all” approach in biometrics. That’s why we invented a solution and platform that lets our partners plug in different forms of biometrics as their business and product matures, without the need to rewrite any code. Can you believe that someone thought of this approach many many years ago? That’s M2SYS.
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Cloud Biometrics: Conveniently Safeguarding Our Data For The Future

The definition of cloud computing is recognized as a model that enables ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a broad number of computing resources, such as: storage, networks, servers, services, and applications that can be provisioned quickly and released with little to no interaction from service providers and minimum management effort. Cloud computing is a field of computer networking which is presenting opportunities to use infrastructure, hardware, or application as a service. Organizations and companies are looking into cloud computing for its cost effectiveness, security options, and as a reasonable solution for their needs. It should be noted, using a third party for cloud services does raise some security concerns as well. Continue reading →

How Biometric Authentication Is Transforming the Security of Cloud Computing

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The rising use of cloud based biometrics is quickly becoming an indispensable part of businesses. (Photo by Timothy Muza on Unsplash)

The following guest post on the rise of cloud biometrics was sumitted by Jackie Edwards.

When you’re in charge of information security for your organization, the idea that employees can access information anywhere might make you squeamish. Yet, cloud computing continues to grow and is now an indispensable part of any business that wants to stay mobile. So, what can you do as a CIO to keep your data protected? Biometric authentication is here to add extra security to cloud computing.

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How Biometric Tech is Beneficial to Financial Security

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A rise in data breaches is prompting many banks and financial institutions to adopt biometric identification technology for customers and staff. (Photo courtesy of flickr).

The following guest post on the use of biometric technology for individual identification in banking and financial services was submitted by Maricel Tabalba.

A significant increase in data breaches in the past few years has urged many financial institutions to consider using biometric security. The Gemalto breach level index showed that there were 1,540 credit card related data breaches in 2014. Additionally, the Consumer Sentinel Network stated that the number one complaint in their database were concerns regarding identify theft. Continue reading →

How Biometric Authentication Works

Security is an ever-present concern in today’s world. Increasingly, we are seeing how biometric
authentication, such as fingerprint identification, facial recognition, or DNA, is being used to enhance security systems.

Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones with touchscreens and high-definition cameras, it’s easier than ever before to implement these additional security protocols. The general public is embracing the technology as an easy way to prevent unauthorized access to accounts. In fact, 52% of consumers want banks to add fingerprint scans to banking apps.


But biometric technology goes far beyond fingerprints and facial recognition. Currently, there is advanced research being done about new and exciting ways to confirm identity. From analysis of fingernails, earlobes, and keystroke patterns, there are endless methods that are currently being explored, and each biometric has benefits and drawbacks.
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Advancements in biometric identification management technology are moving so fast, it’s tough to predict just how much it will potentially change the world we live in. Biometrics are fundamentally changing identification management in a host of industries and governmental entities. There is no question that biometrics now touch virtually every  corner of the world to improve security, but what is perhaps most fascinating is the benefits biometrics have established that were once unforeseen which include establishing parity in societies that have traditionally lacked class equity.

Traditional identification technologies (passwords, PINs, plastic ID cards) are no longer reliable and quickly being supplanted with biometrics. For example, the increased focus on improving internet security to fight cybercrime has opened the door for the use of biometrics as a stand-alone solution, or as part of a multi-factor authentication strategy. Continue reading →